War veterans and their families should never be forgot or put aside. I chose to be an advocate for the homeless veteran because this is a very sad situation. These people fought for our freedom and they should never be forgotten. Before anyone can be an advocate for the homeless veteran, people need to understand the reasons why veterans become homeless and learn about the supportive services that are out there. When it comes to assisting the veteran, the advocate needs to know about the many services that are out there which will help to empower veterans and allow them to become independent.
Be more proactive in preventing homelessness…emphasize approaches that follow clients as they progress throughout the continuum of care, including assistance to people once they enter permanent housing. Direct resources toward sub-groups of the homeless who are underserved relative to others, including children in homeless families, single men, and both youth and adults who are leaving institutional settings.
This strategy is often used in social care settings such as prisons to rehabilitate the offenders. A mentor or befriender would be the best way to combat loneliness however a counsellor would be a better way to combat emotional distress. A counsellor would be able to establish the reasons for the distress and create an action plan whereas a befriender is a companion to help make things more bearable. Also a counsellor would be more experienced in the fields concerned, also having the knowledge to advise which services are best. The appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication for jargon would be to ensure that if a letter is sent that the language used is appropriate and in ‘layman’s terms’, likewise in verbal
Tearing apart a family does not mean arguing or having an affair, but it could also mean question and not finding the answers. This shows how AIDS is a destructive disease that not only harms the victims, but also their families. * She stood up and fought for Esther, this shows that Chanda loved her friends a lot. She has the will and braveness to make the decision of accepting her friend and to take the responsibility afterwards. This is an important point of
Concept of helping clients during the case management process The concept of helping clients during the case management process will reduce recidivism, enhance public safety, and promote success. The case management concept is complex because different components may happen at different times during the treatment process. Each individual is unique and different, so therefore, the treatment has to be different. Freeman (2001) stated, “The traditional case management plan calls for reduction of problematic symptoms by a certain percentage” (p. 77). Case managers are professionals who provide treatment and services to clients so they can live productive in society.
That initiative is called Project REACH, which stands for Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (Faas, 2012). After seeing that article, and still thinking of a project topic for this class, I put two and two together and came up with OPERATION Vet Connect, which expands on what JBJ Soul Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs has already laid the ground work for. But I took it a step further. Getting the homeless veterans and their families resources is one thing, but getting them to utilize that help and take advantage of the benefits afforded to them as our Nation’s heroes is something completely different. This project springboards from the mobile application aspect once the veterans contact the helping agencies for help.
Chapter 1 You Decide 1) Some advantages of research-advocates are firsthand knowledge of the subject. These research advocates frame the way the homeless are viewed and ultimately how we as a society respond/deal with the problem. Knowledge free of biases of the media and those propagated by the media. Locally the homeless man that came to be known as the man with the golden voice captured national attention. Why lets dress him up and promote him and ourselves in the process (see how good I am, see how I help the homes) but he soon fell from grace when society was forced to take a closer look at the problems of homelessness.
This discussion will; highlight the rights of the mentally ill patients when being treated in the UK; consider the common law provisions in respect for the need of consent for mentally ill patients; outline and evaluate how some of the treatments have been viewed as being controversial; outline what ethics are and how they can be applied to human rights and mental health. According to (World Health Organisation, 2012), mental health is a condition of good feeling whereby an individual become aware of their abilities and can deal with normal stress of life can work effectively and successfully and be able to make a significant addition to his or her community. While (Mental health foundation, 2012), mentions that being mentally healthy does not mean one does not have a mental health problem. It goes further by highlighting that mental health stretch from the day to day worries to severe long term conditions. Mental health problems are generally defined and categorised to allow professionals to pass on people for well suited care and medical care.
According to E. Fuller Torrey, “continued deinstitutionalization will do what it has been doing since the early 1970s, lowering the level of care and support that sufferers of severe mental and emotional illness need and deserve”. Is there any clear-cut evidence that relates deinstitutionalization to homelessness? No, there is no clear evidence to support this claim, but there are many factors that point in that direction. I do believe that “the poor we have with us always, and so are the mentally ill and we can’t just act as though they don’t exist, because they do and they need help. I believe that the lack of proper planning for controlled living arrangements and for adequate treatment and rehabilitative services in the community has led to many surprising outcomes such as homelessness and criminal activity.
We can also develop resources to help municipalities stop exploding homelessness and substance abuse in the short term after a disaster, while preventing an implosion in healthcare infrastructure through uncompensated healthcare. Finally, we can better prepare responding mental health professionals for the long arc of emotional issues encountered in those struggling to recover and move forward with their lives. References -Devine C. Mental health forum on tap; Experts offer tips on dealing with a crisis. Times-Picayune. 2007 Jun 17;1 (Mandeville Picayune section).