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What About America's Homeless Children?
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October 1996 | 261 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The increasing and disturbing problem of homeless children in the United States is the focus of this book.

Paul G Shane considers the social factors that can create homeless situations for children, and examines the personal and educational problems that can result from their homelessness. The health risks to this population - such as unsanitary living conditions, poor nutrition, physical assault and lack of access to health care - are also explored. Ethnographic case studies of homeless youth are presented, and the book concludes with recommendations for policies and programmes designed to ease the problem.

 
PART ONE: FACTUAL AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
 
Homeless Children
Who Are They?

 
 
Social and Educational Issues
 
Health Issues
 
Social Context of Homelessness
 
PART TWO: THE PERSONAL DIMENSION
 
Unaccompanied Children
 
Families
 
Babies
 
Survivors
 
Through the Camera's Lens
 
PART THREE: RESPONSES
 
Programs for Unaccompanied Youth and Families
 
Societal Responses to Homelessness
 
PART FOUR: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
 
Conclusions

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ISBN: 9780803949836
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