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Improving Children's Lives
Global Perspectives on Prevention



February 1992 | 398 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The successes, failures, obstacles and possibilities for promoting healthier development and well-being among children around the world are considered in this volume.

The many physical and psychological problems, both common and unique, that face young people are considered. Contributors examine sources of stress such as inadequate parenting, war and poverty; explore such topics as social policies, children's rights, and prevention and reduction of conduct disorders; and consider possible interventions. The suffering created by the growing division between the worlds of the wealthy and of the poverty-stricken is put into sharp perspective.

 
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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