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Improving Children's Lives
Global Perspectives on Prevention



January 1992 | 398 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This is not a book that will tell the reader how to treat tuberculosis or diarrhea in the Third World. It is not a book the nurse will use to assign nursing diagnosis to her client's problems. It is a book for those who hunger for new ways of thinking about children and health care systems. It is a book for those who see or need to see the people of the world as interconnected. It is a book for people who want fuel for their own ideas about promoting psychological and physical health of children." --Journal of Pediatric Nursing "The contributors in the volume are distinguished, often leaders in their fields. They come from many countries, including the former Soviet Union, western and eastern Europe, Egypt, India, Ghana, Mexico, and from international organizations such as UNICEF and Worldwatch. They represent different disciplines, including education, the social sciences, public health, and the humanities. . . . The reader who is interested in certain places, as I was, will be rewarded." --Lewis Aptekar, review in World Psychology An international team of scholars, practitioners, educators, and policymakers from multiple and diverse nations analyzes the successes, failures, obstacles, and possibilities for promoting healthier development and well-being among children. They examine the myriad problems encountered by today's youth and offer compelling discussions on a variety of issues, both common and unique. They present numerous prevention and intervention proposals for promoting healthier environments for children worldwide. The topics covered include sources of stress in children's lives, the growing division between the world of the wealthy and the world of the poverty-stricken, multilevel systems approaches to prevention, educational systems intervention, prevention and reduction of aggression and conduct disorders, social policies for youth, and the rights of children. Improving Children's Lives is a vital resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, social workers, educators, and policymakers interested in making an impact on the lives of children everywhere.

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

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