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
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    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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