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Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach
Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by children in many different regions of the world is violence. The form of violence against children varies widely and is hugely disparate. In this free course, Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach, the focus is on three different environments where children experience violence.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- discuss the ways in which children are the victims of violence and the multiple effects that violence has on children, encompassing not only physical pain and injury but also psychological damage
- examine the various roles that children play in relation to violence, as victims, perpetrators, witnesses, colluders and peacemakers
- analyse the relationship between children as victims of violence and as perpetrators of violence
- analyse the role of children in armed conflicts and discuss why children are not only victims in war
- examine the ways in which children and their communities have attempted to end violence in their lives.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Overview
- 2 Violence in the home
- 3 Violence between peers
- 4 Violence within armed conflicts
- 4 Violence within armed conflicts
- 4.1 The effects of armed conflict on children
- 4.2 Violence within communities
- 4.3 Children and the armed forces
- 4.4 Why shouldn't children fight?
- 4.5 Strategies for reintegrating child soldiers
- 5 Conclusion
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