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Title Pathways to peace : the transformative power of children and families / edited by James F. Leckman, Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rima Salah
Published Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 453 pages)
Series Strüngmann Forum reports
Strüngmann Forum reports.
Contents The Ernst Strüngmann Forum; List of Contributors; Foreword: The Culture of Peace; Foundations for a New Approach; 1 Peace Is a Lifelong Process; 2 Framing Our Analysis; 3 Ecology of Peace; Human Biological Development; 4 Peptide Pathways to Peace; 5 Epigenetics; 6 Group Identity as an Obstacle and Catalyst of Peace; 7 Human Biological Development and Peace; Early Childhood Events and Relationships; 8 Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives; 9 The Problem of Institutionalization of Young Children and Its Consequences for Efforts to Build Peaceful Societies
10 Prosocial Development and Situational Morality11 How Do Events and Relationships in Childhood Set the Stage for Peace at Personal and Social Levels?; Challenges in Society; 12 Mental Health and Development among Children Living in Violent Conditions; 13 Structural Violence and Early Childhood Development; 14 Promoting the Capacity for Peace in Early Childhood; 15 Healthy Human Development as a Path to Peace; Program and Policy Implications; 16 Interventions; 17 Linking Peacebuilding and Child Development; 18 The Power of Media in Peacebuilding
19 Creating Effective Programs and Policies to Reduce Violence and Promote PeaceBibliography; Subject Index
Summary "Can more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace? Increasing evidence from a broad range of disciplines shows that how we raise our children affects the propensity for conflict and the potential for peace within a given community. In this book, experts from a range of disciplines examine the biological and social underpinnings of child development and the importance of strengthening families to build harmonious and equitable relations across generations. They explore the relevance to the pursuit of peace in the world, highlight directions for future research, and propose novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action. The contributors describe findings from research in biology, neuroscience, evolution, genetics, and psychology. They report empirical evidence on children living in violent conditions, resilience in youth, and successful interventions. Their contributions show that the creation of sustainable partnerships with government agencies, community leaders, policy makers, funders, and service providers is a key ingredient for success. Taken together, they suggest possible novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action"--MIT CogNet
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-443) and index
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Subject Child development -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Leckman, James F., editor
Panter-Brick, Catherine, 1959- editor
Salah, Rima, editor
ISBN 0262321181 (electronic bk)
9780262321181 (electronic bk)