Integral resilience can offer new insights to guide compassionate interventions on behalf of homeless citizens.
Because of the harsh physical, psychological, and social stresses, including profound loneliness, the challenges to resilience are far greater homeless populations than the rest of the population. Some studies suggest that specific minority groups such as African Americans, who are disproportionately represented among the homeless, are able to cope by relying on faith and prayer, while homeless students tend to rely more on social networks to survive.
- Resilience in homeless adults: a review of literature
- Resilience, Loneliness, and Psychological Distress Among Homeless Youth
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