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Street Children and Homeless Youth

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

aptekar, lewis, Stoecklin, Daniel

2014, VII, 240 p. 29 illus., 22 illus. in color.

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  • Is written by authors with a great deal of experience in working with children in street situations
  • Offers insight into the current state of affairs
  • Illustrates by using gamines and chupagruesos as examples
  • Makes sound recommendations for the future

This book deals with street children who live in the developing world, and homeless youth who are from the developed world. They are referred to as children in street situations (CSS) to show that the problem is both in the children and in the situation they face. The book examines several aspects of the children and their street situations, including the families of origin and the homes they leave, the children’s social life, and mental health. Other aspects are the problems of published demographics, the construction of public opinion about these children and the, often violent, reactions from authorities. The book then discusses current research on children in street situations, as well as programs and policies. The book ends with recommendations about programs, policies and research.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Children in Poverty - Children in Street Situations - Comparisons Between Homeless Youth and Street Children - Cross-Cultural Approach to Children in Street Situations - Deprived Children - Displaced Children - Gamines and Chupagruesos - Group Dynamics of Children in Street Situations - Homeless Youth - Indicators of Child Participation - Participatory Action Research - Street Children - The Aptekar Method - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Introduction: A New Vision of Street Children and Homeless and Runaway Youth.- Chapter 2: Children in Street Situations: Street Children and Homeless Youth.- Chapter 3: Group Dynamics of Children in Street Situations.- Chapter 4: Research with Children in Street Situations.- Chapter 5: Programs; Typical and Exemplary.- Chapter 6: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations.

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