Psychosocial Intervention Studies for Street Children with Substance Abuse

Psychosocial Intervention Studies for Street Children with Substance Abuse

Lakshmana G. (Central University of Karnataka, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0519-8.ch013
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Abstract

The chapter made an attempt to review the literature and describes various interventions available for street children. The current chapter enlists all the intervention activities carried out for this group. Method of the study followed web based literature review (secondary data) using pubmed, Ebsco, Psyinfo, like on by using key words such as street children, substance abuse, motivation, intervention like on. Totally about 300 studies had been found out which discussed about street children. Among them the reviewers had chosen important studies for review purpose. Studies were discussed under the subthemes of concept of street children, prevalence of street children, reasons for on the street, street life and ways of coping with stress, substance abuse among street children, intervention carried out with street children and substance abuse, suggestions and conclusion. Conclusion: The discussed psychosocial intervention in the chapter are well proven in the general population and effectively tried with street children.
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Concept Of Street Children

Many eminent scholars have tried to define the street children more comprehensively. Below are the few definitions.

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