ABSTRACT

Child welfare and child rights literature generally discuss a list of problems of children without any attempt to see linkages among the problems and between the problems and the macro-factors aff ecting them. This results in children being labeled and fragmentation of services that address only the symptoms. Children and their problems do not exist in isolation; there are linkages among problems faced by children and in the context of family and community. Such contextualization would help prioritize services that can prevent problems.