A Charge Against Society: The Child's Right to Protection (Children in Charge)

A Charge Against Society: The Child's Right to Protection (Children in Charge)

By: Mary John (author)Paperback

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The third volume in the Children in Charge series examines changing attitudes towards children and measures currently in operation to protect them. The contributors analyse how the child's safety and well-being can be protected, while respecting their right to be involved and to have their opinions taken into account, and examine the causes within society for social malfunction in relation to children. They approach these questions with such diverse themes as working with street children in Brazil, the work of the Refugee Council with unaccompanied child refugees, research on domestic violence and parental access, the issue of child labour in Mexico, child abuse and the rights to information about their condition of the child with cancer.

About Author

The editor, Mary John, is a developmental psychologist, holding a Chair in Education at the University of Exeter. She has worked in the field of disability rehabilitation and independent living and has researched with minority rights groups.


PART I. PROTECTING WHOM? Protecting Children or Reinforcing Dependency, Mary John. PART II. INTRAPSYCHIC OR STRUCTURAL APPROACHES? 1. The International Resilience Project, Edith Grotberg, Civitan International Research Centre, University of Alabama, USA. 2. Systems Abuse, Judy Cashmore. PART III. CHILDHOOD PUT AT RISK. 3. Child Soldiers, Rachel Brett, Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva. 4. Children's Labour in Mexico: Rights Protection and Violation, Aracelli Brizzio de la Hoz, University of Veracruz, Mexico. 5. A Safe Haven - Do International Standards and National Legislation Protect Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Britain? Louise Williamson, The Refugee Council, London. 6. Marginality and Extermination in Brazil From Uneasiness to Well-being, Janina Gonalves, Fundaao Centro Brasileiro para a Infncia e Adolescncia. 7. Children and Sexuality Worldwide, David Treharne, University of Exeter, and Wendy Thomas, Population Concern. 8. School Exclusion in the UK: An Entitlement at Risk, Vanessa Parffrey, University of Exeter. PART IV. FAMILY - A SAFE HAVEN? 9. Working with Families of Abused Children, Sheila Townsend, social worker in Devon. 10. Child Abuse: Respecting the Child's Right to Protection, Ann Catchpole, Joint Agencies Child Abuse Team, Devon. 11. Child Contact and Domestic Violence - A Child's Right to Safety?, Marianne Hester, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. PART V. YOUNG PEOPLE RESPONDING TO A CHANGING CULTURE. 12. Violence and Young Minds, Steven Flood, Young Minds. 13. Drugs: Protection through the Prevention of Exploitation: The North Devon Project on Drugs, Will Palin, Youth Trust Drug Programme, Devon. 14. Understanding School Failure and School Drop Out in Mozambique, Mikael Palme, Institute of Education, Stockholm, Sweden. 15. Truancy: The Greenstead Detached Truancy Project, Tuaneri Akoto, Newham Youth Service Detached Worker. PART VI. STRENGTHENING THE HUMAN SPIRIT. 16. The Truth of Single Parent Families, children from single parent families. 17. The Rights of the Child in a Paediatric Oncology Unit, Penelope Cousens, Department of Psychological Medicine, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Australia, and Michael Stevens, The New Children's Hospital, Australia. 18. Learning Rights: A Fundamental Prerequisite for Protecting Oneself and Others, Gael Parfitt, University of Exeter.

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  • ISBN13: 9781853024115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9781853024115
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 1853024112

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