2 Million Children

Success for All

Author: Robert E. Slavin,Nancy A. Madden,Bette Chambers,Barbara Haxby

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294666

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Based on a program that has benefited over 2 million children, this updated edition outlines steps for school reform and achievement through prevention, intervention, and assessment to promote reading.

Ontogenesis of Man

From Conception to Adulthood and to His Final Destination

Author: Nabil Louis Attallah

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466993170

Category: Education

Page: 286

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This book describes the mysterious story and the sequence of events involved in growth and development of man, which start to take place early during conception when one single egg is fertilized by one single sperm to form the embryo, who continues to grow and mature inside the uterus of its mother for ten lunar months. After birth, through a series of complex, fascinating changes acting in concert together during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, the child is modeling his or her characteristics and progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy, changing his or her shape and body proportions from those of the baby to those of adults to become a man or a woman. With the onset of puberty, shortly before the end of the growth period, dramatic changes occur to the growing child involving physiological, mental, and sexual changes triggered by maturation of the sex glands and the endocrine system. These events are important to the child, his parents, and the community. There is marked acceleration of growth known as the adolescence growth spurt, appearance of second sexual characters, and onset of menarche in girls. At puberty, sex dimorphism is made clear, like wider shoulders in males and larger hips in females. Different stages of puberty occur at different ages in different children, depending whether the child is early or late maturer, and the sequence in which they occur varies from one child to another. Some pass through the whole sequence of changes quite quickly while others take much longer to do so, but all are normal variations among healthy children. The problems of early and late maturation and chronological and physiological ages among children and its social impact are discussed. This period is the most crucial period of life, physical maturation is reached, internal conflicts flare up, adolescents feel a desire to abandon childhood security and become independent long before they are able to handle the complexities of life. Many factors are involved before and after birth. Man is considered the product of the interaction between his genetic makeup and the environment in which he is born and lives. Secular trend toward increase in size and early maturation from generation to generation was discussed as well as the effects of modern technology and how it changed the way children live nowadays. Applicability of growth data in fields other than community child health like ergonomics, garment industry, and athletics was demonstrated. Brief description of the common growth disorders was given. After adulthood comes elderhood. Signs of aging start to appear. End of independency and second childishness bring man to his final destination, which mark the end of a process of growth, which, since middle life, has been fighting a losing battle with the forces of degeneration. This is one that every living organism in our planet has experienced.

Global Trafficking in Women and Children

Author: Obi N.I. Ebbe,Dilip K. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420059465

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 2094

War, poverty, and famine; political, social, and economic change; and the deep seated views and rituals rooted in a culture’s history and traditions all contribute to the widespread and growing trafficking of women and children. The multilayered complexity, myriad contributing factors, enormous amount of money involved, and sheer magnitude of the problem render it impossible to solve with the fractured and isolated measures of individual organizations and countries. Only complete cooperation and collaboration at all levels can establish the most proactive and self-sustaining approach to reduce this global crime. Gathering knowledge and experience from more than 40 countries, Global Trafficking in Women and Children clearly demonstrates the scale and spread of the problem, providing a powerful analysis of the circumstances that contribute to the abuse and victimization of women and children as well as the international policies and strategies used to combat this crime. Divided into two parts, the book begins with an introduction to the definition, nature, and scope of human trafficking. It discusses several social theories as well as evident environmental influences. It also examines measures to control and prevent human trafficking from stricter laws and monetary aid, to global community and law enforcement collaboration. Part 2 consists of case studies, drawing examples from a range of countries involved in every stage in the process, and highlighting the unique characteristics of human trafficking in each. Chapters include the prevalence of child pornography in Japan, child abduction in China, bonded child labor in India, and child soldiering in Congo (Zaire) and other African countries. The final chapters discuss law enforcement in the US and UK, community policing in Australia, and the cooperative national plan in place in Croatia.

