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DEAD END: HOMELESS TEENAGERS, A MULTI-SERVICE APPROACH.

Michaud, Margaret

Calgary, Detselig Enterprises Ltd., 1988. 137pp, paper, $14.95. CIP

Professional
Reviewed by Elaine Balpataky

Volume 17 Number 3
1989 May


Dead End provides an insightful look at the plight of homeless teenagers and an awareness of their special needs, as well as the services currently available to them in Canada's major cities. Containing actual case studies, it describes the backgrounds of typical runaways and explains the dangers they face once they take up life on the streets. Prostitution and drugs are almost inevitable.

The book also outlines ways in which social workers and others can help these teenagersóby providing essential services, such as medical care and counselling, shelter and food, while at the same time establishing the contact, which, when ready, the child can use to leave the streets.

Dead End would be useful to school guidance counsellors and to health-care and social workers. Its aim is to encourage a multi-service approach to the problem. Students may also find the book useful for sociology projects.


Elaine Balpataky, Ingersoll, D.C.I., Ingersoll, Ont.
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