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Carlson, Helena M.

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Helena M Carlson
Needs Assessment of Female Street Kids Children in Danger by Kathryn J Ivers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an assessment of the situation of homeless girls, paying particular attention to the issue of juvenile prostitution. A review of research on prostitutes was conducted, and common elements that seem to present themselves in these studies are identified, including sexual and/or physical abuse, runaway/throwaway status, dysfunctional families, and inadequate education. Motivations for entering into prostitution by girls living on the streets are discussed and the issues of street contacts, institutionalization, drugs, and excitement and adventure are considered. A discussion of aspects of street life includes sections on pimps, clients of prostitutes, rape, and health risks. Community approaches to the problem of juvenile prostitution are discussed and several community programs and service agencies operating in Portland, Oregon are described: (1) Project LUCK (Link Up the Community for Kids); (2) the Council for Prostitutional Alternatives; (3) Outside/In; (4) Greenhouse; (5) Harry's Mother; (6) Willamette Bridge; (7) Our New Beginnings; and (8) Girls Emancipation Program. It is recommended that Portland re-establish its Street Outreach program to reach adolescents on the street as soon as possible. Three points of intervention at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels are suggested as useful components of a comprehensive program for breaking the cycle of victimization of juvenile prostitutes. (NB)
Some Effects of the Black Caucus and Women's Caucus on the American Psychological Association by Helena M Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination was made of the effects of the black caucus and the women's caucus on the American Psychological Association (apa). Black psychologists charged the apa with racism and female psychologists charged the organization with sexism. Both groups demanded changes in apa governance structure and policy. The demands of the two groups and responses of the apa to those demands were investigated within the context of a historical review of events. Findings of the examination indicated that the influence of the women's caucus in psychology made a major impact on the apa. The black caucus had less of an impact as a result of its withdrawing from the apa. Both groups sensitized the organization to the issues of racism and sexism within psychology. (Author/MK)
Street Kids Children in Danger by James Wayne Beatty( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics show a 183% increase in female juvenile prostitution and a 245% increase in male juvenile prostitution between the years 1969 and 1978. Most of these juveniles were runaways who shared a common childhood background of physical and sexual abuse. In 1981, a city task force was created to examine the problem of an estimated 300 street youths in Portland, Oregon. As a result of task force efforts, Project LUCK (Link Up the Community for Kids) was formed as an administrative organization designed to coordinate and combine the efforts of 34 youth-serving agencies of which 15 were actively involved. The goals of Project LUCK are public education and direct service. The focus of public education is to show that juvenile prostitution is child abuse. Services take the form of emergency help to street youths and longer term services focusing on helping the youth make a successful transition from the streets. Services provided to street youth include: (1) a shelter for runaways; (2) counseling services; (3) a Youth Advocate Program; (4) vocational training and employment placement; (5) a support group for teenage mothers; (6) a walk-in emergency counseling center; and (7) street outreach. Portland's multi-agency approach and the degree of coordination of agencies are two of the greatest strengths of the city's services for street youth. (NB)
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