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Children living on the street

Patricia Kelly, Bettina Grajcer, Fatima Dinis Rigato


Children who spend part or all of their developmental years living on the streets constitute a vulnerable population. Local and national governments are in great need of research-based programs to supplement their efforts at providing health and social services. This article provides a review of what is known about children living on the street, describes a Sao Paulo program that works with this population, and makes suggestions for research that nurses might undertake.


Street Children; Vulnerable Populations; Literature Review.


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