Faculty Publications

Title

Social work with homeless women in emergency rooms: A strengths-feminist perspective

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Affilia - Journal of Women and Social Work

Volume

12

Issue

4

First Page

408

Last Page

426

Abstract

This article presents a combined strengths-feminist framework for work with homeless women. The framework focuses on the survival skills of homeless women (many of whom are mothers and victims of wife abuse) - resources that emergency room social workers and others who work with homeless women can tap. It contrasts sharply with much of the social work literature on homelessness that focuses on the pathology of persons who are homeless, particularly their mental illness, alcoholism, and drug abuse.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1997

DOI of published version

10.1177/088610999701200404

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