Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice
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The Rights of Unaccompanied Minors

Perspectives and Case Studies on Migrant Children

Editors: Leitão, Sofia, Vissing, Yvonne (Eds.)

  • Brings together perspectives from child rights policy chairs across the world on a global issue
  • Discusses all the milestone documents which defend migrant children rights
  • Provides both clinical and policy frameworks to understand and address the issue  
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This volume explores the various challenges faced by ​migrant unaccompanied children, using a clinical sociological approach and a global perspective. It applies a human rights and comparative framework to examine ​the reception of unaccompanied children ​in European, North American, South American, Asian and African countries. Some of the important issues the volume discusses are: access of displaced unaccompanied children to justice across borders and juridical contexts; voluntary guardianship for unaccompanied children; the diverse but complementary needs of unaccompanied children in care, which if left unaddressed can have serious implications on their social integration in the host societies; and the detention of migrant children as analyzed against the most recent European and international human rights law standards. This is a one-of-a-kind volume bringing together perspectives from child rights policy chairs across the world on a global issue. The contributions reflect the authors’ diverse cultural contexts and academic and professional backgrounds, and hence, this volume synthesizes theory with practice through rich firsthand experiences, along with theoretical discussions. It is addressed not only to academics and professionals working on and with migrant children, but also to a wider, discerning public interested in a better understanding of the rights of unaccompanied children.


About the authors

Sofia Leitão, PhD, is the Director of the Research & Development Division, responsible for coordinating the activities of the R&D team of the United Nations' “Hope For Children” Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Policy Center, Nicosia, Cyprus. Her responsibilities include writing and coordinating grant applications ; management, development and implementation of projects, including those funded by the EU; collaborating with the Director General and the Director of the Humanitarian Division in different areas such as strategic planning, staff performance and implementation of programmes. She's been collaborating with the "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center since 2012.

Yvonne Vissing, PhD, is a sociologist, founding director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies and tenured full Professor of Healthcare Studies at Salem State University, Massachusetts, USA. She has worked in the area of child and youth advocacy for her entire career. She is the author of 7 books and many chapters, professional journal articles and other publications. She has worked as a teacher, researcher, consultant, therapist, award-willing film maker, mediator, guardian-ad-litem, and helps organizations to decrease child abuse and improve child well-being. She is a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Whiting Foundation Fellow, was appointed by the Governor to be on the New Hampshire Juvenile Parole Board, is on the board of the National Coalition for the Homeless, works with different child rights groups in the United States, teaches free classes for the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and works with both domestic and international groups. 


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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rights of Unaccompanied Minors
Book Subtitle
Perspectives and Case Studies on Migrant Children
Editors
  • Sofia Leitão
  • Yvonne Vissing
Series Title
Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75594-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75594-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75593-5
Series ISSN
1566-7847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 345
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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