Research Catalogue

The HPRI Research Catalogue includes current research conducted by HPRI as well as HPRI members from partner institutions. Search by topic, research type, author, or title to review specific works.

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Crisis Indicator: Triage Tool for Identifying Homeless Adults in Crisis

Economic Roundtable

Year: 2011

The triage tool, or crisis indicator, identifies homeless individuals in hospitals and jails who have continuing crises in their lives that create very high public costs. This redesigned tool is four times more accurate than the earlier screening tool released … Continue reading

Discrimination and Mental Health Problems Among Homeless Minority Young People

Public Health Reports

Year: 2010

Objective. We examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. Methods. We assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents (n5254) in Los Angeles, California, with measures of perceived discrimination and racial/ ethnic identification. … Continue reading

Costs Associated with First-Time Homelessness for Families and Individuals

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs

Year: 2010

This study examines costs associated with the use of homeless and mainstream service delivery systems by families and individuals experiencing homelessness for the first time in six study communities. Assigning costs to public programs is a first step toward developing … Continue reading

Adolescents Exiting Homelessness Over Two Years: The Risk Amplification and Abatement Model

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Year: 2009

The Risk Amplification and Abatement Model (RAAM), demonstrates that negative contact with socializing agents amplify risk, while positive contact abates risk for homeless adolescents. To test this model, the likelihood of exiting homelessness and returning to familial housing at 2 … Continue reading

“We Are Not Just a Band-Aid”: How Homeless Service Providers in Chicago Carry out Policy Advocacy

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Year: 2009

Homeless service providers in Chicago are a diverse group of organizations. They serve women, men, and families, the chronically homeless and those escaping domestic violence, those needing emergency shelter and those looking for supportive housing. They are located in all … Continue reading

Where We Sleep: Costs when Homeless and Housed in Los Angeles

Economic Roundtable

Year: 2009

The central question investigated in this study is the public costs for people in supportive housing compared to similar people that are homeless. The typical public cost for residents in supportive housing is $605 a month. The typical public cost … Continue reading

Predictors of Close Family Relationships Over One Year Among Homeless Young People

Journal of Adolescence

Year: 2005

Predictors of perceived family bonds were examined among homeless young people who initially left home one year earlier. Newly homeless young people aged 12–20 years who had recently left home were recruited in Los Angeles County, United States (n=201) and … Continue reading

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