The Salesians, who have been applying the Preventive System since the time of their Don Bosco, have understood it mostly as a method of education. However, when we re-read the Preventive System from the perspective of rights, we realize that it is a Child Rights friendly system. We see ingrained in it many of the Child Rights.
Therefore by using the Preventive System for working with the young, we promote the rights of children and facilitate their integral development. It is also a system that is effective in dealing with children with behavioral difficulties as Don Bosco developed it while working with children who were marginalized in various ways.
Our exposition is divided into two parts: Part I will deal with Preventive System and Child Rights and Part II will deal with the application of the Preventive System to deal with children having behavioral difficulties.
- PART I: The Preventive System and Child Rights
- Relationship Between the Preventive System and Child Rights
- Mutual Support and Enrichment
- Tasks Ahead
- PART II: The Preventive System and Children with Behavioral Difficulties
- Positive Discipline: Basic Approach for Working with Children with Ordinary Behavioral Difficulties
- Elements of Positive Discipline in Don Bosco and in the Preventive System
Reference time period: 1850 – 2012
J. Kuttianimattathil, The preventive system and child rights more than a tool for working with children with behavioral difficulties, in «Journal of Salesian Sudies» 16 (2015) 2, 209-231.
Institute of Salesian Studies