ERIC Number: ED390956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Street Children Quo Vadis? Summary and Resolutions of a Working Conference on the Management of Street Children in the South African Context (South Africa, November 1993).
Schurink, Evanthe, Ed.
The phenomenon of street children is a growing concern in South Africa. The Human Sciences Research Council and the South African Department of Health and Population Development organized a networking conference in November 1993 as a step toward developing, on a partnership basis, guidelines for policy and strategies in the best interests of street children. Experts on various aspects of the problem presented short papers that became the basis of the small group discussions that were the core of the conference proceedings. This document contains summaries of the six conference papers, the feedback from the different groups, and the resolutions of the working conference. Working groups discussed the following topics: (1) the needs and rights of street children; (2) coordination of services; (3) policy guidelines and existing legislation; (4) public and private partnerships for street children; (5) outreach programs and the role of the outreach worker; (6) assessment of street children; (7) preparing street children for employment through education and training; (8) aftercare; and (9) community awareness and participation, including prevention strategies. Conference participants agreed that a multifaceted approach to the problems of street children is required. An appendix provides a directory of organizations and individuals involved with street children. (Contains 1 diagram.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers: South Africa; Street Children