Advances in Children’s Health and Well-Being
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 17881
Interests: gender nonconforming children; digital play; effects of digital playground on child development
One of the main goals of health services in our society is to promote the health and well-being of all individuals, and especially those who are more vulnerable than others, such as children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” .
We are particularly interested in understanding how to promote children’s health and well-being by utilizing inclusive approaches, giving space to new trends in this field, in particular regarding the following topics:
- Development of gender identity in children, with emphasis on children’s gender nonconformity;
- Development of children language skills and abilities;
- Support to children with special educational needs;
- Interspecific interaction between children and pets/other animals;
- Children, digital technologies, and social media;
- Support to ethnic, religious, and social minorities, including children at risk of discrimination.
We accept empirical and theoretical (conceptual) studies to enhance the health services’ efforts to promote children’s health and well-being from inclusive and health-enhancing perspectives.
 Preamble to the Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19 June - 22 July 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of WHO, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948. The definition has not been amended since 1948.
Dr. Vincenzo Bochicchio
Dr. Selene Mezzalira
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- children’s health
- children’s well-being
- children’s gender nonconformity
- children’s language skills/abilities
- children with special educational needs
- animal-assisted interventions for children
- children at risk
- digital play in childhood
- digital media and children’s health