Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada is the first book to cover child and adolescent mental health from a practical, settings-based approach. Rather than focusing on disorder etiology or diagnostic criteria, the cases in this book emphasize how mental health concerns manifest themselves in a variety of service contexts.
Each chapter, contributed by a practitioner in the human services, provides an overview of the setting to create the context for practice. The contributors present appropriate interventions and activities for that setting, including interventions specific to the unique needs of refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ children and youth. Covering trauma-based behaviours and attachment difficulties, practitioner wellness, residential care, in-patient care, school settings, family homes, recreational settings, secured programs, and juvenile justice, this collection will help to prepare future front-line professionals to effectively provide mental health support across milieus.
This book is suitable for undergraduate child and adolescent mental health courses in child and youth care, psychology, child and family studies, and social work.
About the Authors:
Patricia Kostouros is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Studies and Social Work at Mount Royal University.
Brenda Thompson is an instructor in both the Child and Youth Care bachelor degree and the Correctional Services diploma program at MacEwan University.