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Factors Affecting Homelessness Among Street Children In Khartoum State

Factors Affecting Homelessness Among Street Children In Khartoum State

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Title: Factors Affecting Homelessness Among Street Children In Khartoum State
Author: Wisal Ali El Tahir, Hassan
Abstract: This study aims to find out the main factors of homelessness and examine the risk behavior among street children in rehabilitations centers in Khartoum State (Alrashad, Tayba and Aml). The data of the study collected through direct interviews using semi-structured questionnaire with street children currently are residing at Rehabilitation Centers in Khartoum State and it covered 300 males of street children. Questionnaire contained two sections one contained socio-demographic data of respondents and the other Section contained data of main causes of homelessness. The analytical part used Factor analysis Technique using SPSS software. The conclusion is that the main factors of children homelessness are attraction of city life, natural and political factors, family disruption, parent abuse and economic factors. The study recommended that, real solution to the problem in intervening at home to prevent children from coming to the streets, locating preventive programs in areas where most street children’s families live at present is a key to prevent new children from coming on to the streets, convincing children with rehabilitation centers is the best alternative of family and reform and improve legislations and laws for child protection
Description: 61 page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/13310
Date: 2015-06-16


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