7 May, 2015

Towards an integrated understanding of the child

Save Childhood Movement | April 2015 | 

Throughout the world there is a growing concern that children are being exposed to a range of pressures that may be damaging to their long-term health and wellbeing – and as children grow up to be adults, the wellbeing and sustainability of larger society. Questions are being asked about the need for these pressures, what they really serve and whether they are conducive to fulfilling and meaningful lives. The Save Childhood Movement was established to provide a forum for these concerns and to encourage and facilitate multi- disciplinary collaboration in the search to better understand the psychological, social and neuro-scientific foundations of human wellbeing, particularly in the period pre-birth to eight. This is the first of a series of papers published to facilitate this process.