Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Paperback | September 15, 2010

bySusan C. Mapp

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Across the world, children are the most vulnerable population. The threats to them may vary, but wherever one looks, children are endangered and exploited. Susan Mapp examines threats to child well-being globally, investigating violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child incountries both in the Global North and the Global South. Some problems are well known, such as child trafficking and child soldiers, while others are less well known, including unethical adoption practices and fistulas. No other book approaches this vital topic in such a comprehensive yet tightly structured way, using an established, agreed-upon set of principles to show how things stand now, what remains to be accomplished, and examples of how these problems might be resolved. NGOs and government branches mustcollaborate increasingly with their counterparts from other countries if they are to allow children to achieve their adult potential. This text promises to inform the reader about these issues and offer paths forward to a better future.

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Across the world, children are the most vulnerable population. The threats to them may vary, but wherever one looks, children are endangered and exploited. Susan Mapp examines threats to child well-being globally, investigating violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child incountries both in the Global North and the Global S...

Susan C. Mapp, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Elizabethtown College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.1 × 9.02 × 0.51 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195339711

ISBN - 13:9780195339710

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Convention on the Rights of the Child2. Child Labor3. Child Trafficking4. Child Soldiers5. Children Affected by War and Conflict6. Child Maltreatment and Adoption7. Educational Issues8. Issues Particularly Affecting the Female ChildConclusion: A World Fit for ChildrenAppendixIndex