9780789016348

Homelessness in Rural America: Policy and Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789016348

  • ISBN10:

    0789016346

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-04-25
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Author Biography

John T. Pardeck was Emeritus Professor of Social Works in the School of Social Work at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Paul A. Rollinson is Professor and Coordinator of the Planning Program in the Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri State University.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Chapter 1. Rural Homelessness in America 1(22)
Social and Economic Factors
1(6)
Patterns and Characteristics of Homelessness: A Review of the Literature
7(7)
Causes Remain Undefined
14(6)
Conclusion
20(3)
Chapter 2. Current Policy and Programs for the Homeless 23(10)
Emergency Service Providers
23(2)
Transitional Service Providers
25(2)
Policy and Programs
27(2)
The Role of Federal and State Government
29(2)
Conclusion
31(2)
Chapter 3. An Exploration of Homeless People and Families Living in a Rural Setting 33(18)
Triangulation
33(1)
Homeless Service Provider Context
34(5)
The Service Hub Concept
39(1)
Data
40(10)
Conclusion
50(1)
Chapter 4. An Analysis of the Findings for the Rural Homeless 51(18)
Demographic Characteristics of the Sample
51(3)
Disability and the Rural Homeless
54(3)
Family Violence and the Rural Homeless
57(9)
Conclusion
66(3)
Chapter 5. Family Health and the Rural Homeless 69(26)
Conceptual Basis of Family Health
71(2)
Research and Family Health
73(2)
Family Policy in the United States
75(4)
Barriers to Family Policy
79(6)
A Model Family Policy
85(2)
Family Health and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
87(2)
Family Health Policy and the Rural Homeless
89(2)
A Model Family Policy Supporting the Rural Homeless
91(2)
Conclusion
93(2)
References 95(12)
Index 107

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