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  • “Once you join the streets you will have to do it”

    Embleton, L., Wachira, J., Kamanda, A., Naanyu, V., Winston, S., Ayuku, D., & Braitstein, P. (2015). “Once you join the streets you will have to do it”: sexual practices of street children and youth in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Reproductive health, 12(1), 106. Abstract: Adolescents living in HIV endemic settings face unique sexual health risks, and in the context of abject poverty,

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  • Adapting ethical guidelines for adolescent health research to street-connected children and youth in low- and middle income countries

    Embleton, L., Ott, M. A., Wachira, J., Naanyu, V., Kamanda, A., Makori, D., … & Braitstein, P. (2015). Adapting ethical guidelines for adolescent health research to street-connected children and youth in low-and middle-income countries: a case study from western Kenya. BMC medical ethics, 16(1), 89. Abstract: Street-connected children and youth (SCCY) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have multiple vulnerabilities in relation

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  • Institutional Care of Children in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

    Braitstein P, (2015) Institutional Care of Children in Low- and Middle-Income Settings: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom
 of Oliver Twist. Global Health: Science and Practice Abstract: Whether institutions or extended families are better suited to care for orphans depends on the specific circumstances. Reported rates of traumatic experiences among orphans and vulnerable children are high in both institutions and extended families;

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  • Social and Economic Characteristics of Street Youth in Eldoret, Kenya

    Sorber, R., Winston, S., Koech, J., Ayuku, D., Hu, L., Hogan, J., & Braitstein, P. (2014). Social and economic characteristics of street youth by gender and level of street involvement in Eldoret, Kenya. PLoS One, 9(5), e97587. Abstract: Street-connected youth are a neglected and vulnerable population, particularly in resource-constrained settings. The development of interventions and supports for this population requires insight into

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  • Physical and sexual abuse in orphaned compared to non-orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa

    Nichols, J., Embleton, L., Mwangi, A., Morantz, G., Vreeman, R., Ayaya, S., … & Braitstein, P. (2014). Physical and sexual abuse in orphaned compared to non-orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Child abuse & neglect, 38(2), 304-316. Abstract: This systematic review assessed the quantitative literature to determine whether orphans are more likely to experience physical and/or sexual abuse

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