Child Abandonment in Malaysia: Prevention and Respone (with special reference to Baby Banks.

Hassan, Zamri (1997) Child Abandonment in Malaysia: Prevention and Respone (with special reference to Baby Banks. Masters thesis, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia..

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Abstract

Although the act of child abandonment is a relatively common occurrence, it remains an understudied social phenomenon, especially in Malaysia. Attention has been directed toward the understandingand combating of various forms of child abuse and neglect, but the problem of child abandonment was rarely discussed until several sensationalistic news report emerged to remind us that children are still left in parks, on street corners or in front of houses. The purpose of this study is to determine the nature of child abandonment associated with child abuse and neglect in Malaysia. Moreover, this study aims to stimulate interest in the prevention of child abandonment in Malaysia. In particular, it aims to provide better understanding of baby banks and their strengths and limitations as an approach to the prevention of child abandonment. Succcessful prevention programs from other countries will be discussed as well as adjustments that would need to be made in order to adapt them to Malaysian culture, norms and values.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, baby banks, prevention, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Zamri B Hj Hassan
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 04:07
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 04:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/8486

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