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ERIC Number: EJ1193821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Acquisition and Usage of the SODAS Problem-Solving Method among Adults at Risk for Homelessness
Streetman, Collin; Crosland, Kimberly; Clark, Hewitt B.
Research on Social Work Practice, v28 n8 p943-951 Nov 2018
Purpose: Individuals experiencing extended homelessness face multifaceted risks related to health, substance use, and continuing unemployment and may benefit from learning a problem-solving and decision-making method to assist them in dealing with everyday situations. Methods: This study used a multiple-baseline design to teach three men with extensive histories of homelessness the situation, options, disadvantages, advantages, and solution (SODAS) problem-solving and decision-making method and assessed their ability to learn it and guide another adult in the use of the method in simulated role-play problem situations. Results: All three participants demonstrated substantial increases (from approximately 10% of steps correct in baseline to 100% steps correct after intervention) in their ability to successfully guide another adult through the SODAS process when role-playing problem situations. Conclusions: The findings suggest that the SODAS problem-solving and decision-making method could be efficiently taught to adults who have histories of homelessness, and the participants found the process helpful for problems they encountered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida