Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada
Cases from Front-Line Settings
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Practitioner Wellness
Chapter 2 Trauma and Attachment
Chapter 3 Family Home
Chapter 4 Elementary School
Brenda Thompson, Caroline Westwood, and Darci Fulton
Chapter 5 Junior High and High School
Chapter 6 Recreation
Chapter 7 Residential Care
Chapter 8 Secure Treatment
Jason Slemko, Bryan Hume, Roy Bailey, Lorinda Molner, and Patricia Kostouros
Chapter 9 Youth Shelter
Donna Barker and Brad Pickford
Chapter 10 Youth Criminal Justice
Kristen Dubrule and Michelle Briegel
Chapter 11 Youth in Transition
Appendix A Class Activities
Appendix B Links to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -Fifth Edition
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