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dc.contributor.authorBarth-Burkholder, Angelica
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-21T22:38:08Z
dc.date.available2011-04-21T22:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/3349
dc.description.abstractChronic homelessness, repeated episodes and/or lengthy durations of homelessness constitute the extreme negative end of the “housing continuum.” The “housing continuum” reflects levels of financial and social attainment or loss in terms of housing. Among the 'hidden' homeless, the number and proportion of single parent female-led families, which constitute the majority of the ‘new homeless’, have quickly grown among the chronically homeless, as opposed to the usually visible ‘old homeless’ – single adult males. Single-parent female-led homeless families follow cyclical patterns due to small or weak social networks and mental health problems related to abusive histories and domestic violence. Female children of homeless families frequently re-experience cyclical or chronic homelessness as a single adult females or family member. The US and UK have recognized crucial demographic variables and correlations between abusive histories, domestic violence, mental health problems and single-parent female-led cyclical and chronic family homelessness. Canada has not. At expense to mental health and social programs, Canada has focused on partially reversing neo-liberal cutbacks to income, employment and housing programs. These are absolutely necessary, but alone only mitigate the related issues of family homelessness. Just as the literature illustrates my research will demonstrate the same is true in Canada using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and observation. I argue supporting strong and sustainable social networks, comprehensive, collaborated and coordinated mental health and social programs such as “Homes First” are required to overcome the ravishes of family homelessness.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Regina Graduate Students' Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPosters and Exhibitsen_US
dc.subjectSingleen_US
dc.subjectFemaleen_US
dc.subjectFemale-led familiesen_US
dc.subjectMental health (PTSD anxiety)en_US
dc.subjectSocial Network(s)en_US
dc.subjectAbuseen_US
dc.subjectDomestic violenceen_US
dc.titleThe Nature of Single Female-led Family Homelessness and Mental Healthen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten_US
dc.description.peerreviewyesen_US


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