New Release Books by Paul Bukuluki

Paul Bukuluki is the author of Watching Your Health (2011), Negotiating Retributive and Restorative Justice in Conflict Transformation Efforts (2011), Psychosocial Problems Among Survivors and Suggested Interventions for Coping with Child Sacrifice in Uganda (2014) and The Economic Aspects of Human and Child Sacrifice (2014).

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Negotiating Retributive and Restorative Justice in Conflict Transformation Efforts

release date: Jan 01, 2011

Psychosocial Problems Among Survivors and Suggested Interventions for Coping with Child Sacrifice in Uganda

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Psychosocial Problems Among Survivors and Suggested Interventions for Coping with Child Sacrifice in Uganda
Abstract: Child sacrifice remains a profound challenge to human socio-cultural rights. The increasing problem manifests in several dimensions. It results to death of some children, disappearance of others, children with life-time deformations and/or irreversible disabilities, to the detriment of the child and his/her immediate and extended families. Each child and family victim faces unique and diverse traumatic experiences and peculiar challenges, so are the coping mechanisms, where coping ever occurs. This paper identifies some of the challenges contingent upon cases illustrated. Analysis of the challenges faced and possible coping is guided by a framework of theories that underpin coping with traumatic experiences. These include; the play therapy for children, cognitive-behavioural therapy, the stage specific model, narrative coping mechanisms, and support and self-help groups therapy. Hence, a reflection on how the victims, survivors and their families/caregivers actually cope in practic

The Economic Aspects of Human and Child Sacrifice

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Economic Aspects of Human and Child Sacrifice
Abstract: The understanding of child sacrifice requires the broader understanding of the history, context of and rationale for the concept of sacrifice in all its forms including human sacrifice. Historically, sacrifices were made to atone for sins or wrong-doing and to ask for blessings. The forgiveness was for or blessings included but were not limited to material wealth (particularly land, domestic animals and other tangible possessions), children, health, and prosperity. In spite of the variations in understanding sacrifice, common to all is the underlying guiding principle of the value for value. It means the higher the value of the blessings to be sought or wrongs to be atoned, the higher the value of the sacrificial item. Overtime, this principle has been expressed in varied forms including human sacrifice, in general, and child sacrifice, in particular. These practices are closely associated with dominant cultural value systems that people hold in relation to what is important in lif
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