Resources on Homelessness
Serving the homeless community is an important aspect of many social work careers. There are many factors that contribute to homelessness such as mental illness, poverty, and drug abuse. For more information on homelessness, check out these resources:
Homelessness in America. Robert Hartman McNamara. Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2008. Dewey Library / HV 4505 H65117 2008
Understanding and responding to homeless experiences, identities and cultures. Mike Seal. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing, 2007. Dewey Library HV 4545 A4 U53 2007
Homelessness in rural America : policy and practice. Paul A. Rollinson and John T. Pardeck. New York: Haworth Press, 2006. Dewey Library HV 4505 R65 2006
Clinical guide to the treatment of the mentally ill homeless person. Paulette Marie Gillig and Hunter L. McQuistion. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., 2006. Dewey Library RC 451.4 H64 C555 2006
Contextualizing homelessness :critical theory, homelessness, and federal policy addressing the homeless. Ken Kyle. New York : Routledge, 2005. Dewey Library HV 4505 K95 2005
Being young and homeless :understanding how youth enter and exit street life. Jeff Karabanow. New York : Peter Lang, 2004. Dewey Library HV 4509 K37 2004
Reckoning with homelessness. Kim Hopper. Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2003. Dewey Library HV 4505 H665 2003
Who qualifies for rights? :homelessness, mental illness, and civil commitment. Judith Lynn Failer. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2002. Dewey Library KF 480 F25 2002
Homelessness and its consequences :the impact on children's psychological well-being. Rosemarie Theresa Downer. New York : Routledge, 2001. Dewey Library HV 4505 D68 2001
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also has more information on homelessness and the Homelessness Resource Center is a program created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
If you have any questions about researching homelessness please contact Elaine Bergman, who is our Bibliographer for Reference, Social Welfare, and Gerontology. She can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 442-3695.
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