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Rethinking children’s public health : the development of an assets model

Whiting, L., Kendall, Sally, Wills, W. (2013) Rethinking children’s public health : the development of an assets model. Critical Public Health, 23 (2). pp. 146-159. ISSN 0958-1596. E-ISSN 1469-3682. (doi:10.1080/09581596.2013.777694) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:55265)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2013.777694

Abstract

It has been suggested that asset-based strategies could provide an opportunity to rethink the approach to public health; however, this may not be a viable option unless there is clear recognition of specific individual assets. Although there has been some consideration of assets within a child health context, this is limited and previous studies have not sought to identify assets from the perspective of the child. This paper reports on a study that drew on an ethnographic approach, using a photo-elicitation method, to facilitate the mapping of children’s internal and external assets from the viewpoint of children themselves. Two primary schools in the South-East of England were used to recruit 20 year five children (aged 9–11 years of age). The participants, 10 boys and 10 girls, were given disposable cameras and asked to take photographs of the activities that they enjoyed. The children’s photographs were used as prompts during individual semi-structured interviews. A constant comparative analysis facilitated the mapping of the children’s assets as the children described them; this process revealed one overall stabilising asset (‘My Family’) as well as eight internal and three external assets. All of the assets are presented within an original model, ‘I’m good’: the children’s asset wheel [CAW], which was developed from the findings. It is suggested that the CAW could complement previous asset-based work to facilitate the rethinking of approaches to the enhancement of children’s public health.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09581596.2013.777694
Uncontrolled keywords: assets, asset mapping, children’s public health
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 09:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55265 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kendall, Sally: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2507-0350
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