Street Children and Homeless Youth

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Authors: aptekar, lewis, Stoecklin, Daniel

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Lewis Aptekar received his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has had post-graduate training in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech Medical School and is a licensed as a Clinical Psychologist. He is currently Professor of Counselor Education at San Jose State University. He is past President of the Society of Cross-cultural Research.

Some of his academic awards include two Fulbright scholarships (Colombia and Swaziland), a Senior Fulbright Scholar award (Honduras), Nehru Visiting Professor, (University of Baroda, India), a Kellogg Foundation/Partners of the Americas Fellowship in International Development, a Rotarian International Ambassadorship (Zambia), and a scholarly residency at the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center (Italy).

Daniel Stoecklin received his PhD in social sciences from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, for his thesis on street children in China. He is currently Associate Professor in sociology, at the University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), in Sion, Switzerland. His areas of research and teaching are the sociology of childhood, children’s rights, street children, and participation. He is also a Scientific Collaborator, at the International Institute for the Rights of the Child. His has worked for several NGOs regarding projects in the field of children in difficult situations, and he has been an Independent Expert for the Council of Europe regarding children’s participation.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“Aptekar and Stoecklin’s book provides a comprehensive review of research on street children … . Street Children and Homeless Youth provides excellent examples of the challenges and considerations that one should address when conducting research across cultures. … this book would be a valuable resource for scholars interested in a variety of topics, including children in difficult circumstances and childhood in the majority world.” (Judith L. Gibbons and Katelyn E. Poelker, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (33), August, 2014)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: A New Vision of Street Children and Homeless and Runaway Youth

    Aptekar, Lewis (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Children in Street Situations: Street Children and Homeless Youth

    Aptekar, Lewis (et al.)

    Pages 5-61

  • Group Dynamics of Children in Street Situations

    Aptekar, Lewis (et al.)

    Pages 63-120

  • Research with Children in Street Situations

    Aptekar, Lewis (et al.)

    Pages 121-162

  • Programs: Typical and Exemplary

    Aptekar, Lewis (et al.)

    Pages 163-216

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7356-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7355-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7901-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Street Children and Homeless Youth
Book Subtitle
A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7356-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7356-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7355-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7901-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
Topics