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Supporting Children, Blaming Parents: Frontline providers’ perception of childhood’s adversity and parenthood in Indonesia
This article explores the construction of childhood and parenthood in rural communities in Indonesia based on a series of focus group discussions with service providers, community decision makers, and para professionals. The interviews sought to examine providers’ definition of successful children and perception of factors that could undermine a child’s success. A review of Indonesia’s educational and child protection policy framework shows there are many parenting programs, but authors argue that without structural changes, these programs will be ineffective.