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Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families (Strüngmann Forum Reports #15)

Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families (Strüngmann Forum Reports #15)

Current price: $45.00
Publication Date: November 21st, 2014
Publisher:
The MIT Press
ISBN:
9780262027984
Pages:
480
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Description

Experts investigate the role of child development in promoting a culture of peace, reporting on research in biology, neuroscience, genetics, and psychology.

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.

About the Author

James F. Leckman is the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics at Yale University. Catherine Painter-Brick is Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs at Yale University.

Catherine Panter-Brick is Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs at Yale University.

Rima Salah, formerly the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.