This comprehensive guide provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation and attention, and draws out the implications for preventive measures and promotion of emotional well-being. The authors, from a range of professional disciplines, emphasise the importance of early intervention and prevention, exploring in particular how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being. The topics they cover include: * the prevention and management of addiction and eating disorders * the development of culturally sensitive services for ethnic minority children and families * the impact of parenting programmes and the life skills education programmes in schools * ways of meeting the mental health needs of children who are socially excluded, homeless or in local authority care. Providing examples of a broad range of projects and initiatives in Britain and other European countries, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for all professionals working in child and adolescent mental health.
1. Introduction / Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Peter Brinley Harper -- 2. Developmental perspective / Ezra Loh and Jillian Wragg -- 3. Attachment theory and mental health Dawn Bailham and Peter Brinley Harper -- 4. Emotion regulation and mental health / Kedar Nath Dwivedi -- 5. Attention and mental health / Rajeev Banhatti -- 6. Addiction as a mark of adulthood: the enduring fascination of drugs and alcohol among adolescents / Allan Guggenbuhl -- 7. Parenting / Annie Waldsax -- 8. Life skills education through schools / Judith Coley and Kedar Nath Dwivedi -- 9. Prevention of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents / Claire Hayes -- 10. Prevention of eating disorders / Anne Stewart -- 11. Promotion of prosocial development and prevention of conduct disorders / Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Sachin Sankar -- 12. Prevention of mental health problems in socially excluded children and young people: a model for mental health service provision / Jane Calllaghan, and Panos Vostanis -- 13. Developing culturally sensitive services to meet the mental health needs of ethnic minority children / Peter Brinley Harper and Radha Dwivedi -- 14. Ethnic minority children and families and mental health: preventative approaches / Philip Messent -- 15. The Mental Health Europe Projects and the Greek Perspective / G. Kolaitis and John Tsiantis.
Published: 15th July 2004