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
Unfortunately, some parents are poor examples for their children and show their children bad behavior through example like gang and criminal activities. In some cases criminal behavior is all that people know and all they know is how to take from others and possibly harm or kill them in return to help them survive. It is clear that recidivism is also linked to substance abuse, and single-family
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. In a case like this, the individual essentially chooses to be homeless instead of obtaining assistance for his or her substance abuse issues. Another example of using critical thinking to understand the cause of an issue can be made by trying to understand mental illness among the homeless population. An inference can be made that mentally ill individuals become homeless as a result of his or her inability to provide a stable environment for his or herself. This is based on the assumption that mentally ill individuals
While physical abuse is very noticeable and very visible, other types of abuse also leave deep, long lasting scars. Another way to help prevent child abuse everywhere is learn signs of child abuse. Unexplained bruises bite marks, cuts, anti-social, or burns are signs of physical abuse. Feelings of depression, Isolation from friends and family, withdraw from social reaction, low self-esteem, mood changes, not trusting others, self-blaming, and much more are signs of emotional abuse. Difficulty concentrating, difficulty learning, depression, low self-esteem, Child is always hungry and very thin and poor health is signs of child neglect.
Anxiety; the child may worry constantly about the situation at home. He or she may fear the alcoholic parent will become sick or injured, and may also fear fights and violence between the parents. Embarrassment; parents may give the child the message that there is a terrible secret at home. The ashamed child does not invite friends home and is afraid to ask anyone for help. Confusion; the alcoholic parent will change suddenly from being loving to angry, regardless of the child's behavior.
The family can be put under a lot of stress and people’s emotions get minimized as the pain of what they live in is denied. The family support system breaks down and children lose sense of what is ‘normal’. As the adults around them struggle to regulate their emotions, the child learns abnormal ways to deal with the chaos around them and struggle to make sense of what is happening around them. The family’s routine begins to revolve around the addict and the children end up fending for themselves. Children in an environment of addiction often find themselves taking on the roles of the adults and take on the stress of dealing with the addiction.
The recidivism happens because those juveniles do not feel like the fit in the community after they leave the juvenile correctional centers. The society views them with suspicion; they are thought to be criminal because of their past behavior. They therefore find a way of surviving and this leads them back to their old groups and then back to crime again and therefore the trend recurs (Parks, 2007). Deficiencies in the Evidence
How to Fix the Epidemic of the Homeless There is an epidemic of social and moral values in the United States. One that goes unnoticed mostly until it affects someone close to us or directly impacts us when we least expect it. There are many causes to this epidemic, there is no one root cause, which makes this difficult to address and fight. What I am referring to is the plight of those that are homeless. To be homeless is difficult to measure because so many different people have different opinions on what it means to be homeless.
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).
With all the night life activities you have going on, you are not going to want to rise with the sun anyways. So make sure to NOT set your alarm clock. A matter of fact, leave that darn thing at home. I guarantee you will just hit the snooze a million times before unplugging the thing. If you somehow manage to wake up in time to rush to class, not only are you some sort of superhuman, but you can just take your sweet time.