It provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation, attention and draws out the implications for preventive measures. There is emphasis on the importance of how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being.
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