Addressing child well-being from varying perspectives, this handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the field. Readers from a wide scope of disciplines will learn the complexities and implications involved in the scientific pursuit of a child's well-being.
Opening Section: Multifaceted Concept of Child Well-Being.- Section I: Multiple perspectives on children’s well-being.- History of Children's Well-Being.- Culture, Context, and Child Well-Being.- Children, Gender, and Issues of Well-Being.- Childhood and Intergenerationality: Toward an Intergenerational Perspective on Child Well-Being.- Section II: Multiple approaches to child Well Being.- Child Well-Being: a Philosophical Perspective.- Child Well-Being: Children's Rights Perspective.- Neuroscience and Child Well-Being.- Educational Science and Child Well-Being.- Geographies of Children's Well-Being: in, of, and for Place.- Child Healthcare and Child Well-Being: From the Past to the Future.- Public Health Aspects of Child Well-Being.- Well-Being of Children: A Criminologic Perspective.- Economics of Child Well-Being.- Social Work and Child Well-Being.- Children's Well-Being and Politics.- Mediated Well-Being from the Perspective of Media and Communication Studies.- Child Well-Being: Anthropological Perspectives.- Social Psychology and Child Well-being.- Psychology of Child Well-Being.- Section III: Theoretical Approaches to Child Well-being.- Understanding the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents Through Homeostatic Theory.- Sociology: Societal Structure, Development of Childhood, and the Well-Being of Children.- Children's Well-Being and Interpretive Reproduction.-Capability Approach as a Framework for Research on Children's Well-Being.- Section IV: children’s activities and well-being.-Schooling and Children's Subjective Well-Being.- Children's Work.- After-School Activities and Leisure Education.- Play and Well-Being in Children's Life.- Sport, Children, and Well-Being.- Artistic Activity and Child Well-Being in Early Schooling: Revisiting the Narratives.- Civic Engagement and Child and Adolescent Well-Being.- State of the Field: Youth Community Service in the USA.- Time Use, Inequality, and Child Well-Being.- Section V: Arts, creativity and child Well-Being.- Images of Child Well-Being in the Arts.- Role of Art and Creativity in Child Culture and Socialization.- Imagination, Play, and the Role of Performing Arts in the Well-Being of Children.- Section VI: Spirituality and religion.- Relation of Spiritual Development to Youth Health and Well-Being: Evidence from a Global Study.- Religion and Child Well-Being.- Religion, Spirituality, and Child Well-Being.- Islamic Education and Youth Well-being in Muslim Countries, with a Specific Reference to Algeria.- Section VII: An ecological perspective on children’s well-being.- Family and Child Well-Being.- Effects of School on the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents.- Community and Place-Based Understanding of Child Well-Being.- Children's Social Networks and Well-Being.- Ecological Perspective on Child Well-Being.- Section VIII: economy/ material well-being.- Poverty and Social Exclusion.- Well-Being and Children in a Consumer Society.- Children's Material Living Standards in Rich Countries.- Child costs.- Child Labor and Children's Economic Contributions.- Childhood and Inequalities: Generational Distributive Justice and Disparities.- Economics of Child Well-Being: Measuring Effects of Child.- Welfare Interventions.- Section IX: life course and child well-being.- Infancy and Well-Being.- Early Childhood: Dimensions and Contexts of Development and Well-Being.- Developmental Assets and the Promotion of Well-Being in Middle Childhood.- Child Well-Being and the Life Course.-Adolescence and Well-Being.- Monitoring the Health and Well-Being of Developing Children in Changing Contexts: A Framework for Action.- Transition to Adulthood.- Section X: interpersonal relations.- Allomothers and Child Well-Being.- Sibling Relationships and Children's Social Well-Being.- The Role of Peers in Children's Lives and Their Contribution to Child Well-Being: Theory and Research.- Children's Social and Emotional Relationships and Well-Being: From the Perspective of the Child.- Children as Caregivers.- Why Are Relationships Important to Children's Well-Being?.- Section XI : media and communication and child Well-Being.- Analysis of Children's Television.- Characters and Media Policies.- News Media and Child Well-Being.- Conflict, Media, and Child Well-Being.- Advertising and Child Well-Being.- Media Literacy and Well-Being of Young People.- Internet and Child Well-Being.- Children's Well-Being and Communication.- Section XII: Well-being and the family.- Conciliating Parents' Labor and Family Life.- Parenting Styles and Child Well-being. Does Family Matter? The Well-Being of Children Growing Up in Institutions, Foster Care and Adoption.- Family-Related Factors Influencing Child Well-Being.- Section XIII Health and child well-being.- Health and Child Well-Being.- Infant Rearing in the Context of Contemporary Neuroscience.- Illness and Child Well-Being.- HIV and AIDS and Its Impact on Child Well-Being
Cultural Roots of Well-Being and Resilience in Child Mental Health.- Body Image and Child Well-Being.- Section XIV Well-being and children’s rights.- United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Child Well-Being.- Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Its Effect on Child Well-Being.- Child Participation, Constituent of Community Well-Being.- Children's Perspectives on Nurturance and Self-Determination Rights: Implications for Development and Well-Being.- "Because It's the Right (or Wrong) Thing to Do": When Children's Well-Being Is the Wrong Outcome.- Section XV: Risk and vulnerability.- Complex Roots and Branches of Antisocial Behavior.- Plight of Victims of School Bullying: The Opposite of Well-Being.- Crime Victimization and Child Well-Being.- Children at Risk: The Case of Latin American Street Youth.- Maltreated Children
Section XVI: Methods, Measures and Indicators.- Objective or Subjective Well-Being?.- Methodologies Used in the Construction of Composite Child Well-Being Indices.- Researching Children: Research on, with, and by Children.- Mapping Domains and Indicators of Children's Well-Being.- Indices of Child Well-Being and Developmental Contexts.- Positive and Protective Factors in Adolescent Well-Being.- Different Sources of Information.- Mixed Methods in Research on Child Well-Being.- Ethics of Researching Children's Well-Being.- Section XVII: Interventions and policies that promote child Well-Being.- Overview: Social Policies and Child Well-Being.- Children in State Care
Child Protection and Child Well-Being.- Key Elements and Strategies of Effective Early Childhood Education Programs: Lessons from the Field.- Advancing Child and Adolescent Well-Being Through Positive Youth Development and Prevention Programs.- Data-Based Child Advocacy.- Section XVIII: Global Issues in child Well-Being.- Reflections on the Well-Being of Child Soldiers.- Migration and Child Well-Being.- Well-Being of Asylum-Seeking and Refugee Children.- Child Well-Being and Ethnic Diversity in Affluent Societies.- Globalization and Children's Welfare.- International Comparisons of Child Well-Being.