Health and Wellbeing of Street Children and Youth

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Abstract

Key Points
- Maintaining physical and mental health and wellbeing is challenging for street children and youth given the inherent risks of their street contexts.
- Physical illnesses include the effects of eating poor quality food, drinking, bathing and cooking with dirty water and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Lack of free healthcare, discrimination by healthcare workers, and poor education contribute to inconsistent or non-existent access to medical treatment.
- Alcohol and drug abuse are common in all three cities, used as both a ‘treatment’ and as a coping strategy.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.8

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Health
  • Resilience
  • Social Networks
  • Stigmatisation
  • Substance Use
  • Violence

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