For instance, many homeless individuals struggle with substance abuse. A person could infer that a homeless individual turns to substance abuse because he or she wants to numb the feelings of pain and failure he or she has because he or she cannot provide adequate housing or perhaps because they are feeling isolated from their friends and family. To make this inference one would have to assume that being homeless makes an individual believe they are inadequate and causes distance between the homeless individual and his or her family and friends. This may be true for some people, but not all homeless people believe that being homeless is a bad thing. Many of these homeless individuals may have had a pre existing substance abuse problem and became homeless because family members were no longer willing to enable self-destructive behavior.
What community problems might you derive from these data? The community problems are the lack of education, low socioeconomics, no prenatal care, the fact that the same individuals that are running the city also own the primary places of employment. High premature births and neonatal death rate can 3. What health problems are evident in the case study? Tuberculosis, anemia and pinworms.
Surfing the web for answers will only give us the meaning of what is it like to be homeless, how the public views homelessness and how it affects these individuals, the economy and the society as a whole. What exactly does it mean to be homeless? This word means having no home or a permanent place to stay. For us to better our understanding on what homelessness really is, looking at in in various angles is necessary. To look at how different homeless people act in a society, looking at in a sociological perspective is necessary.
I choose homelessness for my topic because it is something that even I had to experience at one point in my life. The federal government defines homelessness as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (Martin M, 2007). This definition is for the most part excluding the numerous homeless individual that refuse to live in the shelter systems and take their refuge on the streets. In the 16 and 1700’s many families suffered homelessness due to the war. Children were left without responsible parents and society seemed to disregard what they passed by in the streets.
What Cause People Being Homeless? Homeless households are those people without shelters that would fall within the scope of living quarters. They carry their few possessions with them, sleeping in the streets, in doorways or on piers, or in another space, on a more or less random basis. Homelessness is a serious problem in America. You can see many homeless people everywhere in America.
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. This criminal activity is a direct result, I believe, in the lack of services needed to help those who suffer from mental illnesses to stay on track. The tendency for many chronic patients to become drifters and deviants force them into poverty and
A substantial percentage of the U.S. homeless population are individuals who are chronically unemployed or have difficulty managing their lives effectively due to prolonged and severe drug and/or alcohol abuse. Substance abuse can cause homelessness from behavioral patterns associated with addiction that alienate an addicted individual's family and friends who could otherwise provide support during difficult economic times.Major reasons and causes for homelessness as documented by many reports and studies include: Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment/underemployment. Lack of accessible health care. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get health care either because they don't have money to afford it or because they are simply too weak to go and work every day.The basic problem of homelessness is the need for personal shelter, warmth and safety. Other difficulties include: personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for
The first time I heard the song I got all sad and teary because I know what it’s like to have someone close to you hooked on drugs and it is hard to get out. Every lyric of the song meant something to someone out there who knows exactly what the girl in the video is on. The Music Video shows that the young girl really wanted to get out of the mess she was in but she couldn’t. - The first Verse “White lips pale face breathing in the snowflakes burnt lungs, sour taste. Lights gone days end, struggling to pay rent long nights, strange men” is showing that she
The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Attitude toward the Homeless Introduction It is arguable that for the most part, Americans share mixed feelings regarding their perception of homeless people. In the recent past, the media sought to investigate how various people respond to homeless people on the streets, but there hasn’t been a conclusive link established between socio economic status and attitude towards the homeless. This paper will investigate whether attitudes towards the homeless among student of California State University Long Beach are influenced by their socio economic status. In a study investigating the public attitudes regarding the homeless, religion, socioeconomic status, race and income were pointed out as less reliable predictors of attitudes towards the homeless (Agan et al., 2011). Different studies have, however, depicted that socio economic status is one of the socio demographic characteristic influencing perception of patients (homeless patient) among physicians (Crowe, 2012).