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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 921604, 11 pages
A Qualitative Study of Georgian Youth Who Are on the Street or Institutionalized
1Health Systems Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205-2179, USA
2Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205-2179, USA
3Department of International Health, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
4Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21295, USA
Received 19 June 2012; Accepted 18 September 2012
Academic Editor: Laurie C. Miller
Copyright © 2012 Laura K. Murray et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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