ERIC Number: ED402020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Culturally Relevant Intervention Strategies for the Psycho-social Development of Children and Youth in Poverty. Workshop Report [of] the International Society for Study of Behavioural Development (India) South Asian Workshop (Chandigarh, India, November 20-23, 1995).
Unnikrishnan, Namita, Comp.
A product of the South Asian Regional Workshop of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), this report was intended to identify problems of low-income families in South Asia and create methods to serve their needs. The report begins with an introduction to the India chapter of the ISSBD; it then provides an overview of the workshop's program, which included study of prolonged deprivation and its consequences on development, growing up under difficult circumstances, reaching out to children in poverty, and exemplars of intervention programs. The report next summarizes the background of South Asia, before moving into a detailed discussion of the workshop's presentations, which included: (1) problems of female children in poverty; (2) reaching out to street children and working children; (3) community-based initiatives to reach out to the poor; (4) interventions for children with special needs; (5) early childhood stimulation; and (6) basic education for all children. Group recommendations on these various areas are also listed. The report also presents more general workshop recommendations in the areas of advocacy, policy, research, communication, dissemination of information, and intervention. These include: (1) establishment at the national level of a Commission for Children; (2) advocacy on the rights of the child; (3) international dissemination of knowledge at the policy, research, and grassroots levels; and (4) participatory intervention strategies focused on decentralization and flexibility at all levels of planning and implementation. The report concludes with descriptions of posters presented at the workshop. Contains the workshop schedule and a list of participants. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Studies, At Risk Persons, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Developmental Psychology, Disadvantaged Environment, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Indians, Intervention, Low Income, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Poverty Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Government Home Science Coll., Chandigarh (India). Dept. of Child Development.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; India