In the Best Interests of Children & Youth
International Perspectives

Edited By Hans Grietens, et al.
Studia Paedagogica, No. 42
December 2005
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058674894
268 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼” x 9 ½”
$72.50 Paper Original

Contents include:
1. Serving the best interests of children and youth in a globalizing and diverse world: some introductory thoughts
2. The dynamics of positive parenting: Psychological, social and cultural contexts
3. Japanese American and South American immigrant mothers’ perceptions of their own and their spouses parenting styles
4. Risk factors of child neglect and physical abuse
5. Creating “prosthetic environments” for vulnerable children: Emergent cross-national challenges for traditional child and family services practice and research
6. An American training program for parent-child communication assisted by an interactive and evaluative CD-ROM adapted for French-speaking countries
7. The dynamics of screening and setting indications for treatment in an integrated system of child and youth care
8. Selected aspects of education and contact with birth family amongst young people aged 13-14 years in long term foster care in Ireland
9. User participation and child protection. A structural framework for collaboration in core groups
10. Respect for diversity in early childhood education
11. Networking in youth care. Towards a common engagement
12. In the best interest of the child. Jewish and civic perspectives
13. Child maltreatment. Learning from tragedy. Lessons from child deaths


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