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Main description:

Children are one of the most important phase of human development and the most important target group for social work intervention. Most of the schools of human development and social work round the world have an elective course on children and some offer a concentration in this area. There are plenty of textbooks on intervention with children published by Western authors, focusing on useful theories and skills but mainly at the remedial level. They neither use the preventative approach nor the child rights perspective, which has been found useful in the developing nations. The books on child rights are generally published by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other international organisations working in the field of children such as Save the Children. These books focus on the useful child rights perspective but they neither integrate theories nor use the preventative approach. The proposed book A Rights-based Preventative Approach for Children’s Psychosocial Well-Being: will be the first to apply the child rights perspective and the preventative approach to intervention for children's psychosocial well-being. It is an integration of theories with practice and teaching relevant in different parts of the world.

The book is divided into the following three parts:
Part 1: Introduction to a Rights-based Preventative Approach for Children’s Psychosocial Well-Being.- Part 2: Primary Prevention for Children's Psychosocial Well-Being.- Part 3: Secondary and Tertiary Prevention for Children's Psychosocial Well-Being


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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.


Contents:

Part 1: Introduction to a Rights-based Preventative Approach for Children’s Psychosocial Well-Being
1. Theories of Child Development and Vulnerability in Childhood
2. The Child Rights Perspective
3. Conceptual Framework for Rights-based Preventative Approach for Children’s Psychosocial Well-Being
Part 2: Primary Prevention for Children's Psychosocial Well-Being
Part 3: Secondary and Tertiary Prevention for Children's Psychosocial Well-Being
4. Methodology of Psycho-Educational Group Work
5. Enrichment of Self-Awareness
6. Enrichment of Proactive Thinking Skills
7. Enrichment of Emotional Intelligence
8. Enrichment of Interpersonal Relationship Skills
9. Enrichment of Interpersonal Communication Skills
10. Family Life Education
11. Parenting Education
Part 3: Secondary and Tertiary Prevention for Children's Psychosocial Well-Being
12. Process of Casework with Children and their Families
13. Techniques of Casework with Children and their Families
14. Children at Risk and Secondary Prevention
15. Children in Emergency Situations and Secondary Prevention
16. Systems for Tertiary Prevention
17. Child Abuse and Tertiary Prevention
18. Commercial Exploitation of Children and Tertiary Prevention
19. Children in Conflict with Law and Tertiary Prevention


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9789400733251
Publisher: Springer (Springer Netherlands)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 404
Weight: 652g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Public Health

MEET THE AUTHOR

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.

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