Lewis Aptekar, Phd.
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Street and homeless youth: A cross cultural perspective, Aptekar, L.,(In Press)
NY: Springer Press

In the Lion’s Mouth: Hope and Heartbreak in Humanitarian Assistance, Aptekar, L.,2010.
Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris.
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Environmental Disasters in Global Perspective Aptekar, L.,1994
New York: G. K. Hall/Macmillan. Download reviews.
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Street Children of Cali Aptekar, L., 1988:
Duke University Press.
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To give or not to give, confessions of a humanitarian aid worker Aptekar, L.
2013: In D. Vakoch (ed.). Altruism in Cross Cultural Perspective. NY: Springer Press. 151-159 Download article

Street Children Aptekar, L. (In Press)
In H.Montgomery (ed.). Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Street children, AIDS orphans, and unprotected minors: Some questions for humanitarian assistance Aptekar, L. (In Press) University of California.

Epilogue, To give or not to give, confessions of a humanitarian aid worker Aptekar, L., (2013)
In Altruism in Cross Cultural Perspective(pp 151-159) D. Vakoch.
NY: Springer Press.

Street and homeless children Aptekar, L., 2009
The Chicago companion to the child (pp. 959-961). Shweder, Richard A., Thomas R. Bidell, Anne C. Dailey, Suzanne D. Dixon, Peggy J. Miller, and John Modell (eds). The Chicago companion to the child Chicago: University of Chicago Press

The theory of resilience and its applications to street children in the Minority and Majority world Mc-Adam Smith, J. & Aptekar, L., 2005
Handbook for working with children and youth: Pathways to resilience across cultural and contexts (pp. 71-88). M. Ungar (ed.).
Thousand Oak, CA:Sage.
A global view of street children in the third millennia Aptekar, L., 2004
Understanding adolescents at risk (pp 1-29). D’Souza, B, Sonawat, E., & D. Madangopal (eds.).
Mumbia, India: Multi-tech Publishers.
The changing developmental dynamics of "children in particularly difficult circumstances": Examples of street and war traumatized children Aptekar, L., 2004
Childhood and adolescence in cross-cultural perspective and applications (pp. 377-410). Gielen, U. & J. Roopnarine (eds).
Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Cultural problems for Western counselors working with Ethiopian refugees Aptekar, L.,2003
In Counseling refugees: A psychosocial approach to innovative multicultural innovations (pp. 208-225). F. Bemak, R. Chung, & P. Pedersen (eds).
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
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Walks in Kaliti Life in a Destitute Shelter for the Displaced. Aptekar, L & Giel, R., 2002
Trauma, War, and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-cultural Context (pp 337-366). Joop de Jong (ed.).
NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Pub.

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Street children in Nairobi, Kenya: Gender differences and mental health Aptekar, L., and Ciano, L.,1999:
Developmental issues among homeless and working street youth: New Directions in Childhood Development, Rafaelli, M. & R. Larson (eds.), pp 35-46.
SF, CA: Jossey Bass. Download chapter
Growing up in particularly difficult circumstances: A cross-cultural perspective Aptekar, L., & D. Stocklin,1996:
In J. Berry, P. R. Dasen, & T. S. Saraswathi (Eds). Handbook of cross-cultural psychology (2nd ed.). Volume 2: Basic processes and development psychology (pp. 377-412). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Download chapter
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Colombian Street Children: Gamines and Chupagruesos, 1993
Worlds of Childhood, Wozniak, R. H. (ed.), (pp. 465-474).
New York: Harper Collins College Publishing.
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Street Children

