Searching for a New Life: How Children Enter and Exit the Street in Indonesia

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dc.contributor.author Bentley-Taylor, Brenden
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-08T22:27:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-08T22:27:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-04-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5958
dc.description.abstract This study describes the reasons why street children in Jakarta, Indonesia choose to leave a life on the street and the steps that are taken to exit the street successfully. Also described are the street entry process, life on the street, street disengagement, life after the street, and the role of service providers. Nine key informants (six former street children and three workers who work with homeless children) participated in in-depth interviews that revealed that troubled family life is the most common cause of street entry, and while street life offers much freedom and excitement it is also the source of great danger to street children, and street disengagement often takes a number of attempts before a “successful” exit is fully negotiated. Forming trusting relationships with street- based outreach workers and attending NGOs that emphasize love and care were highly influential in aiding with street exit. Also key to a successful exit over time is the development of new skills and knowledge, as well as a positive sense of self and an identity that is not connected to street involvement. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject street children en_US
dc.subject street entry en_US
dc.subject life on the street en_US
dc.subject street exit en_US
dc.subject street disengagement en_US
dc.subject street outreach en_US
dc.subject service providers en_US
dc.subject Indonesia en_US
dc.title Searching for a New Life: How Children Enter and Exit the Street in Indonesia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Artz, Sibylle
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0630 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0628 en_US

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