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Street Children and Homeless Youth

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • 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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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Children in Street Situations: Street Children and Homeless Youth

    • Lewis Aptekar, Daniel Stoecklin
    Pages 5-61
  3. Group Dynamics of Children in Street Situations

    • Lewis Aptekar, Daniel Stoecklin
    Pages 63-120
  4. Research with Children in Street Situations

    • Lewis Aptekar, Daniel Stoecklin
    Pages 121-162
  5. Programs: Typical and Exemplary

    • Lewis Aptekar, Daniel Stoecklin
    Pages 163-216
  6. Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

    • Lewis Aptekar, Daniel Stoecklin
    Pages 217-235
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 237-240

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.

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)

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)

Authors and Affiliations

  • One Washington Square, San Jose University, San Jose, USA

    Lewis Aptekar

  • University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), Sion, Switzerland

    Daniel Stoecklin

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Street Children and Homeless Youth

  • Book Subtitle: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • Authors: Lewis Aptekar, Daniel Stoecklin

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7356-1

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-7355-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-7901-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-7356-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 240

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Quality of Life Research, School Psychology, Social Work, Counseling Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-7356-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)