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Persistent homelessness - persistent trauma

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Robinson, C, Persistent homelessness - persistent trauma, Parity, 18, (7) pp. 4-5. ISSN 1032-6170 (2005) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Since 1999 when I first began working explicitly on the issue of homelessness, I have focused on the experiences of those homeless people who have continued to struggle to maintain accommodation and to search for home in the context of homelessness, often over their life course. In particular, my work has focused on the persistent experiences of homelessness of young people (2001, 2002a, 2002b, 2005), of people with mental disorders (2003a) and of squatters (2003b). It was through my work with homeless people with mental disorders, however, that I was able to learn most forcefully what I had already been exposed to in earlier work with youth - the role of trauma in the persistence of repeated experiences of homelessness.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:homelessness, complex trauma
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Homelessness and housing services
UTAS Author:Robinson, C (Associate Professor Catherine Robinson)
ID Code:149821
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-04-14
Last Modified:2022-04-20
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