ERIC Number: ED443892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Lessons: The 1998 National Symposium on Homelessness Research (Arlington, Virginia, October 29-30, 1998).
Fosburg, Linda B., Ed.; Dennis, Deborah L., Ed.
In 1998, one decade after the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act was implemented and research results on the impacts of funding were becoming available, an evaluation of the effectiveness of fifteen programs, which included services such as emergency shelter, primary health care, and education, was needed This report presents 13 papers from a conference on homelessness research: (1) "Demographics and Geography: Estimating Needs" (Martha R. Burt); (2) "Special Populations of Homeless Americans" (Robert Rosensheck, Ellen Bassuk, and Amy Salomon); (3) "Homeless Youth: Research, Intervention, and Policy" (Marjorie J. Robertson and Paul A. Toro); (4) "Making Homeless Programs Accountable to Consumers, Funders, and the Public" (Dennis Culhane, David Eldridge, Robert Rosenheck, and Carol Wilkins); (5) "Giving Voice to Homeless People in Policy, Practice and Research" (Nicole Glasser); (6) "To Dance with Grace: Outreach and Engagement to Persons on the Street" (Sally Erickson and Jaimie Page); (7) "A Review of Case Management for People Who are Homeless: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research" (Gary Morse); (8) "Balancing Act: Clinical Practices that Respond to the Needs of Homeless People" (Marsha McMurray-Avila, Lillian Gelberg, and William R. Breakey); (9) "Emergency Shelter and Services: Opening a Front Door to the Continuum of Care" (Judith D. Feins and Linda B. Fosburg); (10) "Transitional Housing and Services: A Synthesis" (Sue Barrow and Rita Zimmer); (11) "Reconnecting Homeless Individuals and Families to the Community" (Debra J. Rog and C. Scott Holupka); (12) "What Do We Know about the Systems Integration and Homelessness?" (Deborah L. Dennis, Joseph J. Cocozza, and Henry J. Steadman); and (13) "Rethinking the Prevention of Homelessness" (Marybeth Shinn and Jim Baumohl). Three appendixes contain an agenda, biographies, and participant list. (Each paper contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.