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- ItemA visual narrative inquiry into the experiences of youth who are homeless and seek mental health care(2013) Jackson, Margot; Richter, Solina; Caine, VeraOur study, a narrative inquiry into the experiences of at risk youth who experience precarious housing situations and mental health needs, is a collaborative conceptualization among representatives of iHuman staff, youths and researchers. Key findings relate to: the number of distinct and disconnected services youth have had contact with in their lives; the life situations and events that at risk youth have experienced over time; their feelings and emotions on what it is like to be homeless; as well as the youths’ suggestions and recommendations for services they deem important for themselves and future generations. [Taken from report]
- ItemPublic library users: perspectives of socially vulnerable populations(2019) Richter, Solina; Jackson, Margot; Dashora, Pushpanjali; Surette, Soleil; Lee, L. D.; Bell, J.Modern public libraries strive for inclusivity. Part of this effort involves enhancing staff capacity for engaging with socially vulnerable populations. This paper presents the outcomes of a study on library use by homeless adults, one of the most vulnerable of populations. The study employed a mix of methods. Part one was quantitative: a survey of library patrons. A second, qualitative phase involved focus groups – two of which were comprised of homeless patrons. Several areas of concern and need emerged, including physical space, safety, library services, and interactions with the library staff.