Research has indicated that a range of adult psychiatric disorders and mental health problems originate at an early age, yet the psychiatric symptoms of an increasing number of children and adolescents are going unrecognized and untreated—there are simply not enough child psychiatric providers to meet this steadily rising demand. It is vital that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in psychiatry and primary care take active roles in assessing behavioral health presentations and work collaboratively with families and other healthcare professionals to ensure that all children and adolescents receive appropriate treatment.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health helps APRNs address the mental health needs of this vulnerable population, providing practical guidance on assessment, intervention and treatment strategies; indications for consultation, collaboration, and referral; and more. Now in its second edition, this comprehensive and timely resource has been fully updated to include DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for common behavioral health issues of infants to adolescents. New and expanded chapters cover bullying and victimization, child sexual development, adolescent sexual identity, managing the needs of LGBTQ youth, and adverse childhood events. Edited and written by a team of accomplished child psychiatric and primary care practitioners in nursing, this authoritative volume:
- Provides state-of-the-art evidence-based knowledge about specific psychiatric and behavioral health issues across multiple care settings
- Reviews the clinical manifestation and etiology of behavioral disorders, risk and management issues, and implications for practice, research, and education
- Offers approaches for interviewing children and adolescents, and strategies for integrating physical and psychiatric screening
- Discusses special topics such as legal and ethical issues, cultural influences and the needs of immigrant children, and child and adolescent mental health policy
- Features a new companion website containing clinical case studies for each chapter, downloadable figures and tables, further reading lists, and links to additional resources
Designed to specifically address the issues faced by APRNs, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health is essential reading for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, particularly those working in family, pediatric, community health, psychiatric, and mental health settings.
Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, FAAN, is Associate Professor and Department Chair, School of Nursing & Health Studies, at Georgetown University. Dr. Yearwood is ANCC certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. She served as President of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses from 2016-2017 and is a Board member of the interdisciplinary organization, Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice (formerly Orthopsychiatry). She is an Associate Editor of the journal, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.
Geraldine S. Pearson, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, FAAN, is a retired faculty member from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has served as a past President of the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses and a Co-Chairperson of the Committee on Publication Ethics. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and a former editor of Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. Dr. Pearson is ANCC certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and is a practitioner in a child and adolescent outpatient psychiatric clinic.
Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP, FAAN is Clinical Professor Emerita at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Newland is ANCC certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in primary care.