VICTIMIZATION AND TRAUMATIC INJURIES AMONG THE HOMELESS: Associations With Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Problems

Deborah K. Padgett, E. L. Struening

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Abstract

Data from a 1987 survey of 1,260 homeless adults in New York City show that mental problems and substance dependence were significantly linked to beating and sexual assault among women and to several types of injury and victimization among men. The extremely high rates of victimization and injury underscore a need for greater attention to the safety and welfare of homeless people. 1992 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-534
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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