The book covers all the core aspects of child and adolescent mental health, starting with the background to emotional and behavioural problems and looking at models and tools for assessment and treatment before examining specific problems encountered in children, young people, and their families from different cultural backgrounds. Key features clear theoretical framework for each topic integrated disciplinary approach case studies information about other resources available to professionals and families, including new government initiatives New for the second edition updated and revised with the latest references and theories sections on the influence of genetics on behaviour, working with children with learning difficulties, evidence-based paediatric and psychological developments multiple choice questions for revision and testing new quick-reference format This is an essential text for all professionals working with children, young people, and their families, including student and practitioner psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, and social care specialists.
Author: David L. Kaye
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2002
Ideal for the general practitioner, this practical guide to pediatric mental health explains the various systems involved in children's mental health (i.e. schools, social services, the legal and mental health systems) and addresses common mental health problems seen frequently in practice. Included are chapters on learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, aggression, substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and a host of other difficulties. Each chapter is written by a general pediatrician and a child psychiatrist. Blending these perspectives, the authors present a pragmatic and current approach to issues of office evaluation, assessment, and treatment, including pediatric psychopharmacology.
This handbook provides a succinct introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people. The authors explore a range of issues surrounding the emotional needs of young people, showing how specific problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties can be targeted, while also recognising diversity issues and paying particular attention to at-risk groups. This edition is updated to reflect current direction in services, cutting edge approaches to interventions in primary health care, teaching and social service settings, as well as incorporating children's views on what mental health means to them and the impact of social media. Setting out ways in which young people can be supported by all practitioners in primary care, and covering early years through to late adolescence, the authors have created an invaluable resource for any front-line practitioner working in this area.
Author: M. S. Thambirajah
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2007
The case studies in this book provide a unique source of material suitable for all practitioners and trainers. The book gives detailed descriptions of common cases seen in specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) including depression, learning disabilities, Asperger¿s syndrome, anorexia, deliberate self harm and schizophrenia. Subject reviews and summaries in each chapter aid comprehension, and explanatory figures, boxed text and lists make the content easy to recall. The book illustrates practical ways of managing and treating cases in an evidence-based manner. This resource is vital for child and adolescent mental health services practitioners, including psychiatrists, psychologists, specialist child health nurses and social workers. Trainee child and adolescent mental health services practitioners will also find the information invaluable.
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2005-01-01
This collaborative ATLAS project is a systematic attempt to collect information from countries around the world on existing services and resources relating to child and adolescent mental health services. The primary purposes of this initial report are to stimulate additional data gathering and to encourage the development of policy, services and training. Issues discussed include: methods and limitations of the project, rights of the child and adolescent, policy and programmes, information systems, service system gaps and service integration, barriers to care, care providers, training and financing of care services, availability and use of medication.
Author: Margaret Bourdeaux Arbuckle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2005
This text discusses how to provide mental health care to children with varying emotional problems. Child and Adolescent Mental Health covers themes such as creating genuine partnerships among family members, professionals, and among disciplines, developing culturally sensitive community resources, building on the strengths of the community, the consumer, the student, and the professional to best meet the complex needs of families.
Author: Usha S Nayar
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Professionals, academics, and policy makers in the field of child and adolescent development tend to use theoretical frameworks stemming from traditional classified disciplines of psychology, sociology, political science, economics, education, and social work. This book creates an opportunity for experts to use interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives, and provides evidence-based knowledge to deal with the stresses of children and adolescents living in poverty, difficult socioeconomic conditions, and varied cultures. It also conveys the message that shared understandings can promote well-meaning and well-reasoned intervention success in similar contexts across nations in which children and adolescents are growing up in complex and risky environments. The contributors, from multiple disciplines, weave their knowledge around the development of children in contemporary society. They highlight the necessary conversations that schools, families, communities, individuals, and nation-states need to have and, most importantly, the responsibility for everyone to develop an understanding of the mental-health needs of the new generation.
Author: Elena M. Garralda
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Release Date: 2010-03-03
M. Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud aim to increase awareness of child and adolescent mental health within an international framework that gives special consideration to problems arising in different contexts around the world and through expert views supported by empirical evidence and considering clinical implications. Chapters address the effects on child mental health of issues including secular changes in family composition in both Western and Eastern countries, rapid industrialization, poverty, deprivation, adoption, refugee status, and aboriginal life. The book also considers emerging issues, such as cyber addiction, PTSD, ADHD across different cultures, and the autism 'epidemic.'
