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It is estimated that over 160,000 Australians experience homelessness each year, with one third of these people being children. Over half of the homeless people who request accommodation and support are turned away from homeless assistance services every day. Violence, unemployment, health problems, mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, abuse, neglect ¿ what are the causes of homelessness? Who are most at risk of becoming homeless? What prejudices do homeless people experience, and how do they cope with 'sleeping rough'? Chapter 1 provides an overview of homelessness in Australia, looking at the economic and social costs to individuals and the community. Chapter 2 explores youth homelessness ¿ how do so many children and young people become homeless and what are the key issues regarding their health, wellbeing and education. In an affluent society such as Australia, how can 1 in every 200 people be deprived of shelter on any given day? Chapter 1: The Homeless in Australia Chapter 2: Youth Homelessness Glossary; Facts and Figures; Additional Resources; Index
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. : c2006
ISBN: 9781920801533
Branch Call Number: YNF 362.50994 HOME
Characteristics: 44 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Healey, Justin


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