ERIC Number: EJ941961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Well-being: Does "Having a Say" Matter?
Graham, Anne; Fitzgerald, Robyn
Children & Society, v25 n6 p447-457 Nov 2011
This article argues the importance of ensuring initiatives aimed at improving children's social and emotional well-being are based on sound participatory principles. The discussion posits links between the recognition of children, dialogic approaches to participation, changing conceptualisations of children and childhood, and children's well-being. It explores these links in light of one particular initiative, Seasons for Growth (Graham, 1996, 2002, "Seasons for Growth; Loss and Grief Education Program. MacKillop Foundation"), an education programme built around emerging evidence that giving children a voice assists them to adapt to family change. The paper concludes with insights into what is involved when we locate notions of "having a say" as a key element in promoting children's well-being.
Descriptors: Children, Family Life, Well Being, Grief, Family Relationship, Program Descriptions, Childhood Attitudes
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