Author: Margaret Thompson
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2005-09-30
Child and Adolescent Mental Health is an introductory handbook ideal for any professional working with children, adolescents and their families in the field of child and adolescent mental health. It balances clear theoretical explanation with illustrative case histories to give the text a distinct practical focus. The book covers all the core aspects of child and adolescent mental health, starting with the background to emotional and behavioural problems, looking at models and tools for assessment and treatment before examining the specific problems encountered in young children, older children and adolescents.
Author: Jess P. Shatkin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2015-06-29
Everything clinicians need to know about the emotional well-being of kids. With the number and type of mental health issues in kids on the rise, and as more and more clinicians and counselors are being pushed to the front lines of defense, now more than ever there is a need for a comprehensive, practical resource that guides professionals through the complexities of child and adolescent mental health. This practical, comprehensive book answers that call.
Author: Helmut Remschmidt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-04-04
Around the world, a vast number of children and adolescents suffer from mental and neurological disorders and only a small proportion of them receive adequate care. This is so in both developing and developed countries. The need to raise awareness about this problem and provide specific advice regarding their prevention and treatment was identified as a priority for the World Psychiatric Association by Professor Ahmed Okasha during his Presidency of the Association and resulted in the creation of his Presidential Programme on Child Mental Health. This book presents some of the fruits of this programme and constitutes a global call to action for mental health workers and policy makers. The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: An area of global neglect brings together information on the burden of mental disorders in childhood and adolescence with methods of raising public awareness of these problems. The book also describes therapeutic and preventive interventions that could diminish them. It then presents the results of field studies in Brazil, Egypt and Russia documenting the effectiveness of interventions to prevent school dropout in those three very different countries. With its emphasis on practical guidance for the development of interventions to prevent or treat child and adolescent mental health, The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: An area of global neglect provides much-needed information of direct interest to health professionals and the many others involved in the provision of health care to children and adolescents in both the developing and the developed countries.
Race and ethnicity. Genes. Community. Religion. Gender. Sexuality. Just a few of the factors that contribute to the mental health and wellness of children and adolescents. Yet the impacts of these important traits vary widely by culture. The insights in this book help you understand the many cultural influences on mental health and wellness in young people. Given America's increasing diversity, the knowledge in these chapters translates into cutting-edge clinical practice, teaching and research.
Author: Carl I. Fertman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
A Focus on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health is written for health education students with a keen focus on how to build sustainable support systems across the community, classroom, schools and families to adequately promote positive behavior and mental health for both children and adolescents. The text addresses a wide range of learning challenges and mental health issues and outlines the support needed to provide communities and schools with the proper guidance to create an adaptable system which promotes child and adolescent mental health allowing them to flourish. The text presents mental health as a community-based challenge. By focusing on children and adolescents, it allows undergraduate and graduate students to concentrate on specific populations while acquiring skills that are applicable to a broad spectrum of diverse communities. This innovative text models teamwork across a variety of disciplines and encourages students to develop connections across communities and systems to promote child and adolescent mental health. Key Features Text and resources draw from real-world experience of professionals who work in schools Features course material currently used in school curricula An emphasis on developing individual responsibility through active involvement with diverse communities Evidence-based methods A focus on practical application and simple, clear, relatable language Real-life vignettes that launch each chapter and inspire discussion and further thought Content that is easily adaptable for both undergraduate students and experienced human services professionals Extensive instructor resources, including chapter outlines, text-linked teaching tips, test bank and answer key, and chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations Action-based tips for promoting child and adolescent mental health Extensive information on networking with other human services professionals to develop a larger framework of support for children and adolescents Information on referrals, teams, partnerships, and collaborations"
There has been a major shift in the way we conceptualize and provide services to children and adolescents with mental health needs. We are moving away from the traditional disorder-oriented model of treatment to a child-centered, family-focused service delivery system that mandates mental health services in the context of the child's family and social ecology. This new system of care has spawned many variations of the model, including wraparound services, multisystemic treatment (MST), futures planning, and person-centred planning. As systems of care are different across countries and cultures, it is imperative that we share our knowledge and make explicit the lessons we have learned in our attempts to provide services to children and adolescents which focus on improving their quality of life rather than merely treating their psychiatric disorders and psychological problems. There is an urgent need to evaluate the various treatments being offered to children and adolescents with mental health needs. Empirical date on outcomes will determine the funding and delivery of services. As such, the latest research on treatment outcomes needs to be disseminated so that new and validated treatment methods can be implemented rapidly.