A homeless prevention interest free loan scheme in Lewisham, which has helped over 300 families escape eviction and saved the council over £1 million, could be replicated across the UK a new study suggests.
A team of researchers finds that personal resistance isn't the reason many street persons reject outreach workers' offers of shelter. Instead, it's bureaucratic hurdles that stand in the way.
Los Angeles County has the nation's largest number of unsheltered homeless people, but the problem affects communities in the region differently. One LA-area intervention aimed at a small group of chronically homeless people in a mid-sized city has demonstrated success, showing that municipally funded programs can provide housing while reducing spending on services such as police response and emergency medical care.
Service providers for youth experiencing homelessness typically focus on the big three: food, shelter and health care. But a new study from Portland State University Community Psychology graduate student Katricia Stewart shows overall well-being is just as important. 'In the end, they're still just kids and young adults who need to enjoy themselves and have creative outlets and make friends,' Stewart said.
Families with young children who experienced a reduction or cutoff in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits because of increased income were more likely to experience food insecurity and report poor health following the benefit change, according to new research from Children's HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center.
Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures. Lack of compliance can lead to other problems, including difficulty regulating anger and academic troubles. A new study tested a home-visiting intervention for parents of children referred to Child Protective Services (CPS). The study found that children whose parents took part in the intervention demonstrated significantly better compliance than children whose parents did not, and that parents' sensitivity also increased.
Housing policy is too concentrated on first-time buyers and should be refocused towards 'last-time buyers' to encourage those aged 55+ to downsize, according to a new report for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI).
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as well as the risk factors, than a commonly used psychosocial assessment, reported researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine.
LGBTQ youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, while living in the child welfare system, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
This first-of-its-kind study offers a new model to identify the U.S. neighborhoods most vulnerable to gentrification. The study, published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, reveals the factors with the greatest influence on gentrification and examines the roles that government and policy can proactively play in limiting its impacts. The research serves as a roadmap to implement proven anti-gentrification strategies before it's too late.