Child wellness and social inclusion: Values for action

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Abstract

Participatory Action Research (PAR) with children and youth is at the intersection of child wellness and social inclusion. Exclusion and marginalization detract from personal and collective health. Inclusion, on the contrary, contributes to wellness. Hence, we should study inclusion and exclusion in the overall context of child wellness. This special issue offers a wealth of methodologies and lessons for fostering inclusion of young people through PAR. In an effort to synthesize my concerns with child wellness, inclusion, and the scholarly work of this special issue, this paper will (a) articulate the values underpinning the philosophy of social inclusion and child wellness, (b) suggest roles and responsibilities for putting these values into action, and (c) integrate the contributions of this special issue into the emerging framework for social inclusion and child wellness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-249
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 2010

Keywords

  • Child wellness
  • Participatory action research
  • Social inclusion
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Applied Psychology
  • Health(social science)

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