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ERIC Number: ED437188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 213
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-919747-48-5
Our Promise to Children.
Guy, Kathleen A., Ed.
This book is the result of a nationwide collaborative effort in Canada to draft national goals on healthy child and youth development. Following a brief introduction, the book is divided into three main sections. Section one examines how children develop in the following four chapters: (1) "The Mind Matters: A Child's Developing Brain"; (2) "No Time To Waste: Early Experiences Are Key"; (3) "Bouncing Back: Children's Resilience"; and (4) "More Reasons To Invest in Children: Child Development and a Changing World." Section two examines what makes a difference to children's development in the following five chapters: (5) "What All Children Need: Four Determinants of Optimal Child Development"; (6) "Childhood Should Be Protected: The First Determinant of Optimal Child Development"; (7) "Relationships are Key: The Second Determinant of Optimal Child Development"; (8) "Opportunity and Hope: The Third Determinant of Optimal Child Development"; and (9) "Community Is Us: The Fourth Determinant of Optimal Child Development." Section three examines how society can make a difference in the following two chapters: (10) "Communities in Action"; and (11) "Finding Solutions and Taking Action." The book's six appendices highlight new research, assessment, relevant Canadian organizations, health goals, criteria for research, and contributors. (SD)
Canadian Institute of Child Health, 885 Meadowlands Drive, Suite 512, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2C 3N2. Tel: 613-224-4144; Fax: 613-224-4145; e-mail:; Web site: .
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Canadian Inst. for Advanced Research, Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Inst. of Child Health, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada