Policies and Social Safety

Policies and Social Safety

The main goal of this theme is to understand the different Central American and Caribbean socioeconomic, educational, child protection and judicial policies created since the release of the CRC (1989) and the United Nations World Report on Violence against Children — Latin American Report (2006).

It will also explore how Canadian systems of protection have met the needs of the respective diaspora communities. We will do a metasynthesis of the policies using theory-driven inclusion synthesis, subgroup analyses synthesis, and sensitivity analysis synthesis (Smith-Osborne, 2009).

A literature review of both legal and institutional texts will identify commonalities and differences within and across regions. Critical discourse analysis, using a discourse-historical approach, will determine the “discursive strategies,” “linguistic means,” and the “specific-context of the linguistic realizations” as they relate to child and youth rights (Reisigl & Wodak, 2009, p. 93).