Adults don’t know everything. This is a story of what we learned from talking to kids about asthma.
“…how do we, as a society, view children? We tend to see children as passive recipients of adult actions. We can assume if we don’t tell children things, they won’t… Read more Children are Experiencing the Pandemic Too →
Inequitable mobilities: intersections of diversity with urban infrastructure influence mobility, health and wellbeing
“The institutionalised privileging of Western paradigms in decision-making and the enduring nature of infrastructure converge to perpetuate an ‘infrastructural violence’ (Rodgers and O’Neill 2012) upon Aotearoa’s Māori peoples, inflicting harms… Read more Inequitable mobilities: intersections of diversity with urban infrastructure influence mobility, health and wellbeing →
“The problem here is that Abby’s, Chiko’s and Teuila’s experiences with TB and RF programming have been invisible to the adults who design and fund the health programmes that shaped their lives. And we see this troubling trend in public health and policy approaches to COVID-19.”
Towards a Child-Centred Public Health: Lessons from Rheumatic Fever Prevention in Aotearoa New Zealand
“Neglecting children’s perspectives has important consequences, not only for children’s wellbeing and experience, but for an intervention’s success. I argue that good child health policy should be predicated on regard for children as whole people: as social actors and participants in public life, whose experiences, understandings, interpretations and practices matter and can mediate the effectiveness of policy interventions.”
What happens to the “chronic homework” of asthma management when racism, socio-economic disadvantage, and medical systems gaps in the U.S. “disarticulate” families from professional care?
Who are the children in child health policies and programming? How have we overlooked them, and why is it critical that we start paying attention to them now? This book is about what children do: the unseen and underestimated practices of children who make lives for themselves in situations of poverty and inequality.