This volume presents the unique features of child abuse and neglect and discusses proposed as well as experimented protective measures to create awareness about child rights and their implementation. Divided into four sections, the volume discusses (a) the nature and prevalence of child abuse and neglect, risk factors and impact; (b) issues pertaining to child rights with regard to nutrition, health and education; (c) rights of children with disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and in circumstances like disaster and adoption; and (d) field-based experiences of researchers in protecting child rights and preventing child abuse. The most important contribution of this volume is in providing an analysis of the current legal scenario of child protection, emphasizing the rights of different sections of vulnerable children. Professionals and academics specializing in this area from different academic backgrounds and regions have contributed chapters to this volume, creating a global and multidisciplinary forum for discussion. This volume is important for a wide range of professionals and researchers from the social sciences, law, medicine, and behavioral sciences. It is also beneficial for policy makers and law enforcement agencies working with children.
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Sibnath Deb is currently professor at the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University (A Central University), Puducherry, India and Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia has 26 years of teaching and research experience. Currently he is coordinator of UGC SAP project. In 1994, Prof. Deb did an intensive course on ‘Qualitative Research’ from the University of Western Australia, Australia. During April 2009 to Aug. 2009, Prof. Deb visited the School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia as Visiting Faculty. Prof. Deb has produced ten Ph. D.’s and successfully coordinated more than 50 large-scale qualitative and quantitative studies in addition to publishing more than 100 research papers, writing eight books and editing four. Prof. Deb is in the editorial board of the ‘Journal of Interpersonal Violence’, published by the University of Washington, USA and consulting editor of a number of journals. During 2004-’08, he served the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) as Councilor Member. In 2009, Prof. Deb received ‘Endeavour Executive Award’ from the Australian Government. His current areas of research interest include child protection, students’ mental health, adolescent reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Child Safety, Welfare and Well-being: Need of the Hour.- Section I: Nature and Extent of Child Abuse and Neglect.- Chapter 2. Fifty Years of Child Abuse: Milestones, Misconceptions, and Moving on.- Chapter 3. Cyber bullying: Its Prevention and Intervention Strategies.- Chapter 4. Child Abuse and Neglect in India: Risk Factors and Protective Measures.- Chapter 5. Protection of Children’s Rights: The Problem of Corporal Punishment.- Chapter 6. Child Sexual Abuse in a Trusted Relationship: Trauma or Confusion?.- Chapter 7. Conflict in Kashmir: Psychosocial Consequences on Children.- Chapter 8. The Law and Practices of Ritual Concerning Male Circumcision: Time for Review.- Section II: Child Rights and Its Practice.- Chapter 9. Child's Right to Health, Education, and Freedom from Hunger.- Chapter 10. Adoption: Right to Information Vs Right to Confidentiality.- Chapter 11. Dropouts to Learners: The Challenge of the Right to Education Act 2009.- Section III: Rights of Vulnerable Children.- Chapter 12. Child Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS.- Chapter 13. Adoption: A Source of Maltreatment and Violation of Child Rights.- Chapter 14. Child Labour and Its Impact.- Chapter 15. Rights of Children with Disability.- Chapter 16. Prevention of Abandonment of Children with Special Needs through Community-based Programs and Intervention.- Chapter 17. Psycho-social Support for Protection of Children in Disasters.- Chapter 18. Education for Vulnerable Children: Innovative Experiments in Urban India.- Section IV: Protective Measures.- Chapter 19. Protecting Children: Building Effective Systems.- Chapter 20. Child Protection in Child Custody Cases:Issues and Concerns.- Chapter 21. The Potential of Different Forms of Mandatory Reporting Laws to Identify Severe Child Abuse: Ethics and Emerging Economies.- Chapter 22. The Power of the Butterflies ― Hearing the Children’s Story: A Case-based Discussion.- Chapter 23. Child Sexual Abuse in Brazil: Awareness, Legal Aspects and Examples of Prevention Strategies.- Chapter 24. Child Protection: Many Milestones on an Estranged Path.- Chapter 25. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Child Protection from Sexual Abuse in India: The Law.- Chapter 26. Child Protection: The Grassroots Issues and Challenges.