Disaster-affected children are among the most vulnerable populations and face a wide range of threats to their health and well-being. One of the most significant threats to children is separation from their family, a problem which occurs in most humanitarian contexts. Because separation can have lasting adverse consequences for children’s health and well-being, child protection actors frequently develop programs to respond to the needs of separated children. However, rigorous methods to measure prevalence and characteristics of separation are scarce and rarely deployed in humanitarian settings. Existing measurement and programmatic approaches focus primarily on responding to to the needs of already separated children and give little attention to prevention of separation at the population level, the context, and the root causes of separation. Analyzing innovative measurement methodologies with a public health lens, this dissertation presents a systematic, conceptual and practical case for a comprehensive approach to the measurement of and programming for separation of children in humanitarian settings. It argues that efforts to support vulnerable children must ultimately be as holistic as are the causes of their vulnerability.
|Commitee:||Ager, Alastair, Stark, Lindsay, Ressler, Everett|
|Department:||Population and Family Health|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-B 81/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Child protection, Children, Emergency, Humanitarian, Population-level, UASC|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be