Homeless Careers: A Framework for Intervention

  title={Homeless Careers: A Framework for Intervention},
  author={Chris Chamberlain and David Mackenzie},
  journal={Australian Social Work},
  pages={198 - 212}
Abstract The present paper identifies three ‘homeless careers’ abstracted from the diversity and complexity of individual cases and pathways. These are the ‘youth career’, the ‘housing crisis career’ and the ‘family breakdown career’. The paper discusses the usefulness of the career typology for framing interventions. A core argument is that early intervention involves different forms of practice in each pathway. For young people, early intervention has to occur when they are at the ‘in-and-out… 

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