A Child's Right to a Healthy Environment

A Child's Right to a Healthy Environment

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Ita€™s a startling reality that more American children are victimsa€”and perpetratorsa€”of violence than those of any other developed country. Yet unlike the other nations, the United States has yet to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Compelling, readable, and interdisciplinary, A Childa€™s Right to a Healthy Environment provides an abundance of skilled observation, important findings, and keen insights to place childrena€™s well-being in the vanguard of human rights concerns, both in the United States and globally. Within this volume, authors examine the impediments to the crucial goals of justice, safety, dignity, well-being, and meaning in childrena€™s lives, factors as varied as socioeconomic stressors, alienated, disengaged parents, and corrosive moral lessons from the media. The complex role of religious institutions in promoting and, in many cases, curtailing childrena€™s rights is analyzed, as are international efforts by advocates and policymakers to address major threats to childrena€™s development, including: War and natural disasters. Environmental toxins (e.g., malaria and lead poisoning). The child obesity epidemic. Gun violence. Child slavery and trafficking. Toxic elements in contemporary culture. A Childa€™s Right to a Healthy Environment is a powerful call to action for researchers and professionals in developmental, clinical child, school, and educational psychology as well as psychiatry, pediatrics, social work, general and special education, sociology, and other fields tasked with improving childrena€™s lives.The war on the poor: A defense manual. New York: The New ... Trends in juvenile violence: A report to the USA attorney general on current and future rates of juvenile offending. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, Retrieved from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/tjvfox.pdf Friedan, B. (1963). ... Suicide and homicide: Some economic, sociological and psychological aspects of aggression.

Title:A Child's Right to a Healthy Environment
Author:James Garbarino, Garry Sigman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-09-15


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