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Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 9 in the assigned text. Determine and discuss the circumstances, both historical and contemporary, that have contributed to the problem of one of the following populations:

  • homeless children,
  • homeless runaway youth,
  • homeless veterans, or
  • homeless single parent families.

Identify one example of a potential risk that could be faced by your chosen population. Explain how a human services professional can most effectively tend to the needs of your chosen population. Identify and provide at least one current societal or governmental initiative that has been implemented nationally or in your area to help your chosen population. Your initial post should be at least 350 words in length.