By Gary B. Melton (auth.), James Garbarino, Garry Sigman (eds.)
It’s a startling fact that extra American teenagers are victims—and perpetrators—of violence than these of the other built state. but not like the opposite countries, the USA has but to ratify the United international locations conference at the Rights of the kid. Compelling, readable, and interdisciplinary, A Child’s correct to a fit Environment offers an abundance of expert remark, very important findings, and prepared insights to put children’s healthiness within the forefront of human rights matters, either within the usa and globally.
Within this quantity, authors study the impediments to the the most important pursuits of justice, defense, dignity, health and wellbeing, and that means in children’s lives, elements as various as socioeconomic stressors, alienated, disengaged mom and dad, and corrosive ethical classes from the media. The complicated position of non secular associations in selling and, in lots of instances, curbing children’s rights is analyzed, as are foreign efforts by way of advocates and policymakers to handle significant threats to children’s improvement, including:
- War and usual disasters.
- Environmental pollution (e.g., malaria and lead poisoning).
- The baby weight problems epidemic.
- Gun violence.
- Child slavery and trafficking.
- Toxic components in modern culture.
A Child’s correct to a fit Environment is a strong name to motion for researchers and execs in developmental, medical baby, institution, and academic psychology in addition to psychiatry, pediatrics, social paintings, basic and certain schooling, sociology, and different fields tasked with enhancing children’s lives.
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The diversity of the religious beliefs represented in the initiative is illustrated by the project’s faculty and staff. The author himself is a member of a Unitarian Universalist fellowship. Most Unitarian Universalists today do not regard themselves as Christian, although the historic roots of the denomination are in Christianity. Drawing from multiple sources (including but by no means limited to JudeoChristian texts), the UU faith is an excellent illustration of the broad spiritual foundation of respect for human rights.
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