A Wicked Problem: Early Childhood Safety in the Dynamic, Interactive Environment of Home
AbstractYoung children being injured at home is a perennial problem. When parents of young children and family workers discussed what influenced parents’ perceptions and responses to child injury risk at home, both “upstream” and “downstream” causal factors were identified. Among the former, complex and interactive facets of society and contemporary living emerged as potentially critical features. The “wicked problems” model arose from the need to find resolutions for complex problems in multidimensional environments and it proved a useful analogy for child injury. Designing dynamic strategies to provide resolutions to childhood injury, may address our over-dependence on ‘tame solutions’ that only deal with physical cause-and-effect relationships and which cannot address the complex interactive contexts in which young children are often injured. View Full-Text
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Simpson, J.; Fougere, G.; McGee, R. A Wicked Problem: Early Childhood Safety in the Dynamic, Interactive Environment of Home. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 1647-1664.
Simpson J, Fougere G, McGee R. A Wicked Problem: Early Childhood Safety in the Dynamic, Interactive Environment of Home. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(5):1647-1664.Chicago/Turabian Style
Simpson, Jean; Fougere, Geoff; McGee, Rob. 2013. "A Wicked Problem: Early Childhood Safety in the Dynamic, Interactive Environment of Home." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 5: 1647-1664.