Child Labour and the Law

Author: C. K. Shukla,S. Ali

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176256780

Category: Child labor

Page: 256

View: 6107

Considering The Problem In Its Totality, An Effort Has Been Made To Cover The Diverse Aspects Of The Subject. All The Articles Are Judiciously Selected From Authoritative Sources. This Joint Venture Has Been Taken As An Academic Exercise To Provide An Overall View An Issues And Problems Related To Child Labour At Macro, Meso And Micro Level, Including The Valuable Contributions From Social Scientists, Planners And Administrators To Present A More Comprehensive View On The Subject. Students, Teachers, Researchers, Administrators, Policy Planners And Professionals From Different Streams Of Disciplines Would Find This Book Informative And Useful.

Child Labour

Burning Questions : Inaugural Lecture

Author: Georges Kristoffel Lieten

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9052601852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 37

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Explores the issues surrounding child labor worldwide and offers solutions and a plea for more research to be done.

The New Handbook of Children's Rights

Comparative Policy and Practice

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134576919

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4676

The new edition of this well established handbook provides up-to-date information on a topic of increasing importance across a range of disciplines and practices. It covers: * the debate concerning children's rights and developments in rights provision over the last twenty years * the impact of recent British legislation on children's rights in key areas such as education, social and welfare services and criminal justice * the key provisions of the UN Convention and Human Rights Act * recent policy proposals and initiatives in the British setting intended to establish and promote rights for children and young people * the rights claims of particular groups of children, for example children who are carers or children who are disabled * children's claims for particular rights such as the right to space, to sex education and citizenship * the ways in which the voices of children and young people are or might be articulated more clearly in policy debates and other arenas * issues and developments in Europe, Scandinavia and China. The New Handbook of Children's Rights offers a comprehensive and radical appraisal of the field which will be invaluable to students and professionals alike.

Environmental Health and Child Survival

Epidemiology, Economics, Experiences

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821372371

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 2965

Each year, millions of children in developing countries fall sick and die from diseases caused by polluted air, contaminated water and soil, and poor hygiene behavior. Repeated infectious also contribute to malnutrition in children, and subsequently impacts future learning and productivity. This book analyzes the linkages between malnutrition and environmental health, and assesses the burden of disease on young children, and its economic costs.

Children's World

Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991

Author: Catriona Kelly

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300112269

Category: History

Page: 714

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A pioneering history of the experiences of children during Russia's most disrupted century

Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Author: Tom Lissauer,Graham Clayden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437092

Category: Medical

Page: 552

View: 4560

Winner of the 2012 British Medical Association book awards' first prize in the paediatrics category! This is the fourth edition of a highly popular 'must have textbook for paediatrics for medical students'. The previous edition has been translated into eight languages and also won British Medical Association and Royal Society of Medicine prizes for the best paediatrics textbook. Case studies throughout Online access through StudentConsult Concise, synoptic, clinically-focused Highly accessible colour-coded layout Comprehensive and authoritative New section on child protection New section on global paediatrics Over fifty new images Thoroughly revised and updated throughout

Der Donauraum

Author: N.A

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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United Nations Decade For Human Rights Education

Author: D.Bhaskara Rao

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171418879

Category: Human rights

Page: 328

View: 1832

Contents: Human Rights Education Decade: UN General Assembly Resolution, United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education: Commission on Human Rights Resolution, International Plan of Action for the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education 1995-2004, Guidelines for National Plans of Action for Human Rights Education, Human Rights Questions: Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Summary of National Initiatives Undertaken within the Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), The International Bill of Human Rights, Human Rights: A United Nations Priority.

There Is a Cure for Diabetes

The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program

Author: Gabriel Cousens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436918

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 446

View: 7108

"Presents a breakthrough approach that reverses diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being by resetting the genetic expression of a person's DNA through green juice fasting and a 100% organic, nutrient-dense, vegan, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high-mineral diet of living foods in the first 21 days"--Provided by publisher.

Pediatric Critical Care E-Book

Author: Bradley P. Fuhrman,Jerry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081703

Category: Medical

Page: 1776

View: 8954

Provide the latest in superior quality care for critically ill children with the full-color, updated 4th Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care. In print, and now online, Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help you manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference 1,000+ illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. This definitive title will ensure that you consistently deliver the very best intensive care to your pediatric patients. Focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities with the text’s clear, logical, organ-system approach. Keep all members of the pediatric ICU team up to date with coverage of topics particularly relevant to their responsibilities. Keep current with the latest developments in palliative care, mass casualty/epidemic disease, acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation, neurocritical care, neuroimaging, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and much more. Quickly find the information you need with sections newly reorganized for easier access. Gain the perspectives of six expert associate editors on all the new developments in the field. Understand complex concepts quickly and conclusively with a brand new full-color format and more than 1,000 illustrations. Search the full text, download the image library, and access online board review questions targeting every relevant topic, all at www.expertconsult.com.

