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  1. Major Estimates and Demographics
  2. Definition of Social Work
  3. Nels Anderson
  4. Thomas Harman
  5. Charles Booth
  1. a consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to:
    helping people obtain tangible services;
    counseling and psychotherapy;
    helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services;
    participating in legislative processes.
  2. b 1930 wrote "The Milk and Honey Route"
    Sociologist used ethnography and survey research to study hobo/tramp culture/Chicago and New York Skid Rows
    He provided a glossary with his writing of hobo terms
  3. c Wrote on vagabonds through interviews
  4. d 1902-1904 wrote "Life and the Labour of the People in London"
    British businessman, politician, and soc. reformer who org. and directed a major survey of the poor in London
    Lived among the poor as a method of developing pertinent questions
    Laid groundwork for a universal pension sys.
  5. e Approximately 3.5 million people (or 6-8% of the population) experience some type of homelessness in a year

    Between 444,000 (October) and 842,000 (February) people were homeless at those particular points in time (colder in winter = less homeless)

    In New York City and Philadelphia, about 1% of entire city population were homeless on a given day

    About 70-80% of single homeless adults are men

    Most b/w ages 18-50

    African Americans are disproportionately represented

    Generally, 42% African American, 39% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic, 4% Native American, and 2% Asian American

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Substance Abuse, Criminality, Mental Illnesses associated with all homeless people
    Homeless make neighborhoods worse
    Belief of personal responsibility for homeless situation
  2. Makeshift houses built by homeless people during the Great Depression as part of Bonus Army
    Named after Herbert Hoover, who was President, blamed
  3. England, pop. growth and famine in late 1500s increase number of wandering poor
    Deserving vs. Undeserving
    Act codified 1572 compulsory poor law tax, 1576 idea of workhouses,1597 post of "Overseer of the Poor"
    Laws didn't alleviate poverty
  4. Coined by Ervin Goffman
    Stigma consists of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, is the co-occurrence of labeling, stereotyping, separation, status loss, and discrimination
    People are prejudice to homeless, denying them as human
  5. WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
    Drew homeless in to volunteer for war
    Following war, homelessness reappears
    Cause of PTSD, substance abuse, physical disabilities which can cause homelessness

5 True/False Questions

  1. Definition of Psychologyscientific study of the mind and behavior, including physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie mental functions and behavior, and the reciprocal interactions b/w person and environment
    Focus of individual


  2. Mary Higgs1906 wrote "Glimpses into the Abyss"
    Social reformer in Victorian England
    College grad, worked as a teacher but gave up teaching in 1891 to improve lives of poor and homeless women
    Posed as a poor woman seeking employment in order to better understand women's situation of homelessness
    Founded a women's lodging house and the National Association for Women's Lodging Houses, and opened a school for mothers


  3. Affordable Healthcare ActObama Care
    ability to stay on parent's healthcare


  4. Eleanor RooseveltFormer first lady Eleanor Roosevelt champion of human rights
    Helped tocreate Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948): Relevance to Homelessness


  5. Deinstitutionalization: A Bold New Approach1963
    1950s, antipsychotic/antidepressant drugs were dev helping patients who languished for years in mental hospitals now improving
    At same time public outcry about terrible conditions of mental hospitals and cost
    Believed patients have better quality of life if placed in community as long as community support is in place and is less expensive
    One impetus for deinstitutionalization was a book by Goffman
    argued that, over time, patients become "institutionalized," contributing to chronicity of mental illness

    Study by psychologist David L. Rosenhan, "On Being Sane in insane Places", which challenged the validity of psychiatric diagnosis (lived among in center)
    Kennedy before assassination - "bold new approach" -


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