Becoming Visible Through the Lens of Violence

Clary Milnitsky

in International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178425
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199958528 | DOI:
Becoming Visible Through the Lens of Violence

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This chapter provides an account of the major factors that lead a large percentage of Brazilian youth to take up life on the streets, a place where they become highly vulnerable to violence and associated problems. It also describes some of the lessons learned from studies conducted as part of an ongoing action-research program designed to improve the conditions of street children.

Keywords: Brazilian youth; youth conflict; youth violence; street children

Chapter.  5871 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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