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Children and Peace

From Research to Action

  • Focuses on a myriad of issues pertinent to children and peace and approaches to making their world safer, fairer and more sustainable

  • Features a multitude of views and approaches from peace psychology scholars and United Nations researchers and practitioners

  • Examines both traditional and contemporary themes in social and peace psychology

  • Contextualizes each issue in time, place, and within a social ecological framework for reflection and discussion

  • Offers hope, solutions, and best strategies for research and activism through its focus on youth empowerment and peacebuilding programs for children and families

Part of the book series: Peace Psychology Book Series (PPBS)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Addressing the Well-Being of Refugee and Migrant Children

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Engaging Men to Support the Resilience of Syrian Refugee Children and Youth in Lebanon

      • Angela Veale, Alaa Hijazi, Zenia Osman, Shelbi Macken
      Pages 25-42
    3. Civic Participation and Other Interventions That Promote Children’s Tolerance of Migrants

      • Davide Mazzoni, Elvira Cicognani, Iana Tzankova, Antonella Guarino, Cinzia Albanesi, Bruna Zani
      Pages 89-102
    4. Empowerment of Intergroup Harmony and Equity

      • Sara Bigazzi, Sára Serdült, Ildikó Bokrétás
      Pages 119-137
  3. Children Growing Up in Violent Geopolitical Contexts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Beyond Risk Factors: Structural Drivers of Violence Affecting Children

      • M. Catherine Maternowska, Deborah Fry, Alina Potts, Tabitha Casey
      Pages 141-156
    3. Youth Identity, Peace and Conflict: Insights from Conflict and Diverse Settings

      • Shelley McKeown, Duygu Cavdar, Laura K. Taylor
      Pages 189-202
    4. Children’s Conceptualizations of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding in the Context of Armed Conflict

      • Wilson López López, Andrea Correa-Chica, Myriam Carmenza Sierra-Puentes, Juan Gabriel Castañeda Polanco, Gabriela Fernández Miranda, María del Rosario Duran Jaramillo et al.
      Pages 203-215
  4. Promoting Peace and Well-Being in Children

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217

About this book

This open access book brings together discourse on children and peace from the 15th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, covering issues pertinent to children and peace and approaches to making their world safer, fairer and more sustainable.  The book is divided into nine sections that examine traditional themes (social construction and deconstruction of diversity, intergenerational transitions and memories of war, and multiculturalism), as well as contemporary issues such as Europe’s “migration crisis”, radicalization and violent extremism, and violence in families, schools and communities. Chapters contextualize each issue within specific social ecological frameworks in order to reflect on the multiplicity of influences that affect different outcomes and to discuss how the findings can be applied in different contexts. The volume also provides solutions and hope through its focus on youth empowerment and peacebuilding programs for children and families. This forward-thinking volume offers a multitude of views, approaches, and strategies for research and activism drawn from peace psychology scholars and United Nations researchers and practitioners.

This book's multi-layered emphasis on context, structural determinants of peace and conflict, and use of research for action towards social cohesion for children and youth has not been brought together in other peace psychology literature to the same extent. Children and Peace: From Research to Action will be a useful resource for peace psychology academics and students, as well as social and developmental psychology academics and students, peace and development practitioners and activists, policy makers who need to make decisions about the matters covered in the book, child rights advocates and members of multilateral organizations such as the UN.

Keywords

  • Peace psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Child-oriented policies and programs
  • Youth-oriented policies and programs
  • UNICEF
  • Social diversity and identity
  • Memory
  • youth resilience
  • Multiculturalism
  • Effects of migration on youth
  • Effects of violence on youth
  • Radicalization of youth
  • Youth empowerment and resilience
  • Peacebuilding
  • Human rights
  • Activism and integration of refugees
  • effects of climate change on adolescents
  • Evidence-based solutions for conflict
  • Civic engagement
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, Florence, Italy

    Nikola Balvin

  • Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Delaware, USA

    Daniel J. Christie

About the editors

Nikola Balvin, PsyD, is a peace psychologist who works in international development. She has held several research and evaluation roles with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) since 2010. Currently she is the Research & Evaluation Specialist at the UNICEF Country Office in India, where she manages a large portfolio of studies spanning a range of sectors/disciplines. Prior to joining the India office, she was the Knowledge Management Specialist at UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti from 2013-2018, ad prior to that she worked as a Research Officer on UNICEF’s flagship publication 'The State of the World's Children' at the New York headquarters. Before joining UNICEF, Nikola held a number of research positions in peace and conflict centres in Australia, including the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS) at the University of Queensland and the International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Melbourne. In 2011, she edited – with Di Bretherton – her first volume in the Peace psychology Series, titled ‘Peace Psychology in Australia’.


Daniel J. Christie is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Ohio State University. His scholarship and activism focuses on peace psychology with emphasis on initiatives and social movements that create a more just and humane world.  He is the Editor and founder of the Peace Psychology Book Series and Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology.  


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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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