Psychosocial Well-being of Children and Adolescents in Latin America: Evidence-based Interventions.
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Sarriera, Jorge Castellá. Bedin, Lívia Maria.
xviii, 339 p.
Springer International Publishing AG
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This book discusses child well-being based on information from children and adolescents in Latin America. It explores theoretical and empirical issues related to well-being and associated aspects. Part 1 focuses on aspects related to children’s well-being and includes chapters that discuss a multidimensional approach to well-being, spirituality and religiosity related to the well-being of children and adolescents, subjective well-being of children in residential care, the use of software to improve child maltreatment detection and assessment, neighborhood and housing as explanatory scales of children’s quality of life, a sociodemographic profile of children’s well-being in Chile, cultural meanings that mediate life satisfaction in Chilean children and adolescents, the influences of school and neighborhood on the well–being of Chilean children, and the experience of being an adolescent father. Part 2 of the text includes chapters that describe interventions impacting children psychosocial well-being. Specific chapters discuss the implementation and evaluation of an intervention program regarding adolescents’ well-being, promoting child well-being through community and nature connections, rights and material resources as indicators of child well-being, time planning, leisure, and technology as tools to promote child well-being, the use of an intervention developed with pre-adolescents in order to promote well-being through the qualification of interpersonal relationships with the use of emotional learning, and the use of an intervention focusing on self-concept to promote subjective well-being. Numerous references.
Latin America; Chile; children; adolescents; well being; therapeutic intervention; therapeutic effectiveness; religion; child abuse; risk assessment; environmental influences; resilience; risk factors; self concept; evidence based practice