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    Homeless Homeless Presentation Transcript

    • By: Kelsey Li A-Block
    • When individuals who areunable to secure andmaintain a permanent, safe,adequate
    •  Lack of affordable housing Natural disasters ruining towns and homes Low wages Poverty Lack of treatment for wounded or sick people “That desperate path is marked by the too-often trend footfalls that pass from untreated illness into disability and unemployment” according to “Homeless” High rates of unemployment Weak economy Lack of support for war veterans after they are hurt and aren’t treated fast enough causing the problems to get much worse Absence of a parent Cultural factors Racial discrimination has people being kicked out or loosing jobs because of their religion and race
    •  95% of panhandlers spend donation money on alcohol/drugs Suffer from a variety of disabilities “Without having facilities for treating these patients, many are left to wander the streets untreated and uncared for” according to “Homeless” 2010 Drug/alcohol addiction Lack of personal safety and hygiene and threat of theft or violence Average lifespan is more than 30 years shorter then others because there is no access to doctors and bad living conditions “Life on the streets is brutal and short” says Bill Friskics Kids are at risk for problems in school “Absents constrain teacher and school connections negatively affect students’ literacy experiences, understandings, and background knowledge” according to “Homelessness, Poverty, and childrens literacy development”
    •  Emotional problems cause kids to have emotional distress from all the changes and leading to mental disorders Social problems because they are scared to be an outcast from everyone else Behavioral problems cause kids to act a lot more cautious after worrying about violence and guns Shuttle back and forth between detox cents, hospitals, and jails Increase in panhandling and loitering
    •  Highest portion of homeless are middle-aged men More than 3 million people experience homelessness in any given year Fastest growing segment of homeless are women and young girls “Women are less likely to be employed and able to obtain loans for housing an dare much more likely to be among the refugee populations caused by other internal conflicts” according to “Homeless” 2010 About 75% of homeless children perform below grade level in reading More than 550,000 families of young children are homeless
    •  National Law center provides services such as ligitation, advocacy, education Raise public awareness Revamped parking meters for donations School programs (after-school programs and one- on-one tutoring)
    •  Only ¼ of Americans homeless population was enrolled in Medicaid Homeless population decreased ever since Obama’s idea of “Housing First” Homeless children experience 2 or more illnesses a month
    •  Have a specialty within nursing that deals specifically with human responses to life- threatening problems and ensures that all critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care Salaries vary depending on geographical location, practice setting, size of institution, educational level, experience, and position. Average annual salary for a full-time nurse: $37,980
    •  Graduated from River Hill High School Certified Nursing Assistant academy was taken in ARL Academy was useful for any type of nurse/nurse assistant It provided training in life span development, vital signs, basic patient care skills, etc. Knowledge learned in this academy are valuable in pursuing any health care career
    •  Location: Miami, Florida Full year tuition: $11,490 Requirements: Strong A-/B+ grade average, around a 1320 SAT score and/or a 30 ACT test score, must rank in the top 10% of their graduating class Mascot is Sebastian the Ibis Ranked #38 in the National University Rankings in 2011
    •  Food on the 15th Helped pick up trash around the bay Planted trees Gave turkeys to the needy for Thanksgiving Donated food to the food bank Cooked at a homeless shelter Adopted a highway