By addressing the main mechanisms involved in improving mental health in children and adolescents, including social and biological processes, as well as effective treatments, this book provides an in-depth account of the current research and practice in child and adolescent mental health
Focuses on the empirical evidence base for work in child and adolescent mental health
Appraises the available evidence and underscores where it is lacking
Demonstrates the implementation of research into practice
Highlights the relevance of existing knowledge for clinical management
Considers service and policy implications
Positive Mental Health for Children and Adolescents: Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency examines the main mechanisms involved in improving mental health in children and adolescents, including social and biological processes, as well as effective treatments.
By taking into account diverse settings and cultures, the book combines academic, research, and clinical contributions and sets forth how it can be translated into effective clinical practice. In addition, the book promotes the study, treatment, care, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities involving children, adolescents, and their families, and includes emerging knowledge on mental health problems and good practice in child and adolescent psychiatry as relayed by experts from around the world.
Matthew Hodes, MBBS BSc MSc PhD FRCPsych, is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London, and Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests are social and cultural psychiatry, including refugee mental health, the interface between mental and physical health, and evidence-based approaches to treatment. He is currently the Lead Editor for the Monographs of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals (IACAPAP).
Affiliations and Expertise
Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Centre for Mental Health, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, UK