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Author Dowd, Ryan, author.

Title The librarian's guide to homelessness : an empathy-driven approach to solving problems, preventing conflict, and serving everyone / Ryan Dowd.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018.
©2018
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Professional Collection  025.5086942 DOW    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  025.5086942 DOW    AVAILABLE
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Description xv, 248 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Text in English.
Subject Libraries and the homeless -- United States.
Libraries and community.
Homelessness -- United States.
Public services (Libraries)
Homeless persons -- Services for.
ISBN 0838916260 (paperback)
9780838916261 (paperback)
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