Social Injustice and Public Health

Author: Barry Levy,Victor Sidel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199759863

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Two past presidents of the American Public Health Association have edited this book, on the ways in which social injustice causes and contributes to public health problems. Their previous books, War and Public Health and errorism and Public Health, both dealt with specific issues of social injustice as they relate to public health. The current book addresses a broader set of issues in a more comprehensive manner. This book defines social injustice as the denial or violation of economic, sociocultural, political, civil, or human rights of specific populations or groups in society. These groups are socially defined in terms of racial or ethnic status, language, country of origin, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation or other perceived group characterisitics. Social injustice manifests in many ways ranging from various forms of overt discrimination to the wide gaps between the "haves" and the "have-nots" within a country or between richer and poorer countries. It increases the prevalence of risk factors and hazardous exposures, which in turn lead to higher rates of disease, injury, disability, and premature death. Public health professionals as well as students need to have a clear understanding of social injustice in order to address these problems, but few books address such a wide range of issues. This book will enable readers to understand social injustice and will prepare them to recognize, document, investigate, and prevent social injustice and its effects on health. This book is organized so that health professionals, students in the health professions, and others will find it of practical value in public health and medical care, research, education, policy development, and advocacy.

Chronic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Author: Mark L. Goldstein,Stephen J. Morewitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441997647

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 4672

There has been a significant increase in the prevalence of certain chronic disorders among children and adolescents. For example, health experts warn of an epidemic of diabetes mellitus due to an increase in the sedentary life style and poor nutrition of children. There are many questions still to be addressed in the study of chronic disorders among children and adolescents.What are the risk factors associated with chronic diseases in these populations?What are the major complications that contribute to disability and increased health care utilization and costs? What impact do chronic diseases have on the psychosocial development? What are the most effective diagnostic, treatment,and rehabilitation strategies? How can patient education and self-management activities be improved to help children and adolescents improve compliance with treatment regimens? How can parents and other family members become more involved in assessment and management? In what ways can peers, schools,religious institutions, and other organizations help children and adolescent scope with their chronic disease? This book addresses these questions by focusing on how eight chronic disorders affect health care utilization, costs, coping, and health outcomes in children and adolescents.Research studies are used to illustrate wide range of topics from the epidemiology of chronic diseases in children and adolescents, health care utilization and costs, to treatment outcomes, disability, and family processes.Case studies from a clinical psychologist’s private practice are used to clarify major psychosocial issues underlying chronic diseases in these populations. Chapter One analyzes the epidemiology of eight chronic conditions in children and adolescents. Data on the prevalence of diseases and associated risk factors are stressed in this chapter. Health care planners can use these analyses to improve primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention through more effective uses of health care resources. Chapter Two examines the latest information on health care utilization and costs for children and adolescents that can point to a more efficient means of reducing the rising health care costs associated with the treatment of chronic diseases. In the remaining chapters, the eight chronic diseases are evaluated in terms of five major issues. First, the latest trends in complications associated with each chronic condition are explored.Second, the impact of each disease on disability and psychosocial development of children and adolescents are analyzed. Third, recent research findings on diagnosis,treatment, and rehabilitation strategies are discussed. Fourth, new trends in patient education and self-management are presented. Fifth, each chapter will assess the role of family, peers, schools, and other organizations in helping children and adolescents cope with their chronic disorders. Dr. Mark L. Goldstein, a clinical psychologist, reviews the literature and uses composite case studies from his practice to illustrate the impact of these trends on how children and adolescents manage chronic disease. The information in this book will be relevant to a wide range of professionals and students in the fields of pediatrics, medicine, nursing, public health, mental health, social work,education, health administration, health policy, and social sciences.