The successes, failures, obstacles and possibilities for promoting healthier development and well-being among children around the world are considered in this volume. The many physical and psychological problems, both common and unique, that face young people are considered. Contributors examine sources of stress such as inadequate parenting, war and poverty; explore such topics as social policies, children's rights, and prevention and reduction of conduct disorders; and consider possible interventions. The suffering created by the growing division between the worlds of the wealthy and of the poverty-stricken is put into sharp perspective.
PART ONE: EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DISTRESS AND RISK Barriers to the Primary Prevention of Mental, Neurological, and Psychosocial Disorders of Children - Morton Kramer A Global Perspective Life on the Brink - Alan Durning An Epidemiological Study of Mental Disorders During Early Childhood in the Soviet Union - O V Bazhenova et al One Little Girl - George W Albee PART TWO: SOURCES OF STRESS: PARENTING, POVERTY, SEXISM, WAR Improving Children's Lives - Araba Sefa-Dedeh The Case for Primary Prevention in Ghana Prevention of Mental Illness in Children in the Third World Countries - Syed Arshad Husain A Pakistani Perspective The Impact of Women's Health and Status on Children's Health and Lives in the Developing World - Mawaheb El-Mouelhy Children Born from Unwanted Pregnancies - Zdenek Dytrych Prevention of Psychological Subdeprivation Making a Dangerous World More Tolerable for Children - Milton Schwebel Implications of Research on Reactions to the Nuclear War Threat, War, and Disaster Endangered Children in Thailand - Chok C Hiew Third World Families Affected by Socioeconomic Changes PART THREE: MULTILEVEL SYSTEMS APPROACHES TO PREVENTION Primary Prevention of Mental Disorders and Mental Health Promotion in Europe - Clemens M H Hosman Developments and Possibilities for Innovation Empowerment and Social Change - Wolfgang Stark Health Promotion Within the Healthy Cities Project of WHO - Steps Toward a Participative Prevention Program The Dutch Way of Prevention - Henk Verburg et al A Multimodal Approach to Prevention - Nomita Sonty A Review of India's Integrated Child Development Scheme Huckleberry Finn and Street Youth Everywhere - Forrest B Tyler et al An Approach to Primary Prevention PART FOUR: EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS INTERVENTIONS Two School-Based Approaches to Promoting Children's Social Competence - Victor A Battistich, Maurice J Elias and Leslie R Branden-Muller Personality Development and Academic Improvement for School Children in India - K V Kaliappan Quality of Life in Families With Mentally Retarded Children - Irena Obuchowska and Michael Obuchowski Promoting Independence and Acceptance Fostering Parental Competence in Poland - Helena Sek, Agnieszka Bleja and Aleksandra Sommerfeld PART FIVE: PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF AGGRESSION AND CONDUCT DISORDERS Television Violence - Max W Abbott A Proactive Prevention Campaign Victimization Among Schoolchildren - Dan Olweus Intervention and Prevention New Directions in Research in the Prevention of Conduct Disorder - Doreen Spilton Koretz and Joyce Barham Lazar PART SIX: REFLECTIONS ON YOUTH Saving Children Means Social Revolution - George W Albee Infecting Our Children With Hostility - Kenneth B Clark Youth as Resources - John A Calhoun A New Paradigm in Social Policy for Youth Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Michael Dorris A Parent's Perspective Mexico's Challenge - Beatriz Rivera de Tarrab, Patricia Ortega-Andeane and Jorge Manuel Velasco-Alzaga Facing a Growing Youth Population PART SEVEN: LOOKING AHEAD The Rights of the Child - Brian L Wilcox and Hedwin Naimark Progress Toward Human Dignity UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Unofficial Summary of Articles
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