Ending Homelessness: A Grand Challenge for Transforming Practice and Policy (Special Issue).
Journal Special Issue
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.
Vol. 97, No. 3 , p.
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This journal issue focuses on ending homelessness, one of the 12 Grand Challenges issued by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). It begins with a brief history of the AASWSW’s Grand Challenge to End Homelessness, the creation of the National Center and its major, multiyear Homelessness Initiative, and implications for social work. Following articles address: redefining outcomes for transitional living programs for youth experiencing homelessness, coping styles associate with victimization profiles among homeless youth, outcomes of an affirming system of care serving LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, profiles of young adult mothers and fathers in unstable housing situations, one community’s efforts to house families experiencing homelessness, veteran returns to homelessness following exits from permanent supportive housing, homelessness history impacts on health outcomes and economic and risk behavior intermediaries, service providers’ perspectives on permanent supportive housing for families, provision of child trauma services in emergency family housing, and unsheltered homeless youth point-in-time count and outreach. Numerous references.
homelessness; housing; homeless adolescents; coping skills; Postsecondary education; family centered services; childhood trauma; aging out; foster adolescents; victimization; systems of care; financial assistance; community based services