Street Child is the shock-inspiring story of a young boy who escapes his increasingly dysfunctional and violent middle class home.
Remanded into state custody at ten years old, he embarks on a journey through the foster care system only finding safety from unlikely skid-row heroes on downtown streets of Seattle and San Francisco - where children are victims and victims are considered criminals.
Foreward by Dr. Gerald Mallon.
The special challenges of coming out while in care are explored through stories by gay and straight teens and staff. Activities for every story make this book ideal for staff training or independent living classes.
“This book offers practical resources for creating supportive environments. It is an important book for teens and adults alike.”
—Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D., Director, 4-H Center for Youth Development, University of California, Davis