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Child and Adolescent Mental Health
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by:
  • Usha S. Nayar - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

© 2013 | 396 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.

Marta Santos Pais
Foreword
Preface  
 
PART ONE: ECONOMICS
Responding to Scarcity: Understanding Costs and Cost-effectiveness Martin Knapp and David McDaid
 
PART TWO: CLINICAL CASE STUDIES
Childhood and Adolescent Depression Raman Deep Pattanayak and Manju Mehta
Suicidality among Children and Adolescents: Complexities and Challenges Latha Nrugham and Vandana Varma Prakash
 
PART THREE: SPECIAL CONTEXTS
Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in India Shankar Das, Ashima Das, and George Leibowitz
Youngsters, Antisociality, and Violence: The Case of Norway Ragnhild Bjørnebekk
Mental Health for the Media Generation: Balancing Coping and Riskiness Usha S Nayar, Ingunn Hagen, Priya Nayar, and Dan Y Jacobsen
 
PART FOUR: SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL CLIMATE
Are Schools Injurious to Health? The Implicit Curriculum and Its Relation to Mental Health Matthijs Cornelissen
Mental Health of Urban School-Going Children in India Neharika Vohra and Esha Patnaik
Resilience and Resourcefulness of Disadvantaged Children: Lotus in the Mud Ajit K Dalal
 
PART FIVE: CHILD WELFARE
Family Group Conferencing: Engaging the Family Culture for Improved Children's Mental Health Outcomes Jeanette Schmid
Behavioral Parent Training with Abusive Parents Patricia L Kohl
From Institutionalization to Family Settings: Rethinking Practices for Children and Youth with Mental Disabilities in Brazil Irene Rizzini and Neli de Almeida
Child Welfare and Children's Mental Health Needs in the Context of Development: An Integrated (South African) Approach Jeanette Schmid
 
PART SIX: Interventions and Innovative Practices
Effect of Yoga on Mental Health in Children Shirley Telles
Raga Therapy: Power of Music to Alleviate Academic Stress in Adolescents Vandana Sharma and Mamta Sharma
Cultivating the Capacity to Care in Children and Youth: Implications from EI Theory, EI Self, and BEVI Craig N Shealy, Devi Bhuyan, and Lee G Sternberger
Research on Child Poverty and Development from a Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective: Examples of Studies in Argentina Sebastián Javier Lipina, María Soledad Segretin, María Julia Hermida, and Jorge Augusto Colombo
Countering the Rush to Medication: Psychodynamic, Intergenerational, and Cultural Considerations in Understanding Children's Psychic Distress Michael O'Loughlin
 
PART SEVEN: COUNTRY FOCUS-STATUS, POLICIES, AND CHILDREN'S VOICES
Family Structure in Ireland and Child Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes Maeve Thornton
Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Chile and Latin America Helia Molina, Paula Bedregal, and Maria Paz Guzman
Children's Voices in the Psychologist's Office: Contributions about Mental Health from Peru Beatriz Oré and Martín Benavides
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Contemporary India Usha S Nayar and Shankar Das
Index  

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