The mental health of children and young people is of increasing concern to us all. This handbook introduces the subject to the wide array of frontline workers in health, education and social services who have regular contact with children and young people, and need some knowledge of the mental health issues that affect them, and the services available.
Chapters discuss topics such as cultural competence, partnership working, promoting positive parenting, risk and resilience, mental health in schools, the mental health needs of young offenders, eating disorders, self-harm and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This accessible and wide-ranging introduction will be invaluable both to students and experienced practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the difficulties that the young people and families with whom they work are experiencing.
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Frontline staff, carers, nurses, practitioners and students.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 11 April 2008
Content: The handbook is divided into five sections: - an overview of child and adolescent mental health policies and service structures - maternal and infant mental health - child mental health - adolescent mental health - diagnoses and treatments.