Rewritten with the new primary care environment in mind, this greatly expanded and updated edition of Child Mental Health in Primary Care extends the structured approach of the first edition to adoelscent mental health. As in the first edition, Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health covers each problem in a uniform way, offering definitions, assessment outlines, detailed management options and indications for referral. Numerous case examples further illuminate aspects of many conditions.
Comprehensive and practical, the forty-four chapters of Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health cover the full range of difficulties and disabilities affecting the mental health of children and young people. The book is divided into three volumes, and can either be read from cover to cover or used as a resource to be consulted for guidance on specific problems.
This book is vital for all healthcare professionals including general practitioners, health visitors and other staff working in primary care to assess, manage and refer children and adolescents with mental health problems. School medical officers, social workers and educational psychologists, many of whom are in the front line of mental health provision for children and young people, will also find it extremely useful.
Reviews of the first edition:
'This very comprehensive and detailed book provides the tools for primary care health professionals not only to assess a child's needs but in many cases also to implement an initial package of care.'
JUST FOR NURSES
'I have no reservation in recommending the book to all people working with
children and families in any capacity. An important training text for a variety
of professions. A very effective text to be used in daily practice for quick
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH
'This book is well produced and clearly written. A useful book for anyone interested
or involved with children.'
'I looked through the book again and again but could not find anything missing.'
Part 1 Overview The context for provision of child and adolescent mental health services Pre-school Middle childhood Adolescence Part 2 General issues Temperament Resilience and risk Attachment theory and looked-after children Family issues Separation, divorce and reconstituted families Death, dying and bereavement Effects of parental mental illness (including substance misuse) on children and families Child abuse and safeguarding Behaviour management
Quentin Spender, Judith Barnsley, Alison Davies and Jenny Murphy, respectively Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, Wolverhampton, UK; Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK; Primary Mental Health Worker, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chichester, UK; Clinical Psychologist, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK.