Latest blog articles by Jan CM Willems

  • Child maltreatment blog by Jan Willems

    Early childhood and structural prevention of child maltreatment

    20 November 2018
    The subject of rights status of children is still an international legal stipulation without substantive national implementation. Statistics on violence against children remain incredibly high all over the world, including in high-income states. There exists not only a huge gap between theory and reality, however, but also between theory and opportunity, according to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University .
  • Huamn rights for children

    Give refugee children the Big Five

    15 September 2015
    We are getting better and better at knowing how to help traumatized children. And how we can prevent childhood trauma. That knowledge is of great importance for refugee children, and not only for them. It would prove very helpful to all children if the gap between what we know and what we do in relation to treatment and prevention were narrowed. First of all, we all need to be familiar with the Big Five of developmental emotional needs of children. And subsequently, we need to be prepared to substantially invest in it. Not only for humanitarian reasons but also...
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