Social Work with Homeless Mothers: A Strength-Based Solution-Focused Model

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Social workers are increasingly called upon to provide services to homeless families, the vast majority of which arc mother-headed. Drawing on empirical findings from the literature on homeless families and the practice literature on solution-focused and strength-based practice, this article describes and illustrates how principles and techniques of these two approaches to practice can be used to empower homeless mothers to resolve their housing crisis and restabilize their families after an episode of homelessness. Examples are given for how social workers can use these principles and techniques in various stages of the helping process.

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Journal of Family Social Work
Language: English
Date: 2000
Homeless mothers, homeless families, strength-based practice, solution-focused practice

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