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Vulnerable Children Global Challenges in Education, Health, Well-Being, and Child Rights

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.07.2014
  • Verlag: Springer-Verlag
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Vulnerable Children

They are laborers, soldiers, refugees, and orphans. In areas of the world torn by poverty, disease, and war, millions of children are invisible victims, deprived of home, family, and basic human rights. Their chances for a stable adult life are extremely slim. The powerful interdisciplinary volume Vulnerable Children brings a global child-rights perspective to the lives of indigenous, refugee, and minority children in and from crisis-prone regions. Focusing on self-determination, education, security, health, and related issues, an international panel of scholars examines the structural and political sources of children's vulnerabilities and their effects on development. The book analyzes intervention programs currently in place and identifies challenges that must be met at both the community and larger policy levels. These chapters also go a long way to explain the often-blurred line between vulnerability and resilience. Included in the coverage: Dilemmas of rights-based approaches to child well-being in an African cultural context. Poverty and minority children's education in the U.S.: case study of a Sudanese refugee family. The heterogeneity of young children's experiences in Kenya and Brazil. A world tour of interventions for children of a parent with a psychiatric illness. An exploration of fosterage of Owambo orphans in Namibia. UNICEF in Colombia: defending and nurturing childhood in media, public, and policy discourses.
Vulnerable Children is a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians/professionals/practitioners across a range of fields, including child and school psychology, social work, maternal and child health, developmental psychology, anthropology, sociology, social policy, and public health. Deborah J. Johnson is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University. Her research on status-based, race, and culturally --related development, parental socialization and parent/child relations in early and middle childhood Much of her work has been in the area of racial/ethnic identity development and racial socialization in varying context including child care principally among African-American and other ethnic children and families, but also internationally with Zimbabwean youth. Her international interests and collaborations also focus on these issues among Sudanese refugee youth and Indigenous youth of Western Australia. Of more than 50 published, books, monographs, articles and chapters, several recent publications have focused on disentangling race, poverty, and culture; theory development in the area of racial-ethnic socialization; and on research methods in cultural communities in American and across the globe. Selected publications include, Johnson, D. J., and Spicer, P. (Eds.), (Special Section, 2009). Racial/Ethnic socialization, identity, and youth outcomes: Excavating culture. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology ,; Slaughter-Defoe, D.T., Stevenson, H., Arrington, E. & Johnson, D.J. (Eds.) (2011) Black Educational Choice: Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools ;. Rana, M., Johnson, D.J, & Bates, L.(2011) Parental Choice and Involvement in the Education of Sudanese Unaccompanied Minors in Black Education Choice volume. Johnson, D.J. (2012) What's Not in the Box?: Historical and Population Change as Contextual Features in the Study of Race-Based Development of Children, Racial Stereotyping and Child Development ; Kickett-Tucker, C. and Johnson, D.J. (2004). Challenges in the Context of the Changing Roles of Nyoongah Women. Family Focus On...International Perspectives. . DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga , Ph.D., LMSW is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Inclusion in the College of Social Science and Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies and the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. Currently, her research looking at international social and economi


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    Erscheinungsdatum: 08.07.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781461467809
    Verlag: Springer-Verlag
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