A Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-Being in Childhood

  • Murli Desai

Part of the Children¿s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction to a Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-Being in Childhood

  3. Primary Prevention for Psychosocial Well-Being in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-77
    2. Murli Desai
      Pages 101-115
    3. Murli Desai
      Pages 117-136
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      Pages 137-154
    5. Murli Desai
      Pages 189-209
    6. Murli Desai
      Pages 211-225
  4. Secondary and Tertiary Prevention for Psychosocial Well-Being in Childhood

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-401

About this book


Childhood is the most important stage of human development, a fact that makes children the central target group for social work intervention. In turn, most schools of human development and social work around the world have an elective course on children, with some offering a concentration in this area. Yet while there are plenty of textbooks on intervention with children that contain useful theories and skills, many focus on remedial rather than preventative strategies, and do not adopt a child rights perspective. In turn, books on child rights fail to link the latter either with theoretical background or the preventative approach. This book, aimed at faculty members and students in social work and related programs, breaks new ground by being the first to apply the child rights perspective and the preventative approach to intervention for children's psychosocial well-being. It covers crucial ground in child psychology, even providing an ecological perspective to potential developmental problems. Relevant to situations across the world, and integrating theory, practice and teaching, its three sections introduce the rights-based perspective to preventative intervention, then move on to examine primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for children’s psychosocial well-being.


Casework Child Rights Children's Psychosocial Well-being Emotional Intelligence Family Life Education Parenting Education Preventative Approach Proactive Thinking Skills Psychosocial Skills Psychosocial Well-Being Relationship Skills Secondary Terti Self-Awareness Vulnerability development

Authors and affiliations

  • Murli Desai
    • 1
  1. 1.MumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9065-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9066-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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