The librarian's guide to homelessness

an empathy-driven approach to solving problems preventing conflict and serving everyone
Ryan Dowd
Book - 2018

"Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials"--

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Main Author: Dowd, Ryan (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018.
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505 0 |a Part 1. Homelessness and empathy. Top ten homeless myths -- Homeless people are (not) just like you -- Empathy : the psychological, neurological, and social bases for it -- Part 2. Empathy-driven enforcement. Empathy vs. punishment -- Step 1: Your head tools -- Step 2: Your body tools -- Step 3: Your word tools -- Advanced tools -- Part 3. Special situations. Everyday predicaments -- Mental illness -- Substance abuse -- Hygiene -- Sleeping -- Possessions -- Children -- Part 4. Beyond problem-solving. Advice for managers and leaders -- How best to help homeless patrons -- Conclusion : The end of homelessness. 
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