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Book Chapter: Social Support for Marginalized Children

TitleSocial Support for Marginalized Children
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Citation
Social Support for Marginalized Children. In Chen, SY (Ed.), Social Support and Health: Theory, Research, and Practice with Diverse Populations, p. 123-136. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2013 How to Cite?
AbstractThis chapter documents the impacts of various social support policies and programs designed to mitigate the adverse effects of social exclusion on marginalized children and their families. It selects more noteworthy examples around the globe to illustrate effective strategies that these support programs employ. In turn, positive child outcomes, including the decline of antisocial behavior, improved self-esteem and enhanced mental and psychological health are identified. This chapter classified such programs into three levels: national-level, community-level, and individual-level of social support. From the literature gathered, it seems that any attempt in providing effective social support for children must take into account several important factors. Firstly, effective strategies should be formulated in response to the actual needs of children. This requires a thorough understanding of the socioeconomic circumstances in which these children are faced with. Secondly, differences in cultural values should not be overlooked, but instead should inform workers to strategically “frame” their programs so that they resonate with the children’s own background. Thirdly, it appears that the effectiveness of social support programs for children can be enhanced when programs involve their families as well. Child outcomes were found to have improved when mothers are empowered through education, thereby enabling them to be better role models and provide their children with a healthier home environment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206875
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Series/Report no.Social issues, justice and status series
Health care in transition series

 

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dc.contributor.authorChui, CHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T11:08:00Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-02T11:08:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Support for Marginalized Children. In Chen, SY (Ed.), Social Support and Health: Theory, Research, and Practice with Diverse Populations, p. 123-136. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781626186484en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206875-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter documents the impacts of various social support policies and programs designed to mitigate the adverse effects of social exclusion on marginalized children and their families. It selects more noteworthy examples around the globe to illustrate effective strategies that these support programs employ. In turn, positive child outcomes, including the decline of antisocial behavior, improved self-esteem and enhanced mental and psychological health are identified. This chapter classified such programs into three levels: national-level, community-level, and individual-level of social support. From the literature gathered, it seems that any attempt in providing effective social support for children must take into account several important factors. Firstly, effective strategies should be formulated in response to the actual needs of children. This requires a thorough understanding of the socioeconomic circumstances in which these children are faced with. Secondly, differences in cultural values should not be overlooked, but instead should inform workers to strategically “frame” their programs so that they resonate with the children’s own background. Thirdly, it appears that the effectiveness of social support programs for children can be enhanced when programs involve their families as well. Child outcomes were found to have improved when mothers are empowered through education, thereby enabling them to be better role models and provide their children with a healthier home environment.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNova Science Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Support and Health: Theory, Research, and Practice with Diverse Populationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial issues, justice and status series-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth care in transition series-
dc.titleSocial Support for Marginalized Childrenen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailChui, CH: chkchui@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.hkuros241539en_US
dc.identifier.spage123en_US
dc.identifier.epage136en_US
dc.publisher.placeHauppauge, New Yorken_US

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