Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health: A Handbook

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Kedar Nath Dwivedi, Peter Harper
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jul 15, 2004 - Psychology - 288 pages
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This comprehensive guide provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation and attention, and draws out the implications for preventive measures and promotion of emotional well-being. The authors, from a range of professional disciplines, emphasise the importance of early intervention and prevention, exploring in particular how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being. The topics they cover include: * the prevention and management of addiction and eating disorders * the development of culturally sensitive services for ethnic minority children and families * the impact of parenting programmes and the life skills education programmes in schools * ways of meeting the mental health needs of children who are socially excluded, homeless or in local authority care. Providing examples of a broad range of projects and initiatives in Britain and other European countries, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for all professionals working in child and adolescent mental health.

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1 Introduction
2 Developmental Perspective
3 Attachment Theory and Mental Health
4 Emotion Regulation and Mental Health
5 Attention and Mental Health
9 Prevention of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
10 Prevention of Eating Disorders
11 Promotion of Prosocial Development and Prevention of Conduct Disorders
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13 Developing Culturally Sensitive Services to meet the Mental Health Needs of Ethnic Minority Children
Preventive approaches
15 The Mental Health Europe Projects and the Greek Perspective
The Contributors

The enduring fascination of drugs and alcohol among adolescents
7 Parenting
8 Life Skills Education through Schools

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Page 17 - ... the ability to: > develop psychologically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually > initiate, develop and sustain mutually satisfying personal relationships > use and enjoy solitude > become aware of others and empathise with them > play and learn > develop a sense of right and wrong > face problems and setbacks and learn from them in ways appropriate for the child's age. It is important to know that, "Since the 1940s, the number of children experiencing mental ill-health has...

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Kedar Nath Dwivedi is a Consultant in child, adolescent and family psychiatry in Northampton, Honorary Clinical Teacher in the University of Leicester and Honorary Director of the International Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has edited Group Work with Children and Adolescents and Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority Children, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Peter Brinley Harper is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in the Child Health Directorate of the Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. He is a member of the Board of Examiners of the Oxford Doctoral Training Course in Clinical Psychology and has lectured on the newly established MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at University College Northampton.

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