Child in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

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Nicolette Roman, PhD (Editor) – SA Research Chair: The Development of Human Capabilities and Social Cohesion through the Family, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Eugene Lee Davids, PhD (Editor) – Senior Scientist, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa; Honorary Lecturer, Adolescent Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Research Manager, Independent Institute of Education’s Varsity College, Cape Town, South Africa
Inge Karla Sonn (Editor) – Occupational Therapist and Early Childhood Development Researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status

BISAC: POL053000, SOC047000

When we focus on children and adolescents younger than 18 years, we have an opportunity to intervene through policy and practice aimed at improving the quality of life and opportunities to thrive. Through evidence-informed decisions and interventions we have the opportunity to shift a generation of children and adolescents, and transform a society. Children living on the African continent tend to live within diverse, and often challenging environments. These community and familial environments in which children and adolescents come from, are also the context and environments which fosters growth and development. This book, Child in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges, presents studies of children living on the African continent, covering various developmental stages which include children in their early years of life, middle childhood and adolescence – all living in different environments on the African continent. Using mixed methods approaches and backed by rigorous methods the book covers topics such as child and adolescent mental health, parenting, children and disability, parenting in adversity, the impact of dental caries on early childhood development, adolescent identity in post-apartheid South Africa, hookah pipe use and relational aspects to families, young fathers, and intervening in adolescent health risk behaviour. The book presents interesting debates and discussions focused on the child in Africa, aimed to inform both policy and practice.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Exploring Parents’/Caregivers’ Perceptions of The Barriers and Challenges to Mental Health Care Access and Treatment for The Well-Being of Children in Africa: A Literature Review.
(Edna G. Rich, PhD, Abigail Willemse – Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of Western Cape, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 2. Children with Disabilities in Africa: Identifying Some of the Challenges Experienced in Accessing Education and Being Included in Their Communities.
(Emma Louise McKinney, PhD – Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports Science and Development, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 3. Communication Across the Developmental Span in Parent-Child Relationships from A Human Capability Approach: A Study of Rural South Africa.
(Lisa R. Petersen, Abulele Hashe, Tessa J. Goldschmidt and Nicolette V. Roman, PhD –  SA Research Chair: The Development of Human Capabilities and Social Cohesion through the Family, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 4. The Fundamentals to Understanding the Intergenerational Parent-Child Relationship and Parenting Competencies.
(Anja Human-Hendricks, Catherina Schenck, PhD and Nicolette Roman, PhD – SA Research Chair: The Development of Human Capabilities and Social Cohesion through the Family, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Immiserating Effects of an Inappropriate Policy: A Case Study of Early Childhood Development Policy in Philippi, South Africa.
(Amiena Bayat, PhD and Siphe Madyibi – Institute of Social Development, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 6. Actualising Commitments for Early Childhood Development in South Africa’s Metropolitan Municipalities.
(Thabo Khaile, Allan Roman, Fundiswa Khaile – School of Government, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 7. The Effect of the Circle of Security Parenting Program on Both Parent and Child, Within a South African Context.
(Jenny Rose, PhD, Nicolette V. Roman, PhD and Kelvin Mwaba, PhD – Psychology Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 8. Early Childhood Caries
(Nadia Mohamed, PhD and Jo M. Barnes, PhD – Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 9. Exploring Adolescent Identity Development in Post-Apartheid South African Society: A Literature Review
(Charlene A. Petersen, PhD – Student Counselling Department, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)

Chapter 10. Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Youth Development Programmes To Address Health Risk Behaviour Among Grade 8 To Grade 10 Learners in Selected Schools In Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa
(Hamilton G. Pharaoh, PhD – Physiotherapy Department, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)

Chapter 11. Child Delinquency in Africa: The Case of Adolescent Delinquents in Slums in Morocco.
(Mohamed Kadiri, PhD – Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Sociology, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco)

Chapter 12. Being A Father at a Young Age: An Exploration of Challenges Faced by Young Fathers Living in Kigali City, Rwanda.
(Innocent Iyakaremye, PhD, Patrick Ufashingabo and Liberata Mukamana, PhD – Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, et al.)

Chapter 13. Unpacking Socio-Ecological Factors Constraining Mental Health of African Adolescents.
(Damilola F. Adebayo and Oluyinka Ojedokun, PhD – Department of Pure & Applied Psychology, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, et al.)

Chapter 14. Family Matters: The Role of Family in Adolescent Hookah Pipe Use and Satisfaction of Basic Psychological Needs.
(Zainab Kader, PhD, Rik Crutzen, PhD and Nicolette V. Roman, PhD – SA Research Chair: The Development of Human Capabilities and Social Cohesion through the Family, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 15. Mental Health in the Media: Stigma, Inclusivity, and the Impact on Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
(Eugene Lee Davids, PhD, Nomthandazo Sithole and Melissa Hovestadt – Independent Institute of Education’s Varsity College, South Africa, et al.)

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