New Book on Homelessness Available

Homelessness: Prevalence, Impact of Social Factors & Mental Health Challenges, written by an international group of authors across disciplines, considers clinical and theoretical factors in the lives of people who are homeless and the services and policies that affect their lives. Chapters in the book examine the culturally-held perceptions of homelessness from countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Different models within the United States are presented for better understanding, developing, and disseminating interventions for people who are homeless, and have a range of behavioral health disorders, including mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and developmental disorders.

Two chapters explore attitudes towards people that are homeless and that may have behavioral health problems. Finally, the role of climate and the forces of nature are reviewed for unique perspectives on homelessness. These multidisciplinary perspectives on an important issue are both thought-provoking and educational.