Methodological Implications of Contextual Diversity in Research on Street Children Aptekar, L. & Heinonen, P.
2003: Children, Youth and Environments, Vol. 13, no. 1.
The newly emerging problem of street children in Swaziland Aptekar, L., Maphalala, T.P. , Dlamini, G., Makhanya, J., & Magagula, S.
Journal of Psychology in Africa, 2: 123-141. Download article
Adolescence and youth among displaced Ethiopians: A case study in Kaliti camp Aptekar, L., Paardekooper, B., & Kuebli, J. 2000: International Journal of Group Tensions, 29 (1-2): 1011-34
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Street children in Nairobi, Kenya: Gender differences and mental health Aptekar, L.
1997: Journal of Psychology in Africa, 2: 34-53
Conflict in the Neighborhood: Street children and the public space Aptekar, L., & Abebe, B.
1997: Childhood 4 (4): 477-490. Download article
Criancias de rua nos paises em desenvolvimento: Uma revisao de suas condicoes Aptekar, L.
1996: Psicologia: Reflexao e Critica Vol. 9, (1), 153-184
Street children in Nairobi, Kenya Aptekar, L., P.J. Cathey, L. Ciano, & G. Giardino
1995: African Insight, 26 (3), 250-59.
Street children in the developing world: A review of their condition Aptekar, L.
1994: Cross-cultural Research 28 (3), pp. 195-224. Download article
Are Colombian Street Children Neglected? The Contributions of Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Approaches to the Study of Children
Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1992, pp. 326-349. Download article
Factors in Mortality by Drug Dependence Among Puerto Ricans in New York City, Shai, D. and Aptekar, L.
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Vol. 16, No 1-2, 1990, pp. 97-107.
Family Structure and Adolescence: The Case of the Colombian Street Children, Aptekar, L. (1990) Journal of Adolescent Research, 5, (1), pp. 67-81.
Colombian Street Children: Gamines and Chupagruesos, Aptekar, L. (1990) Adolescence, Vol. 24, No. 96, pp. 783-794.
How Ethnic Differences Within A Culture Influence Child Rearing: The Case of the Colombian Street Children, Aptekar, L. (1990) Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 67-86.
Picaresque Tragedies: The 'Abandoned' Children in Colombia, Aptekar, L. (1989) Phenomenology and Pedagogy, Vol. 7, pp. 79-92.
Characteristics of the Street Children of Colombia, Child Abuse and Neglect, The International Journal, Aptekar, L. (1989) Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 427-439. Download article
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Family Structure in Colombia: Its Impact on Understanding Street Children
Journal of Ethnic Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 1989, pp. 97-108.
The Street Children of Colombia: How Families Define the Nature of Childhood
International Journal of Sociology of the Family, Vol. 18, 1988, pp. 283-296.
Colombian Street Children: Their Mental Health and How They Can Be Served
International Journal of Mental Health, Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall, 1988, pp. 81-104.
Street Children of Colombia
Journal of Early Adolescence, Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall, 1988, pp. 225-242.
The Psychology of Colombian Street Children
International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1988, pp. 295-309.


The Psycho-social Process of Adjusting to Natural Disasters Aptekar, L.
1990: Working paper #70. Natural Hazards Research and Applications Center, Institute of Behavior Science, University of Colorado.
A Comparison of the Bi-Coastal Disasters of 1989
Behavior Science Research Vol. 24, No. 1-4, 1990, pp. 73-104. Download article
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The Emotional Effects of Disaster on Children Aptekar, L. and Boore, J.
International Journal of Mental Health Vol. 19, No. 2,summer 1990, pp 77-90. Download article
Assessing the Mental Health of Post-earthquake Victims Aptekar, L.
1993: In Proceedings, 3rd United States/Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard Reduction, pp. 23-25. Oakland, CA: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.


Using the Phenomenological Approach to Explore Integrating the Handicapped into the Non-Disabled Society Aptekar, L.
1986: Phenomenology and Pedagogy Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.
Suggestions for Providing Services to the Handicapped in Latin America Aptekar, L.
1983: World Development Vol. 11, No. 11, pp. 995-1004
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The Phenomenology of Interactions Between the Handicapped and the Non-handicapped
1986: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Human Sciences Conference. University of California, Berkeley. pp. 3-4.
Providing Services to the Handicapped in Times of Budget Retrenchment
May 1984: In Resources in Education. National Institute of Education.
The Social Psychology of 'Mainstreaming' the Handicapped
August 1982: The Journal of Educational Thought, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 103-113.
Services to the Handicapped in Latin America
March 1982: Educational Leadership.

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