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Street Children and Homeless Youth


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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.

About the Author

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 Boesch (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.


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)

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