ERIC Number: ED390195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
As If Children Matter: Perspectives on Children, Rights and Disability.
Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).
This collection of 16 papers attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of children in the nations of the Americas. The collection's five sections examine children's rights, perspectives of five parents from five different nations, children with disabilities in the legal system, promoting the rights of children through social policy, and strengthening communities through policy and program initiatives. A case vignette completes each section. The papers are: (1) "The Rights of Children and Economic Prosperity: Competing Claims?" (Rodrigo Carazo Odio); (2) "How To Be a Child and Not Die in the Process" (Eugenia Maria Zamora Chavarria); (3) "Fighting for Our Rights" (Humberto Jordano Quintero); (4) "Stronger Families--Stronger Society" (Roberto Leal Ocampo); (5)"Social Policy and the Support of Families" (Aminta Sprockel); (6) "Challenging the System: The Parent's Struggle" (Paulette Berthiaume); (7) "Creating a Vision: The Rights of Children in Jamaica" (Paulette Brown); (8) "Access to Justice and Children with Disabilities" (Tanis Doe); (9) "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Tool for Advocacy" (Diane Richler); (10) "The Rights of Children with Disabilities to Medical Treatment: The Canadian Scene" (Andre Blanchet); (11) "Inclusive Child Care in Canada: Advances at Risk" (Sharon Hope Irwin); (12) "Learning from Our Experiences in Education Policy: The Story of Segregated Schools in the United States" (Michael Remus); (13) "Services That Hurt and Services That Help" (Michael Mendelson); (14) "Strengthening Communities through Policy and Program Initiatives: The Latin and Caribbean Reality" (Ana Maria Damini de Frappola); (15) "Concepts of Development and Maturation: Barriers to the Rights of the Child?" (Luis Lopez Molina); and (16) "Policy As If Disability Mattered" (Melanie Panitch). Some papers contain reference notes. The following vignettes are also included: "Andrew" by Barbara Nish; "Oliver" by Colette Savard; "Rashaad" by Zuhy Sayeed; and "Ralph" by Lorraine Silliphant. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Childhood Needs, Children, Childrens Rights, Community Programs, Disabilities, Family Problems, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Legal Responsibility, North Americans, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Social Discrimination, Social Integration, Social Problems
L'Institut Roeher, Kinsmen Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roeher Inst., North York (Ontario).
Identifiers: Family Needs
Note: "This book is drawn from presentations given by participants in the Partnerships in Community Living project at the Stronger Children-Stronger Families 1994 International Year of the Family Conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child."