Vulnerable Populations Anamarie Donegan BSHS/302 March 21, 2011 Monique Foster Vulnerable Populations There are many different populations in society today. Many of these populations face more challenges than others. One such population is the homeless population. “There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). In this paper, the topic of discussion will be the vulnerable state of homeless people and how critical thinking is used to identify the causes of problems or issues for this population.
I learned that there is a shocking number of children that are homeless and do not have an income or even food as a guarantee and this is right here in America. I consider this information reliable but not to the extent of my first because there are some strong opinions on this topic which makes it harder for this one topic to be seen as 100% reliable on a factual standpoint. I believe the goal of this source is to inform its reader of the more unusual facts about homelessness and show the true statistics and make people realize it isn’t as uncommon as people may think it is. I chose this source because it covers my must know which stated that homelessness is not subject to just adults but rather children and quite a few of them for that
To be homeless is difficult to measure because so many different people have different opinions on what it means to be homeless. To overcome homelessness we must tackle the root causes, of course provide them a stable living environment, but also have systems in place to treat why people are homeless be it medical, employment, disaster. We
It is imperative for case managers to use intervention practices that will prevent risks, reduce the negative behavior, and promote productivity and success. Intervention practices are included in case management plans because they serve as actions to improve life situations. The concept with helping clients in the criminal justice is complex because each person is different and unique, so therefore, the treatment and services have to be different to promote success. In order for clients to change their behavior, they must change their way of thinking. References Freeman, D. W. 2001.
Our mission is to provide shelter, meals, and support services to individuals and families without homes. New Mercies Open Arms is a cost efficient, effective, and replicable community response to homelessness. The primary demand for homeless services is a constant need. Fully 50% of Gwinnett County estimated at 7,100 homeless and 35% of the homeless people are disabled. Due to their severe disabilities and limited incomes, disabled adults have an extremely difficult time securing permanent housing in the competitive market.
Homelessness is not just a problem in our city but a problem everywhere in the world. The problem of homelessness has become one of the most urgent social and political issues of our time (King et al. 1989). Current estimates of the number of homeless persons on any given night range from 600,000 to 3 million (Whitman 1989).This type of problem makes people wonder why and how this issue sticks and how we, as a society can cure this problem that continues to affect thousands or even millions of people today. 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.
As individuals in society we need to fight and change our state of mind to what we know as “homeless.” Because there is more to being homeless than just living on the streets. Even as adults we forget to teach our kids to think better than we do instead we feed them ideas of what we know is true already. But how many of us truly know what being homeless truly is? In order to fix the growing problem of homelessness we first need to change as individuals as well as a
Children under 18 years of age are the largest group of trafficking victims in the States (Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, 2012). In 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was passed though Legislation. This gave trafficked victims the same social services and benefits as individuals with refugee status. Victims are reluctant to come forth so identifying them is very difficult. Therefore, it is important the social workers are educated in ways to identify these victims in order to provide these services.
According surveys, I think high unemployment rate and low employment rate, mental illness and domestic violence can cause people becoming homeless in America. Poverty is closely linked to homeless. Poverty due to high employment rate and low employment rate can trap individuals and can lead to homelessness. Although the United States is recovering from the worst financial crisis in 2008 since the Great Depression, there are still many homeless people suffering from the crisis. Many homeless people who have jobs and can't avoid homelessness, escaping homelessness is virtually impossible for those without a job.