Category Archives: 2009

uMAP! An educational resource on how to conduct participatory community mapping with children and youth to create social and environmental change

This online resource is a clearinghouse of information on how to conduct community mapping with and for children and youth growing up in urban areas to promote social action and neighborhood change. The site outlines strategies for child and youth mapping projects, provides key examples of mapping projects, and organizes a comprehensive database of … Continue Reading ››

Charting Change in the Participatory Settings of Childhood

In this chapter Hart argues that the emphasis on children's decision making with adults and consultation with adults in formal settings is a much too narrow view of children's social participation for citizenship. Instead, a new vision of children's social participation in the settings of their daily lives, from peer and family interactions and decision-making … Continue Reading ››

Environments of Poverty and What They Mean for Child Protection

This paper explores the three-way relationship between poverty, the physical surroundings and children’s exposure to maltreatment, focusing primarily on the low income countries of the global South and discussing the implications for practice. The links between poverty and maltreatment have been widely acknowledged within the academic literature and in the child protection frameworks of agencies and organizations. Yet even so, this relationship is often … Continue Reading ››

Children in the context of climate change: A large and vulnerable population

It is generally acknowledged that low-income countries and poor communities worldwide are most seriously at risk from the probable impacts of climate change. This is not because climate change will necessarily be more extreme in these places (although this will often be the case 1), but because people, their enterprises … Continue Reading ››