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ERIC Number: EJ822872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Working with Street Children: A Child-Centred Approach
Veeran, Vasintha
Child Care in Practice, v10 n4 p359-366 2004
This paper reviews the theoretical approaches that espouse a child-centred approach in intervening with street children. It focuses on two major themes, namely the rights of the child and client self-determination as proposed by Adler (Corey, 2001). The discussion acknowledges that providing street children with opportunities to participate in decision-making regarding their own lives is imperative. Notwithstanding their alleged marginalization, substantial motivation is provided for the adoption of a client-centred approach that upholds the rights of the child. The paper draws attention to the fact that despite the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), many street children experience deprivation with regard to their basic human needs. It is envisaged that whatever the circumstances for children being on the street, their involvement and participation in alleviating their plight will not be compromised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland