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Published Oct. 24, 2012 11:02 AM

David Howe's new book examines what empathy is, why we have it and how it develops. He explores the important part empathy plays in child development and therapeutic work as well as its significance for how society organises itself. 

This cross-disciplinary text is suitable for students, trainees and practitioners in the fields of Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as students of Social Work, Psychology, Childhood Studies, Nursing, Youth Work and Teaching.

Published Oct. 23, 2012 12:41 PM


The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.  The mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.  The project publishes two journals and policy briefs each year, and provides various short summaries of our work. Topics range widely – from income policy to family issues to education and health – with children’s policy as the unifying element. The senior editorial team is diverse, representing two institutions and multiple disciplines. 

Published Oct. 23, 2012 11:47 AM


The book is about 93 young New Zealanders who grew up during the economic and social reforms of the 1980s and 1990s (often referred to as Rogernomics). Participants were interviewed in their final year of high school and again 12–18 months later. The book’s focus is the identity work of these young people. The book connects the stories of young people with the wider social and economic story of NZ during the last three decades. Young people’s own voices are woven together with theoretical analysis to show how participants worked and re-worked the possibilities, opportunities and constraints of their times.

Published Oct. 16, 2012 12:52 PM

Young Citizens: Experiences Of Participation In Latin America (Jovenes Ciudadanos: Experiencias De Participacion En America Latina) is a new book in Spanish edited by Graciela Tonon and Santiago Aragón, UNI-COM Faculty of Social Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina.

The book is organized in seven chapters written by authors that are members of different Childwatch International key institutions of Latin America's network.

Published Oct. 10, 2012 11:23 AM

This volume focuses on the various aspects of teacher education which need to be addressed in order for the wider Millennium Goals to be achieved, but more importantly, so that each African child living within sub-Saharan Africa will have the right to a quality education. 

Of particular interest to the education researcher and policy maker, this volume’s contributors look at the various issues and challenges around the teacher profession, particularly in relation to resources and practices within sub-Saharan Africa. The contributors examine the issue of building research capacity for educational research within teacher education Colleges and explore the concept of education for sustainable development with the view to improving the development of quality teacher education within the global South. 

Published Sep. 25, 2012 1:23 PM

How can sociology inform our understanding of young people's experiences? Introducing core theories by drawing on a range of cultural resources - from pioneering research to genre-defining films - this book demonstrates how a sociological imagination can enhance informal educational and social welfare approaches to work with young people.

Published Sep. 5, 2012 2:33 PM

This book brings together for the first time a wide range of leading scholars from three disciplinary perspectives (children’s rights, psychosocial studies and transitional justice). It aims at enhancing a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the rehabilitation, reintegration and reconciliation processes of children and adolescents affected by armed conflict.

Published Aug. 20, 2012 3:24 PM

In this newly published book, 24 Young Lives children give us a unique insight into how their lives are changing as they are growing up. You can read the stories of 24 of them in the new book, Changing Lives in a Changing World and in a special section of the website .

The book is published by Young Lives: An International Study of Poverty.

Author: Nikki van der Gaag with Kirrily Pells and Caroline Knowles

Published July 25, 2012 12:49 PM

Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood By Mike Stein, explores the journey from care to adulthood through the main challenges these young people face: in being in settled accommodation, in fulfilling their potential in education, employment or training, and in achieving and maintaining good health and a positive sense of wellbeing.

Published June 20, 2012 3:57 PM

UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World’, was launched  28 February, in Mexico City. One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. Yet disparities within cities reveal that many lack access to schools, health care and sanitation, despite living alongside these services. This story is part of a series highlighting the needs of these children.

Published June 4, 2012 11:49 AM

A new report by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)  on Intercountry Adoption was launched at the Fifth International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) on 29 May 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the IPC was Intercountry Adoptions: Alternatives and Controversies. The Addis Ababa Communiqué on Intercountry Adoption was hereby launched.

Published May 10, 2012 1:21 PM

The EECERJ, the Journal of EECERA, is one of the most prestigious early childhood journals in the world. It is one of only four early years journals indexed by the Institute for Scientific Information. The ISI is highly selective of the journals in the citation databases and indices it maintains. EECERJ is located in the Social Sciences Citation Index.

Published May 2, 2012 11:14 AM

This brand new inter-disciplinary journal, published in association with The Association for the Study of Play focuses on all facets of play and offers an international forum for mono- and multi-disciplinary papers and scholarly debate on all aspects of play theory, policy and practice.

Published Apr. 30, 2012 9:13 AM

Critical times, critical issues in Ireland

The broad array of chapters addresses the changing and complex landscape of policy, practice and law. It discusses the politics of child rights, the impact of child abuse within the Catholic church, diverse approaches to service delivery and professional practice, the media and representations of child protection practice, and the relationship between research evidence and practice.

Published Apr. 27, 2012 10:58 AM

This collection places childrens issues at the centre of understandings of human development. Using Amartya Sens 'Capability Approach', the contributors to this book draw on new tools and theoretical perspectives to understand the role of children in human development.

Published Mar. 22, 2012 9:07 AM

Since the introduction of the Child Support Grant (CSG) in 1998, the majority of the benefi ciaries are now women. The grant reaches 10.7 million children which makes up approximately 55 percent of the total number of children in South Africa. The CSG is internationally recognised to be an innovative intervention to reduce poverty and promote child well-being.

Published Mar. 1, 2012 1:47 PM

Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern. This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty.

Published Feb. 29, 2012 9:51 AM

Research Watch, a Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare initiative, tracks the major child welfare journals on a monthly basis. The Research Watch collaborative working group selects salient studies and summarizes them in short monthly e-newsletters distributed at no cost to subscribers.

Published Feb. 14, 2012 11:14 AM

Children and Youth Services Review is an interdisciplinary forum for critical scholarship regarding service programs for children and youth. The journal will publish full-length articles, current research and policy notes, and book reviews.