Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies by Dr. Asher Ben-Arieh, Prof. Ferran Casas, Prof. Ivar Frønes

By Dr. Asher Ben-Arieh, Prof. Ferran Casas, Prof. Ivar Frønes (auth.), Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frønes, Jill E. Korbin (eds.)

The healthiness of kids represents a problem no longer but totally faced and The instruction manual of kid health and wellbeing provides its readers with a radical review of the complexities and implications concerning the medical and useful pursuit of kid's overall healthiness. The instruction manual addresses the idea that of health via an in-depth research of the views and vocabularies of varied disciplines reminiscent of, philosophy, theology, psychology and sociology. It covers very important concerns in baby overall healthiness and the issues of the final politics of future health in addition to the implementation of interventional courses and measures. additionally the instruction manual offers with the tools of measuring wellbeing and fitness for a scientifically grounded realizing and likewise for policy-making. The interdisciplinary manage of the instruction manual makes it a distinct paintings that gives readers from an enormous scope of child-related disciplines and professions a profound assessment of the complexities and implications of the clinical and useful pursuit of children’s well-being.

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Children’s rights refer both to their rights here and now and to their right to develop and “become,” as illustrated by the CRC emphasis on children’s rights to realize their potentials. We may view being as a state at a given point in time and becoming as the unfolding of the life course along trajectories shaped by social structures and the agency of the actor. An emphasis on becoming – as in the modern society – may entail that the state of being is intensely in focus because of the emphasis on becoming.

By contrast with the mainstream hedonic tradition in social science relating good life to happiness and satisfaction with overall life, authors in the alternative eudaimonic tradition defend a good life as related to fulfillment, self-determination, and meaning. The health-related tradition has contributed to the knowledge of child well-being mainly with research focused on clinical populations, before and after health interventions. The social sciences-related traditions began slowly focusing on adult subjects moving on to issues of child well-being only several decades later.

Social and behavioral scientists have also long emphasized the emergence and development of social problems and only recently turned to studies promoting well-being or quality of life. A. ” In recent decades many researchers have taken up this charge and moved to focus on a new perspective, positive psychology, the psychology of positive human functioning (Seligman 2002). The contemporary history of the concept of well-being as linked to scientific research (both basic and applied) shows two completely separate trajectories, both of them starting in the twentieth century and developing independently for some decades.

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