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An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

May 2014 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Anyone who works within children and adolescent mental health services will tell you what a challenging and complex world it is. To help prepare you, the authors have produced a clear introduction to child and adolescent mental health that takes you step-by-step on a journey through the subject. Beginning with the foundations, the book explores the common mental health concepts and influences that you can expect to encounter examining topics like the difference between emotional and mental health issues and how mental health problems develop. It then moves on to explore the vital skills that you will need to develop like effective communication and basic counselling skills, and introduces some of the common interventions like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic theory and Family work.

Written by a multi-disciplinary team of passionate and experienced experts, the book strikes an effective balance between introducing the relevant theory and showing how this can be applied in the real world. It is an essential starting point to the subject of child and adolescent mental health and suitable for any students planning to support this group.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Infant, Child and Adolescent Development
Safeguarding Children and Young People and Children's Rights
Mental Health Promotion Strategies with Children, Young People and Families
Effective Communication with Children, Young People and their Families
Interventions with Children, Young People and Families
Group Work with Children, Young People and Families
Values, Attitudes, Beliefs and Inequalities when Working with Children, Young People and their Families

The book provides some useful information about communicating with children, safeguarding, mental health promotion and intervention. However, I was looking for a book with a greater emphasis on CAMHS.

Mr Jeremy Dixon
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
November 3, 2015

Many more children and young people are being treated in general paediatric areas therefore there is a need to equip children's nurses in these areas with an understanding and the skills to care for these children and young people. This text will start this learning. Easy to read. Good application of theory to practice. Good use of case studies to illustrate theoretical concepts being presented.

Mrs Linda Jane Moore
Fac of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
June 19, 2015

A very useful text with a wide scope. Some really thought provoking activities and useful scenarios included.

Mr Scott Macpherson
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
June 16, 2015

Useful as there seems to be a fear of nursing children with mental health issues. A very informative useful text book.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
June 12, 2015

Excellent introductory text for our new module on mental heath.

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University
April 16, 2015

An interesting and insightful book suitable for all those working with or training to work with children and young people. The text is accessible and provides a clear overview of mental health issues faced by children and young people in our society. Case studies and thought provoking exercises bring the text to life and encourage practitioners to apply theory to practice in a way that challenges and promotes reflection. I will be recommending this book to my students.

Ms Sarah Bowman
Community Studies, Truro College
December 18, 2014

This book covers a wide range of topics related to the mental health and well being of children and young people. It covers MH disorders, theories related to mental health disorders, understanding and promoting mental health, engaging with children and their families and individual and group interventions. Each chapter has an extensive list of references for further reading. An enjoyable and informative read for students new to the field and those of with more experience.

Ms Amanda Barrie
School Of Education, University of Leicester
October 17, 2014

This book provides some good depth and relevance to the areas of psychosocial care, however, other core texts remain the main choice with this book being ideal as supplemental reading

Mr Matt Carey
Faculty of Health & Social Work, Univ. of Plymouth
September 24, 2014

Useful book for Undergraduate children's nurses

Ms Gillian Prudhoe
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Southampton University College of Nursing
August 1, 2014

This book is a welcome addition the module. It is clear and easy to use, opening up a difficult subject.

Annie Pettifer
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Coventry University
July 28, 2014

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