Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience: Confronting Global Realities and Rethinking Child Development / Edition 1

Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience: Confronting Global Realities and Rethinking Child Development / Edition 1

by James Garbarino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387756256

ISBN-13: 9780387756257

Pub. Date: 04/03/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

*Synthesizes insights from psychology and philosophy with the author's own wide-ranging experiences around the world *Fuses anecdotal observations, empirical evidence, and an ecological perspective *A must read for anyone who takes an interest in the well-being and future of the world's children Their haunting images appear on millions of television screens and in

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*Synthesizes insights from psychology and philosophy with the author's own wide-ranging experiences around the world *Fuses anecdotal observations, empirical evidence, and an ecological perspective *A must read for anyone who takes an interest in the well-being and future of the world's children Their haunting images appear on millions of television screens and in newspapers worldwide: Children huddled in refugee camps and exposed to violence in war zones. Children burdened by the emotional and physical scars of violent homes and communities. Children exploited by crass commercialism around the world and around the corner. Too many children are confronting life-threatening risks and experiencing trauma. Synthesizing insights from psychology and philosophy with his own wide-ranging, first-hand experiences around the world, Dr. James Garbarino takes readers on a personalized journey into the dark side of human experience as it is lived by children. In these highly readable pages, Dr. Garbarino intertwines a discussion of children's material and spiritual needs with a detailed examination of the clinical knowledge and experiential wisdom required to understand and meet complex developmental needs. Fusing anecdotal observations, empirical evidence, and an ecological perspective, he reveals a path to ensuring the fundamental human rights of all children: the right to safety, to equality, to economic parity, and to a meaningful life. Dr. Garbarino's challenge to his readers: If we are to succeed in making a lasting, positive change in the lives of children, we must be willing to rethink the concepts of development, trauma, and resilience. Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience is must-reading for all mental health professionals, educators, researchers, social workers, child advocates, and policymakers - in fact, for anyone who takes an interest in the well-being and future of the world's children. Written for: Developmental

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387756257
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/03/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- How Can We Think About Children Confronting the Dark Side of Human Experience?.- The Right to Feel Safe: Trauma and Recovery.- The Right to a Healthy Social Environment: Protecting Children from Social Toxicity.- The Right to Protection: Child Abuse is the Root of Much Evil.- The Right to Be Free From Hate: Protecting Voices of Compassion in Times of War and Political Violence.- The Right to Be Economically “Regular”: What it Means to Be Desperately Poor.- The Right to Equality: No Girl Left Behind.- Home and Homeland: Displaced Children and Youth.- The Right to Priority in Times of War: Would You Torture One Child to Bring World Peace?.- The Right to Heal: When Traumatized Kids Need Help to Recover.- References.- Subject Index.

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