Part I. Perspectives on Healthy Environments for Children -- 1. “To Such as These, the Kingdom of Heaven Belongs”: Religious Faith as a Foundation for Children’s Rights -- 2. Preventing Childhood Malaria: Strategies That Work Today and Directions for the Future -- 3. A Case Study of a Partnership in Chicago to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning -- Part II. Why Is Protecting the Human Rights of Children so Difficult? -- 4. Spare the Rod: Why Are More American Children Victims and Perpetrators of Violence Than Those of Any Other Developed Country? -- 5. Promoting a Protective Environment for Children Affected by Disaster and War -- 6. When Rights and Needs Collide -- Part III. Human Rights as a Tool for Social Change -- 7. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Instrument for Creating a Healthy Environment for the Child -- 8. The Right to a Family Environment for Children of Prisoners -- 9. A Child’s Right to an Environment that Prevents Obesity: Ethical Considerations -- 10. Anchoring and Empowering Children: A Child’s Right to Participation Within a Healthy Environment -- Part IV. Cultural and Social Impediments to a Healthy Environment for Children -- 11. Child Slavery and the Global Economy: Historical Perspectives on a Contemporary Problem -- 12. In Harm’s Way in America: The Burden of Gun Violence -- 13. The Right to a Healthy Social Environment: Protecting Children from Social Toxicity.