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Title: Childrearing and child mental health: a study of non-slum families in Mumbai city
Researcher: Shenava, Lata
Guide(s): Jaswal, Surinder K P
Keywords: Social work
Mental health
Upload Date: 17-Apr-2014
University: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Completed Date: March, 2011
Abstract: I THE RESEARCH PROBLEM Children s emotional security has been considered a critical goal in the endeavour for societal well-being. Families, through the childrearing function, were expected to provide the base of protection and support that nurtured children s mental health. Most mental health difficulties have been linked to emotional issues. It was seen that several factors in the child s care-giving environment were associated with poor developmental outcomes. Seen from the standpoint of mental health, urban children were in crisis. This was indicated by both the incidence and newlineprevalence of mental health issues that affected the normal functioning majorities of the population. Mental health problems that affected children ranged from social problems like fragmented families, child abuse, violence, substance abuse to emotional problems of reduced affiliation and connectedness, insecurity and instability. While the goal of childrearing has essentially remained the same, i.e. to enable children to become competent, caring adults, it is seen that contemporary urban caregivers universally experienced pressures and challenges not faced by previous generations. This does not mean that parenting was any easier in the earlier generations but indicated the presence of added stressors within current childrearing contexts, chiefly modernisation, affluence, dual-career families, reduced support systems, materialistic lifestyles and powerful media influences. These factors led to the increased vulnerability of the family unit creating immense difficulty in providing for a stable and secure care-giving environment for fostering the emotional development of the child.
Pagination: 313p.
Appears in Departments:School of Social Work

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