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Young Children's Health and Wellbeing
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Young Children's Health and Wellbeing
from birth to 11



June 2022 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports those training to work with young children to explore the many factors that impact on child health and wellbeing. Health is a concept that is often taken for granted in young children. If a child is physically active, appears well and is succeeding in learning, it is assumed that all is well. The growing statistics of child mental health issues tell a different story, as do the statistics for childhood obesity and the increasing number of physical health issues in childhood. This book explores and evaluates the strategies currently used in Britain to tackle this escalating situation and asks - what more is needed? The global pandemic has created a large increase in all childhood issues – the scale of which is yet to be ascertained. Supporting healthy childhoods has always been, and always will be, a constantly evolving agenda. What supported children 10 years ago may no longer be relevant in today's society.

 
Health determinants and causes for concern
 
Public health issues and campaigns
 
Definitions and measurements of poverty
 
Child mental health issues – an escalating concern
 
Effective nutrition and children’s needs
 
The role of media in children’s worlds
 
Environmental influences
 
The impact of physical/genetic conditions
 
Conclusion

This book highlights the main external factors affecting children's health and well-being. It explores some key policy areas as well as providing good starting points for further investigation. Recent literature and case studies help provide a clear over-view of social inequalities and ACE's. A good introductory book well suited for FE students working with children and HE students who would like a starting point for understanding ongoing concerns in relation to children.

Mrs Carly Blackburn
Social and Community Practice, Bradford College
June 13, 2022

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