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Mapp, S. C. (2011). Global Child Welfare and Well-Being.

Mapp, S. C. (2011). Global Child Welfare and Well-Being. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. $37.96 (paper).

Across the world, children are one of the most vulnerable populations facing various threats of endangerment and exploitation. Susan Mapp examines threats to child well-being globally, investigating violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in countries both in the Global North and the Global South. Some problems are well-known, such as child trafficking and child soldiers, whereas others are less so, such as unethical adoption practices and fistulas. The book approaches its vital topic in a comprehensive yet tightly structured way, using an established, agreed-on set of principles to show how things stand now, what remains to be accomplished, and examples of how these problems might be resolved. It admonishes nongovernmental organizations and government branches to collaborate with their counterparts from other countries to help children to achieve their adult potential. This text informs readers about these issues and offers paths forward to a better future.
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Title Annotation:Family/Child Welfare
Publication:Journal of Social Work Education
Date:Mar 22, 2011
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