Child Welfare and Development: A Japanese Case Study by Sachiko Bamba

By Sachiko Bamba

Bamba and Haight supply an in-depth knowing of the standard stories and views of maltreated young ones and their alternative caregivers and academics in Japan. Their leading edge study software combines ideas from developmental psychology, ethnography, and motion learn. even though baby advocates from world wide percentage convinced pursuits and demanding situations, there's big cultural version in how baby maltreatment is known, its origins, influence on young ones and households, in addition to societal responses deemed acceptable. The authors step open air of the Western cultural context to demonstrate artistic ecologically- and developmentally-based techniques for helping the psychosocial wellbeing and fitness of maltreated young children in kingdom care, offer an alternate yet complementary version to the frequent large-scale survey thoughts for carrying out foreign learn in baby welfare, and supply a source for educators to augment the foreign content material of human improvement, schooling, social paintings, and baby welfare classes.

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Many contemporary Japanese people, however, experience their daily interpersonal relationships as superficial and weak. When Japanese people do not have others who show empathy and sympathetic understanding to them, they may fail to re-ascertain their self through interaction with others and achieve self-acceptance and a sense of peace and security€– experiences necessary to Ibasho creation (Sumida, 2003). Japanese professionals who work with children view Ibasho as necessary to children’s well-being.

According to an unpublished research report by Zenkoku Jidou Yougo Shisetsu Kyougikai (2006), 50 percent of youth who got jobs just after graduation from junior high school in 2005 quit them within one year. Japanese Contexts and Concepts 23 To address the needs of children in institutions, Jidou Yougo Shisetsu provide a variety of on-site professional support services for them and their families. Since 2004, family social workers have been assigned to child care institutions. They work with families as case managers to facilitate children’s early reunification throughout the course of children’s involvement in institutional care: before, during, at discharge, and after care (MHLW, 2003, cited in Shibano, 2004).

For adults, Ibasho creation is supported at work when colleagues value one another’s work contribution (Hujitake, 2000; Shibano, 2002); at home when they have close family relationships (Kubota, 2000) and are satisfied with their own as well as each other’s roles as husband, wife, parent, and so on (Maeno, 2000; Zanma, 2000); and in the community when they have mutually supportive relationships with friends (Matsuda, 2005). , Honma, 2006; Kubota, 2000; Sumida, 2003; Tominaga and Kitayama, 2003).

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