Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

A Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-being in Childhood

Authors: Desai, Murli

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About this book

Childhood is the most important stage of human development, a fact that makes children the central target group for social work intervention. In turn, most schools of human development and social work around the world have an elective course on children, with some offering a concentration in this area. Yet while there are plenty of textbooks on intervention with children that contain useful theories and skills, many focus on remedial rather than preventative strategies, and do not adopt a child rights perspective. In turn, books on child rights fail to link the latter either with theoretical background or the preventative approach. This book, aimed at faculty members and students in social work and related programs, breaks new ground by being the first to apply the child rights perspective and the preventative approach to intervention for children's psychosocial well-being. It covers crucial ground in child psychology, even providing an ecological perspective to potential developmental problems. Relevant to situations across the world, and integrating theory, practice and teaching, its three sections introduce the rights-based perspective to preventative intervention, then move on to examine primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for children’s psychosocial well-being.

About the authors

Prof. Murli Desai has a doctorate in social work from the Washington University in St. Louis, United States of America. She was a faculty member for 22 years at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, giving leadership to the fields of family studies and social work education and was invited to undertake national-level assignments in both the fields. She served as a Senior Visiting Fellow for two years at the National University of Singapore and now works as a Professor at the Seoul National University. She has authored two books, edited seven books and guest edited 11 special issues of journals. She has served as the Associate Editor of The Indian Journal of Social Work and the Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. She was an elected Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Schools of Social Work for two terms.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Theories of Child Development and Vulnerability in Childhood

    Desai, Murli

    Pages 3-28

  • The Child Rights Perspective

    Desai, Murli

    Pages 29-46

  • A Conceptual Framework for Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-Being in Childhood

    Desai, Murli

    Pages 47-69

  • Methodology of Psycho-educational Group Work

    Desai, Murli

    Pages 79-99

  • Enrichment of Self-Awareness

    Desai, Murli

    Pages 101-115

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Softcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3325-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-being in Childhood
Authors
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9066-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9066-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9065-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3325-1
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 404
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