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Children's Risk, Resilience, and Coping in Extreme Situations
Children's risk, resilience, and coping in extreme situations
JoBoyden and GillianMann
Challenges to Children's Well-Being

Adversity comes in many forms, as a result of social or political strife, individual acts of omission or commission, environmental calamities, and many other causes. Due to their youthfulness and, specifically, their lack of social power, children and adolescents are often among the most severely affected by these adverse circumstances. Poverty, armed conflict, forced migration, family problems, environmental degradation, and exploitation, all rising to unprecedented levels, have deepened concern internationally for the protection of children1 and for the promotion of their health and well-being.

With the nearly universal ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the protection of children exposed to ...

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