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    The Problem of Street Children in Brazil

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    seen in every society. In Brazil, poverty has created an especially dark situation in which society's most vulnerable children are forced to live or work on the streets and fend for their lives on a daily basis. In many societies, poor children are exposed to street life, but Brazil is interesting in that many of its citizens have changed their mentalities from viewing street children as creative ?urchins? to viewing them as vermin that must be discarded, often through murder, all while blaming the

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    The Street Children of Latin America

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    Mexico and Latin America. These children suffer from the abandonment of their family and the economic issues of the country; moreover they are deprived to health care, exposed to violence, drugs, and HIV through sexual promiscuity. Street kids are not choosing to live in abandoned buildings, cardboard boxes, parks or on the street itself; they are forced to take on the challenges of life that no other human being experiences in many years. Therefore, street children should be helped due to the constant

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    of the reasons the children of today will prosper and live up to be that much better than the people of the older generations, and it all starts as early as pre-kindergarten. Millions of American children are introduced to some form of educational media outside of school, possibly before they even step into a school. Starting in the 1960’s, some could say that Sesame Street dominated the educational media with their fun and entertaining skits. Sesame Street encourages children to follow along with

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    The Causes and Effects of Homelessness

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    Many people don’t understand the problems homeless families are facing and most families are homeless because of finical situations or because they don’t have enough money to afford food. Families that are homeless it can have an effect on the children emotional and mentally and can cause them to low self-esteem. People don’t understand the effects of homeless families or how they feel. Most families have nowhere else to go or are too ashamed to live with other relatives. Homeless families sometimes

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    the United States. This means they spend this critical age, the time for school dances and serial procrastination, ducking into alleys and sleeping on park benches. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures a startling one in seven children between the ages ten and eighteen will run away (Homeless and Runaway Youth). In a nation so mindful of their youth, America has fallen behind in prioritizing a safe place for these youth to sleep at night. If this problem persists, future generations

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    Homeless Sociology Essay

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    Courtney Miller Introduction to Sociology (Soc-210-0007) Understanding Homelessness To be homeless is to be living in shelters or on the streets. The causes for people to become homeless, is a mixture of reason that leads to being homelessness for an individual. Homelessness can be for any one, young, old, and families due to limited assistance and personal choices. This effect are communities, businesses, other people and the homeless themselves. Here are some of the effects of homelessness are

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    A cold, hungry child, emaciated, roaming the cold, dark streets looking for some dilapidated shelter to rest of the only terrifying, lonely world they know. Grime and dirt layer her face, every layer telling of one more day of uncertainty. Clothing tattered, and worn, paper thin, holes brazen as skin is exposed. The heartbreaking image of America 's homeless youth.Image Choosing to be homeless is not a right of any child. Childhood is a time for growth and wonder. No child should ever have to wonder

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    Poverty and Youth

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    "Mad Dog 20/20" and a cardboard sign that displays the words "Will work for food," Catfish, a homeless Vietnam veteran, rides the rails and occasionally calls the streets of Spokane home. Catfish, personally, may not be well known, but it's easy to recognize that Spokane has a serious problem with the number of homeless on its streets. Spokane has a bigger problem than the stereotypical homeless person though: its homeless youth. In the "afterward" of homeless, a pictorial magazine that

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    In 2013, Covenant House provided services to more than 56,000 of these kids. Covenant House residential and community service center programs cared for 27,889 homeless kids, and Covenant House Street Outreach teams served an additional 28,221 homeless and at-risk youth on the streets in the 21 cities where Covenant House operates. Homeless youth programs provide youth with a stable foundation from which they can reunify with their families or develop skills to live independently. They

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    Aratani, Y. (September 2009). Homeless Children and Youth; Causes and Consequences. National Center For Children in Poverty. Retrieved from http://www.nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_888.pdf In the article “Homeless Children and Youth; Causes and Consequences” by Yumiko Aratani discusses the causes and consequences of homeless youths and children. The article discusses who are homeless. Both children living in homeless families and unaccompanied youths. The factor the at contribute to homelessness

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