Being Young and Homeless: Understanding how Youth Enter and Exit Street Life

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Peter Lang, 2004 - Social Science - 107 pages
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Being Young and Homeless is an intimate portrayal of life on the street from the perspective of young people in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and Guatemala City. Jeff Karabanow passionately portrays street youth experiences in various locales, highlighting reasons for entering street life, struggles to survive on the street, encounters with service providers, and for some, the street exiting process. This insightful book is relevant for students and practitioners of social work, sociology, social administration, and public policy.

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The Author: Jeff Karabanow is Assistant Professor at the Maritime School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. He received his Ph.D. in social work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. Dr. Karabanow has published widely in academic journals in areas related to street youth culture and street youth services.

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