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Bridges And Barriers To Housing For Chronically Homeless Street Dwellers: The Effects Of Medical And Substance Abuse Services On Housing Attainment, Tatjana Meschede Oct 2004

Bridges And Barriers To Housing For Chronically Homeless Street Dwellers: The Effects Of Medical And Substance Abuse Services On Housing Attainment, Tatjana Meschede

Center for Social Policy Publications

In the winter of 1998/99, after the deaths of 16 homeless people in the streets of Boston attracted wide attention by the media, the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Dr. Howard Koh, convened a group of I stakeholders serving the homeless street population. The goal of this MDPH Homeless Taskforce was to reduce the number of homeless people dying on the streets as well as to improve service delivery to those homeless individuals most at risk of dying. A wide range of individuals serving or encountering the homeless street population, including homeless outreach teams, law ...


Kinship Websites, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Kinship Websites, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article includes a compilation of websites for both Maine and national resources for kinship care.


A Grandmother Describes Her Adjustment To Parenting Her Grandchildren, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

A Grandmother Describes Her Adjustment To Parenting Her Grandchildren, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article is a grandmother’s story about parenting her grandchildren. She discusses the stresses of this role, the issues faced from the legal side, family issues, as well as their means of achieving help and support in this situation.


What Is Support To Relative Parents?, Sue Burgess, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

What Is Support To Relative Parents?, Sue Burgess, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This article looks at a clinician’s perspective on how to best support relative caregivers. It discusses medications, family issues, programs with low-barrier services, and other resources for assistance. The components discussed in this article will hopefully allow for permanency and stability in the homes of kinship families.


Working With Kinship Families: Reflections Of A Clinician, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging Jan 2004

Working With Kinship Families: Reflections Of A Clinician, Bonny Dodson, University Of Maine Center On Aging

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

As families are face increasing pressures, kinship care is becoming a more common occurrence. Furthermore, as the foster care system becomes more taxed, informal kinship care is becoming more prevalent. This article looks at work with kinship families from a clinician’s perspective. Case examples and models are utilized to promote collaborative efforts in working with these families and allowing for the best care possible.