- the problems of how to identify, classify, and count the children of the streets
- the reasons children leave or lose their homes
- the implications of policy decisions and socioeconomic forces on the children's lives
- the clash between law-and-order advocates and social service professionals
- the negative effects of deinstitutionalization and overcrowded youth homes
- the tragic societal consequences of the widening gap between rich and poor
- the problems of youth crime and violence
- the difficulties in delivering education, health care, and basic services for homeless childrenThis impressive book offers a detailed history of the development of street social education; a study of the aims, methods, and experiences of youthworkers; and solid advice on using the principles and practices of street social education to reach the at-risk youth of any country, including the United States. Working with Children on the Streets of Brazil is both a scholarly work on the phenomenon of homeless children and a rousing call to action that will remind you of the reasons you chose to work in social services.
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