This essential resources discusses issues related to homelessness. Through a balanced collection of articles from a variety of sources, this book explores the seriousness of America's homeless problem, and factors that contribute to homelessness, such as the recession, mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Readers will evaluate housing policies, like vouchers and Housing First programs, that may benefit the homeless, and the government's role in addressing homelessness.
This book provides an introduction to the interconnections between homelessness, poverty and unemployment. Various populations are included, such as homeless youth and families, the elderly and individuals who have experienced traumatic events as these populations are most effected in terms of homelessness and poverty. Chapters are included that can be applied to a conceptual framework if social estrangement and include such domains as societal disaffiliation, psychological dysfunction, issues of human capital and the culture of homelessness. These domains are discussed in the first chapter and form the rationale and description for the various chapters included.
Readers explore topics related to concerns about food and its availability around the globe. A variety of essays and articles are presented, each of which adopts a differing viewpoint. Readers are urged to develop informed opinions about this expansive topic through analysis and inquiry. Subjects such as food insecurity as a developmental risk for children; food insecurity as a source of conflict among nations; climate change and its impact on food security; overpopulation and its impact on the availability of food; and the role of biotechnology in addressing food security questions are addressed.
"Contains over 280 entries on environmental health. Topics include significant historic and current natural and manmade events, public health terms, diseases and conditions related to the environment, and organizations and legislation"--