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GLT1 Task 2
Susan Brill
Western Governors University
Issues in Behavioral Science

May 25, 2016

GLT1 Task 2

A. Describe the social problem you have chosen.
I have chosen homelessness as my social problem. Homelessness is defined as a person whom lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Their primary residence could be a private or public operated shelter to provide temporary living accommodations. It could be an institution that provides temporary residence for individuals needing to be institutionalized. It also could be a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodations for human beings. This could be on the street, park, an abandon building or bus station to name a few. Homelessness has become an epidemic that has tripled since 2000 (Homelessness in the United States, 2016). B. Analyze the extent to which the social problem affects the Untied States.
Homelessness affects a range of people. Around 75% of the homeless are adults. The number of children is also climbing but very difficult to collect adequate data. Males make up 60% will a large amount of these being veterans, the number of families is on the rise. Women are usually a result of domestic abuse accounts for 25%. The average age is 30-50 years with 64% of them being one person households. 62% of these people are in minority and 38% have some type of disability. Causes of homelessness include affordable housing, community -based treatment for mental health opposed to institutionalized treatment, veterans that need mental health care or job training, foster children after age of 18, domestic abuse, individuals with alcohol or drug abuse, individuals with prior criminal activity and unable to obtain employment and this is not all (Homelessness in the United States, 2016).

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