Promoting Childrens Emotional Well-being: Messages from Research

Paperback | November 1, 2000

EditorAnn Buchanan, Barbara Hudson

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This book explores the concept of emotional well-being in children and describes the research suggesting how this can be promoted. Emotional well-being is something much greater than simply the absence of problems, and is not something that just develops at home. This book is about strategiesto ensure that children maximize their potential and increase the quality of their lives by fostering well-being as a concept inclusive of confidence, empathy, pro-social behaviour, creativity and a sense of achievement, at the same time as preventing emotional and behavioural problems. The variousinterventions described are seen in relation to the social contexts in which the children and their families operate. Leading researchers, from the fields of health, social care, education and the law, have contributed chapters. The book promises to give all those researching, working or makingpolicy in this field new insights into how to make a psychologically more healthy world for children.

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This book explores the concept of emotional well-being in children and describes the research suggesting how this can be promoted. Emotional well-being is something much greater than simply the absence of problems, and is not something that just develops at home. This book is about strategiesto ensure that children maximize their pote...

Dr Ann Buchanan Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research University of Oxford Barnett House Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2ER Tel: 10865 270325 Fax: 01865 270324 E-mail: ann.buchanan@applied-social-studies.oxford.ac.uk Mrs Barbara Hudson Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research University of Oxford Bar...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192631748

ISBN - 13:9780192631749

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Table of Contents

1. Buchanan: Present issues and concerns2. Stewart-Brown: Parenting, well-being, health and disease3. Flouri, Buchanan and Bream: In and out of behavioural problems4. Katz: Promoting our well-being - Young views5. Gardner and Ward: Parent-child interaction and children's well-being. Reducing conduct problems and promoting conscience development6. Grimshaw: Parenting programmes. The importance of partnership in research and practice7. Baillie, Sylva and Evans: Do intervention programmes for parents, aimed at improving children's literacy, really work?8. Wells: Promoting emotional well-being in schools9. Hunt: Making and implementing timely legal decisions for children - research on a court sample10. Capaldi and Eddy: Improving children's long-term well-being by preventing anti-social behaviour11. Buchanan: Messages from the research

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"It is a 'must have' for all those responsible for improving the lot of children, or those who simply care about children."Journal of Public Health Medicine