Researching 'what works' in early intervention and prevention of homelessness : From systematic reviews to collaborative inquiry

Crane, Phil (2013) Researching 'what works' in early intervention and prevention of homelessness : From systematic reviews to collaborative inquiry. Parity, 26(5), pp. 19-21.

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Mechanisms of intervention and the contexts they are used in interact in complex ways. This helps explain why we can’t overgeneralize about what works in respect of models of service designed to prevent or respond to homelessness. This said there are some key messages from the totality of evidence that has been accumulated to date. First homelessness would be a lot easier to prevent for first or subsequent episodes if adequate and appropriate (developmentally/ culturally) housing was available. Second (and often dependent on the first) timely support of a particular character ‘works’ both in a preventive sense and in periods when people experience ongoing challenges which may render them vulnerable to further homelessness. This paper reflects on some of the critical features of how we can generate and use evidence, and how these complement each other in important ways.

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ID Code: 61715
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Homelessness, Early intervention, Prevention of homelessness, Homelessness research
ISSN: 1032-6170
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The author
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2013 23:18
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 21:37

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