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Working with Children and Adolescents

An Evidence-Based Approach to Risk and Resilience

Edited by Elena Garralda and Martine Flament - Contributions by Ernesto Caffo; Amira Seif el Din; Barbara Forresi; Ian M. Goodyear; Johannes Hebebrand; Anke Hinney; Luisa Strik Lievers; Thomas O'Connor; Raija-Leena Punamaki; Kathrin Reichwald; Benno Graf von Schimmelmann and Stephen B. C. Scott

In recent years there has been an increased emphasis on improving our understanding of factors that contribute to the development of child and adolescent mental health problems. This is important in order to help efforts at prevention and to inform clinical practice.

Working with Children and Adolescents reflects current worldwide knowledge about different types of risk and resilience factors for child psychopathology, ranging from the biological to the psychosocial. It provides expert views supported by empirical evidence and it addresses implications for clinical practice in different settings.

Contributors to this volume present the most relevant and up-to-date topics within their subject. Each chapter provides useful clinical examples, appraises critically the evidence in relation to these examples, underlines areas where evidence is lacking and highlights the relevance of findings for psychopathology as seen in clinical practice. Authors comment on resilience factors here understood as both the absence of risk or as the presence of factors that have a protective psychological effect.
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Jason Aronson, Inc.
Pages: 224Size: 7 1/4 x 9 3/8
978-0-7657-0443-6 • Hardback • July 2006 • $84.00 • (£54.95)
Elena Garralda is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Imperial College, London. She trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London and worked at the University of Manchester before taking up her current position. She has research interests in the interface between physical and mental health in children and adolescents, the contribution of psychopathology to help seeking in primary care, outcome measurement of child and adolescent mental health services and psychotic symptoms in children.
Martine Flament is professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa.
Chapter 1 Identifying Genes Underlying hild and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders
Chapter 2 The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Cortisol, DHEA, and Psychopathology
Chapter 3 Promoting Children's Adjustment: Parenting Research from the Perspective of Risk and Protection
Chapter 4 Child Abuse and Negelct: A Mental Health Perspective
Chapter 5 Resiliency in COnditions of War and Military Violence: Preconditions and Developmental Processes
Chapter 6 School Influences on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
The entire volume is a remarkable engaging, readable, and comprehensive compilation of selected topics of the recent advances in understanding risk and resilience factors in the field of child mental health. It is well written and well edited....a scholarly yet readable, interesting, and accessible summary of our current science and clinical expertise in the field of risk and resilience.
February 2008; Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry