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Scholarly Paper Submitted by: Niacara Brooks Prepared for: Ms. Kimberly Bainguel SOCW 6011: Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I Walden University August 9, 2020
What is Homelessness? Homelessness exists when people lack safe, stable, and appropriate places to live. Sheltered and unsheltered people are classified as homeless individuals. People living doubled up or in overcrowded living situations such as motels because of inadequate economic resources are included in this definition as well. Along with those living in tents or oth er temporary enclosures. Here’s a fact about homelessness in the United States, each year between 2 3 million people in the US experience events of homelessness. The psychological and physical impact of homelessness is a matter of public health concern that psychologists such as clinicians, researchers, educators, and advocators attempt to expand by redoubling efforts to end homelessness (Lee, 2016). Adults Adults are defined as individuals experiencing age-related changes based on many factors such as biological factors (molecular) and cellular changes (primary aging). In early adulthood (ages 20 40), our physical abilities are at their peak, including muscle strength, reaction time, sensory abilities, and cardiac functioning. The aging process also begins during early adulthood and is characterized by changes in the skin, vision, and reproductive capability ( Picavet, 2011) . Homelessness According to (NCFH, 2009), Homelessness among adults is a result of the lack of affordable and available housing. Due to the cost of housing and inadequate incomes, even a temporary financial or life crisis, like losing a job, the ending of a relationship, death of a partner, or health emergency can result in homelessness. The experience of homelessness for this population is most often brief and non-recurring. The people of society must be aware of the three stages of homelessness which are marginal, recent, and chronic. An understanding of these