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Culture and Conflict in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by Elena M. Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud

This volume, part of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions' book series 'Working with Children & Adolescents,' aims to bring up-to-date empirically derived knowledge on transcultural themes as they affect child and adolescent mental adjustment, to assist those seeking to understand and ameliorate the mental health problems of children and young people. The contributors represent expert views supported by empirical and clinical experiences. They address first general transcultural issues of relevance for child mental health (i.e. political turmoil, the effects of stigma, anthropological considerations, international adoptions, and the adjustment of specific immigrant groups); secondly, cultural aspects of specific child and adolescent mental health disorders. Thirdly, it covers the training of professionals in transcultural child psychiatry and setting up temporary interventions in war and conflict areas. « less more »
Jason Aronson, Inc.
Pages: 292Size: 6 3/8 x 9 1/2
978-0-7657-0592-1 • Hardback • January 2008 • $99.00 • (£65.00)
978-0-7657-0593-8 • Paperback • January 2008 • $44.00 • (£29.95)
Dr. Elena Garralda is professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College, London.
Dr. Jean-Philippe Raynaud is head of the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse.
This volume of papers from the IACAPAP conference give the reader a flavor of critical, provocative and challenging work going on globally in the field of child and adolescent mental health. It is a fascinating account of the research, the setting up of programs, and the attempts to train workers in cultural areas far outside our usual zones of comfort.
Rudy Oldeschulte, Metaphysical Online Reviews, Aug 25, 2009

The emergence of new nations and nationalities, the concurrent migration of diverse populations to foreign countries, and the persistence of conflict and war all strongly impact the mental health of children. In this sense, Culture and Conflict in Child and Adolescent Mental Health represents a timely contribution...Diversity of subject matter, geography, and analytic method represent this book's strong points.
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: A Journal for the Mental Health Professions