Brazilian street children: Contextual influences in relation to substance misuse

Giselle T. Fernandes, Michael George Vaughn

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This article reviews the socioeconomic and political context of substance misuse by street children in Brazil. Although findings are limited, available research reveals an urgent need for implementation of policies for street children. Programs for preventing substance misuse and delinquency are still missing political and infrastructural support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-681
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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