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An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health


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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


`This book will be a valuable resource for anyone new to working with children and adolescents with mental health difficulties. It considers a range of issues that children and young people are presented with, giving consideration to both aetiology and treatment. I will be recommending it to students on my course.'

-- Sharon Pagett, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire
A particular strength of the book is that it explains concepts to non-specialists very effectively; it is easy to read and well set out.

I have found this book invaluable in developing and reinforcing basic knowledge about the different mental health needs presented to me daily. I would highly recommend this book.

-- Martine Johnson
This is a concise text for readers interested in a snapshot of child mental health issues and services in the UK context. Child mental health problems are summarised, as well as the key child development theories and their applications. As all other sections, the text is nicely complemented by related activities. The main therapeutic interventions are summarised in a balanced way. Therapeutic techniques on communication are supplemented by their underpinning theoretical models. -- Panos Vostanis
This is a concise text for readers interested in a snapshot of child mental health issues and services in the UK context. This will probably be more relevant to non-specialist practitioners or postgraduate students seeking a succinct introduction to the field. It could also be of relevance to specialist staff and policy makers, as a good example of linking the key issues with current knowledge and thinking in this field. In that respect, the book links practice, policy/legislation and intervention topics. -- Panos Vostanis, University of Leicester
...While writing a book on a complicated topic, the authors' experience and passion for the subject comes through in every aspect of the book. A specific strength of the book would be the layout and flow, which keeps the reader engrossed and the learner actively engaged. The way the book is presented, going through the various conditions and diseases, theories, case studies, and ending with therapeutic interventions and well as the group worked offered demonstrates the thoroughness of the authors thought process in putting this book together. The fact that the book is such a concise and easy read is also an identifiable strength. I didn't really find any weaknesses in this book... -- Evelyn Martin, Senior Lecturer, West Virginia University

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