A Charge Against Society: The Child's Right to Protection

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Readers Digest, 1997 - Self-Help - 278 pages
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The third volume in the Children in Charge series examines changing attitudes towards children and measures currently in operation to protect them. The contributors analyse how the child's safety and well-being can be protected, while respecting their right to be involved and to have their opinions taken into account, and examine the causes within society for social malfunction in relation to children. They approach these questions with such diverse themes as working with street children in Brazil, the work of the Refugee Council with unaccompanied child refugees, research on domestic violence and parental access, the issue of child labour in Mexico, child abuse and the rights to information about their condition of the child with cancer.
 

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Contents

The International Resilience Project
19
Child Soldiers
51
Childrens Labour in Mexico
64
A Safe Haven
77
Marginality and Extermination in Brazil
88
Teenage Sexuality WorldWide
98
An Entitlement at Risk?
107
Domestic Violence and Child Contact Arrangements
135
Violence and Young Minds
171
The North Devon Project on Drugs
187
Teaching Hieroglyphs with Authority
195
Truancy
217
The Truth of SingleParent Families
233
in a Paediatric Oncology Unit
238
A Fundamental Prerequisite
246
The Contributors
262

Working With Children Who Have Been Abused
149
The Role of the Mother After Disclosure
160

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About the author (1997)

The editor, Mary John, is a developmental psychologist, holding a Chair in Education at the University of Exeter. She has worked in the field of disability rehabilitation and independent living and has researched with minority rights groups.

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