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Women - Articles
Burlingham, B., Andrasik, M. P., Larimer, M., Marlatt, G. A., & Spigner, C. (2010). A house is not a home: A qualitative assessment of the life experiences of alcoholic homeless women. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 10(2), 158–179. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332561003741921
Byrne, T., Montgomery, A. E., & Dichter, M. E. (2013). Homelessness Among Female Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Women and Health, 53(6), 572–596. https://doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2013.817504 [Request via Interlibrary Loan]
Whitbeck, L. B., Armenta, B. E., & Gentzler, K. C. (2015). Homelessness‐Related traumatic events and PTSD among women experiencing episodes of homelessness in three U.S. cities. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(4), 355-360. 10.1002/jts.22024
Suggested Reading - Women - Books
Catching Homelessness by At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s, Josephine Ensign was a young, white, Southern, Christian wife, mother, and nurse running a new medical clinic for the homeless in the heart of the South. Through her work and intense relationships with patients and co-workers, her worldview was shattered, and after losing her job, family, and house, she became homeless herself. She reconstructed her life with altered views on homelessness--and on the health care system. In Catching Homelessness, Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless--providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry, nursing, and our country's health care safety net.
Call Number: HV4506.R53 E57 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Hard Lives, Mean Streets by Although homelessness is a serious social problem in the United States, there is little direct information about the actual experiences of violence, past and current, among homeless people. This volume, based on the Florida Four-City Study, brings together interview material from 737 women, including structured quantitative interviews as well as in-depth qualitative interviews. The authors investigate how many homeless women have experienced violence in their lives, either as children or as adults, and then examine factors associated with experiences of violence, the consequences of violence, and types of interactions of homeless people with the justice system. The volume concludes with pragmatic and compassionate policy recommendations.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2010
Healing Home by Based on research that was awarded the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal, Healing Home is an exploration of the lives and health of young women experiencing homelessness. Vanessa Oliver employs an innovative methodology that blends sociology and storytelling practices to investigate these women's access to health services, their understandings of health and health care delivery, and their health-seeking behaviours. Through their life stories, Oliver demonstrates how personal and social experiences shape health outcomes. In contrast to many previous studies that have focused on the deficits of these young people, Healing Home is both youth-centric and youth-positive in its approach: by foregrounding the narratives of the women themselves, Oliver empowers a sub-section of the population that traditionally has not had a voice in determining policies that shape their realities. Applying a strong, articulate, and systemic analysis to on-the-ground narratives, Oliver is able to offer fresh, incisive recommendations for health and social service providers with the potential to effect real-world change for this marginalized population.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2013
Women - Books
No Room of Her Own by This oral history collection brings together extended interviews with fifteen women, illuminating the part that gender roles play in ensnaring women in cycles of domestic abuse and homelessness and highlighting the physical stresses. It also challenges liberal myths about homeless people, and homeless women in particular.
Call Number: HV4505 .H45 2011
Publication Date: 2011