Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health: A Handbook

Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health: A Handbook

Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health: A Handbook

Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health: A Handbook

Synopsis

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 preventative measures and promotion of emotional well-being.

Excerpt

Over a period of more than fifteen years we have worked together in a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), experiencing the highs and lows of aspirations being achieved or dashed in the ever-changing systems of the National Health Service (NHS). These experiences have seen us variously trying to influence service development at each level of service delivery. This has included contributions to the strategic direction of services, training, support and supervision of colleagues and professionals from other agencies, supporting research endeavours, to developing and delivering clinical services to children, young people and their families.

We had become increasingly concerned at the huge demand for child mental health services and at times despaired at the relative dearth of resources available to meet the demand. Of particular concern to us was the way in which the resource deficiencies had become a strong influence in the tendency of various children's agencies to medicalise children's difficulties. Editing a book which promotes emotional well-being and the prevention of child mental health difficulties represents an attempt to take seriously the need to address the multiple issues at the front end of care and to provide practitioners with information and examples of services that are seeking to provide preventive mental health services for children, young people and their families.

Editing the book was an extension of the spirit of collaboration that we have endeavoured to promote in our local services. We have been genuinely moved by the generosity and enthusiasm of the practitioners who have shared their experience, expertise, time and energy in contributing to this book. These characteristics augur well for the future of child mental health services in the United Kingdom.

Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Peter Brinley Harper . . .

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