Youth homelessness The problem of homelessness is a serious issue in Australia. The Australian Human Rights Commission (2006) says that “homelessness is defined under Australian federal law as ‘inadequate access to safe and secure housing’.” According to the ABS (2011), the number of homeless people was 89,728 and 105,237 in 2006 and 2011 respectively. As can be seen from the statistics, the number of homeless people rose by approximately 17% during those five years. The homeless were classified into several main groups, youth, women and people with mental illness. Youth homelessness is a focus group, and they should get more attention.
Provide a rationale for your answer. The mental health t ratio of t = -3.15 ratio indicates the largest difference between the males and females post MI in this study. This t ratio is significant since it is causing the p value to be significantly low, less than the alpha 0.05 set for the study. 5. Consider t = −2.50 and t = −2.54.
The National Binge Drinking Campaign The main objective of the National Binge Drinking Campaign is to contribute, along with the range of existing education, policy and regulatory initiatives, to a reduction in harm associated with drinking to intoxication amongst young Australians. The strategic approach of the campaign is to focus on short term (acute) harms, as these are the most relevant to episodes of intoxicated drinking, to: 1. Raise awareness of the harms and costs associated with drinking to intoxication, for example: road accidents (and death/severe injury); alcohol-related violence (as a perpetrator, a victim or a witness); trauma-related admissions to hospital emergency departments; unsafe sex and risk of a sexually transmied
Mrs. West also thinks that this number is not large in regards to the size of the area, but she will admit that Las Vegas has the nations’ largest amount of down and out homeless people. Mrs. West says’ the numbers may not create a fair picture since so much of the land is publically owned it is hard to compare with other states. One of Mrs. West recent census count showed that 21 percent of the population is “chronically homeless” including those who are mentally and physically disabled. There is also 73 percent of homeless people who are considered transitional or short-term because they suffer from some sort of trauma. Gambling could also be a factor in homelessness say’s Mrs. West, but loss of employment is the highest cause of homelessness, secondly addiction to alcohol and drugs.
There are an estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24 in the United States. Most youth homelessness is caused by abuse, neglect, and family conflict, deficient school systems that perpetuate illiteracy, joblessness, and addiction, lack of government housing and lack of affordable housing. These are not the only reasons why people are homeless, but they are the most obvious ones. Homelessness is viewed as a sociological problem, meaning that it is an issue that the society has to deal with by developing some kind of social institution and set of social practices like allocation of resources, and the allocation of status. It is understood that life is rough and sometimes things do not work out, but this country
Prevention University of Phoenix (Axia College) HSM 210 October 11, 2009 Prevention Homelessness is a social crisis that is forcing communities around the country to re-evaluate the best approaches and solutions in reducing homeless families and individuals. Recent studies and research strongly suggest that proactive prevention strategies such as CBT are necessary and effective in curtailing homelessness among those segments of the population that are more susceptible to entering this condition. In order to provide prevention services, knowing the risk factors for homelessness is critical. Studies have found that the top five causes of homelessness are: 1) lack of add fordable housing; 2) low paying jobs; 3) mental health problems and lack of needed services; 4) substance abuse problems and lack of needed services; 5) domestic violence and lack of needed services. Since prevention programs must target people who are at risk for homelessness, it is also critical to have an understanding of these risk factors when trying to reduce the occurrence of homelessness.
This study examines the prevalence of childhood physical abuse among a sample of offenders serving community corrections orders in Queensland. We acknowledge that high-risk groups such as the offenders in the sample are likely to have experienced various forms of maltreatment; however, physical abuse is the only aspect of child maltreatment examined in this paper. Preliminary research findings have indicated that physical abuse affects males and females differently. Although females are slightly less likely than males to be victims of physical abuse (e.g. National Child Protection Clearing House 2004), two studies have found that being a victim of physical abuse is a significant predictor of violent offending for females but not for males (Herrera & McCloskey 2001; Widom & Maxfield 2001).
However, through even this small population, it can be seen that American Indian outlook on mental health in general is fairly different from Western culture. American Indian people have a wide range of beliefs about mental health. Physical complaints are often not distinguished from psychological complaints, and emotional distress is displayed in ways not seen to be consistent with standard diagnostic criteria from the DSM (Beals, 2006). It has been found that American Indians experience psychological distress one and a half more times than the general American population, and experience post-traumatic stress disorder twice more than the general population (National Center for Health Statistics). The main mental disorders in American Indian populations deal with substance abuse (Urban Indian Health Commission).
(Homelessness in Australia, Factsheet: General Overview) (2011). Homelessness remains a particular problem among Australia's Indigenous people, who are over represented in their use of homeless services in all states and territories (Which Way Home? 2008: 20). In 2008 the Rudd Government set itself an ambitious target to ‘halve homelessness by 2020 and offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it’. (The Road Home 2008) It agreed to provide $6.1 Billion over 5 years from 2008-2009 on measures including social housing, assistance to people in the private rental market, support and accommodation for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and assistance with home purchasing.
Research, including a survey of teenagers, an interview with a teacher who works with disabled students and an internet search, revealing statistics and case studies, provides evidence to support the conclusions. The likelihood of an Australian suffering from a disability is high. 19% of Australia’s population has a disability, often a consequence of aging. Data collected reveals