The book incorporates empirical data from a cross-cultural study of this phenomenon in three mega citiesMumbai, Nairobi, and Los Angelesand some of the best practices developed by faith-based and secular organizations to help street-living children. These data include global estimates, analysis of the causative factors, occupations of these children, as also the resulting problems. The book also gives new insights into the impact of state policies to support secular and faith-based organizations, and the way social service is practiced by such organizations in India, Kenya, and USA. The authors take the readers through the social construction of the street child phenomenon over the years by weaving socio-political, cultural, and historical perspectives in understanding the circumstances surrounding them.
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About the Author
Neela Dabir is Registrar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and PhD in Sociology, and has a professional experience of more than 25 years in the field of social work. She has mainly worked with children in difficult circumstances and women in distress through her research, teaching and extension work. Her previous publication Women in Distress (2000) grew out of her own PhD thesis. She has also published many research papers in different social work journals and newspaper articles related to social work.
Naina Athale holds a Master’s degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, and is currently Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She is also a child counsellor and a consultant with several schools for conducting training programmes and workshops for teachers and parents. She has been an active volunteer with the Navi Mumbai branch of the Stree Mukti Sanghatana, a women’s rights organization. She also specializes in play therapy for children, and has organized many interactive workshops for children on various aspects of their growth. She is also a member of the managing committee of ‘In Defense of Animals, India’.
Table of ContentsPreface Part One : Theorizing and Researching Street Children in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Nairobi Street Children Conceptualized: The Problem with the Definition From Definitional to Real: Global Realities of Street Children Street Children in the Big City: The Case of Los Angeles, Mumbai and Nairobi Public Private Partnership: Empirical Review of Involvement of Faith Based and Secular Organizations Street Children in the USA, India and Kenya: Policies and Programmes Global Initiatives for Street Children: Efforts by the UNICEF and ILO in the USA, India and Keny Part Two : The Research Findings Similarities and Diversities: Services for Street-living Children across the Three Cities Evidence Based Interventions at the Global Level Bibiliography