Young Children's Health and Well-being by Angela UnderdownYoung Children's Health and Well-being by Angela Underdown

Young Children's Health and Well-being

byAngela Underdown

Paperback | December 16, 2006

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The true wealth of a nation can be measured by the health of its youngest citizens and in the twenty-first century, children’s health and well-being is largely determined by social, environmental and economic influences.

This book explores how factors such as parent-child relationships, family networks and social support, housing, poverty and the safety of the environment impact on children’s early experiences and have consequences for their later health and well-being.

Topics include:

  • Promoting infant mental health
  • Family transitions
  • Poverty, relative poverty and health inequalities
  • Growth and nutrition
  • Young children under stress
  • Child public health
  • Young children’s involvement in health
  • Research with young children and familiesUnderpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and an ecological systems framework, this book takes difference and diversity into account to celebrate the rights of every individual child.

    Young Children’s Health and Well-Being is a comprehensive health text for students of early childhood. It is also important reading for student teachers, community practitioner nurses, social work students and others who work with young children and their families.

Angela Underdown has recently moved from the University of Sussex, Roehampton to the University of Warwick, Institute of Education, where she lectures in Child Health on various Early Years courses.
Title:Young Children's Health and Well-beingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.06 × 6.02 × 0.55 inPublished:December 16, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335219063

ISBN - 13:9780335219063

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Table of Contents

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Young children's health and well-being in context
The transition to parenthood
Foundations for emotional and social well-being
Health inequalities in early childhood
Growth and nutrition
The impact of family change on children's health and well-being
Child public health
Children under stress
Children's involvement in health
Listening to young children