American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health

Author: Michelle C. Sarche
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383049
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The reasons for mental health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native children have not been well understood by investigators outside of tribal communities. Developing appropriate methodological approaches and evidence-based programs for helping these youths is an urgent priority in developmental science. This work must be done in ways that are cognizant of how the negative consequences of colonization contribute to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members' underutilization of mental health services, higher therapy dropout rates, and poor response to culturally insensitive treatment programs. This book examines the forces affecting psychological development and mental health in American Indian children today. Experts from leading universities discuss factors such as family conditions, economic status, and academic achievement, as well as political, social, national, and global influences, including racism. Specific attention is paid to topics such as the role of community in youth mental health issues, depression in American Indian parents, substance abuse and alcohol dependency, and the unique socioeconomic characteristics of this ethnic group.

Counseling Across Cultures

Author: Paul B. Pedersen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321681
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offering a primary focus on North American cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues, Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B. Pederson, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, and María R. Scharrón-del Río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. The book’s chapters highlight work with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians, refugees, individuals in marginalized situations, international students, those with widely varying religious beliefs, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.

Handbook of Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Author: Thomas R. Kratochwill
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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Intended to be a resource for individuals who are working directly with children and adolescents in diverse applied and clinical settings. The first section contains perspectives on the field. The second section contains an overview of assessment issues in child and adolescent psychotherapy. The third section offers a state-of-the-art overview of major therapeutic approaches that represent current practice in child and adolescent psychotherapy. The last section includes chapters that are related to major assessment and therapeutic practices. A Longwood Professional Book.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Varieties of Development

Author: Norman E. Alessi
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471550785
Format: PDF, ePub
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Renowned authorities in their respective fields present the most up-to-date coverage of all that is known regarding child and adolescent psychiatry. Presented developmentally, prominent contributors have produced a body of knowledge that describes what children are, what they need, what hurts and helps them. Volume 1 deals with infants and preschoolers, Volume 2 with grade school children, Volume 3 deals with adolescence and Volume 4 with varieties of development. Volume 5 contains information on assessing, diagnosing and treatment planning for the range of psychiatric and psychologic problems children and adolescents may experience during their development. Volume 6 introduces the basic science of child and adolescent psychiatry and presents a myriad of treatment options available to psychiatrists. Volume 7 contains an overview of the history of the field of child psychiatry and examines contemporary issues facing child and adolescent psychiatists.

CBITS

Author: Lisa Jaycox
Publisher: Sopris West
ISBN: 9781570359750
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Education professionals are increasingly aware of the negative effect that exposure to trauma has on both the social and academic lives of children. Witnessing violence, being in a severe accident, or being physically injured are all things that can contribute to depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder in young people. Children who have experienced trauma are more likely to do worse in school or to miss more classes, and they have more interpersonal social problems that impede later success in life. Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is the first program designed to help school counselors and psychologists work with students to significantly reduce the symptoms associated with trauma. This easy-to-use, evidence-based guide uses cognitive-behavioral therapy-a practical, positive approach to modifying behavior-to foster and build skills children need as they cope with trauma and its aftermath. Developed in inner city schools by trained mental health clinicians, this early intervention program teaches schools to recognize signs of commonly experienced traumas and use techniques proven to have an impact on traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. The CBITS manual includes complete plans for group and individual sessions with children, background information and session plans for educating parents and teachers about cognitive-behavioral therapy, and several pages of reproducible forms and worksheets.

Reducing the Impact of Poverty on Health and Human Development

Author: Stephen G. Kaler
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781573317115
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What are the many ways in which poverty contributes to ill health among the poor and to impeded development among poor children? This volume is the response of the New York Academy of Sciences to a request by the Council of Science Editors that medical and scientific journals all over the world publish an issue in October 2007 addressing the theme of poverty and human development. The Annals will publish advance chapters from this volume online to meet this global challenge, and the print publication will follow early in 2008. Diverse elements contribute to poverty in the United States and elsewhere in the world, and the contributed chapters offer a look at this problem from the perspectives of many disciplines. The volume begins with chapters addressing specific diseases associated with poverty, such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, lymphatic filiariasis, hookworm, and measles along with public health issues in the developing world. Other chapters address poverty and maternal health, health disparities, and human nutrition. The effect on human development of health care services, education, and housing are also addressed, as are the social, economic, engineering, and technology determinants of human development. This volume, and this global publishing initiative, will raise awareness and stimulate interest and research into poverty and its pervasive effects on human development. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member

The Handbook of Ethical Research with Ethnocultural Populations and Communities

Author: Joseph E. Trimble
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930434
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The Handbook of Ethical Research With Ethnocultural Populations and Communities, edited by Joseph E. Trimble and Celia B. Fisher, addressES key questions in the first major work to focus specifically on ethical issues involving work with ethnocultural populations. Filling gaps and questions left unanswered by general rules of scientific conduct such as those embodied in federal regulations and professional codes, this Handbook will help guide ethical decision making for social and behavioral science research with multicultural groups for years to come.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Author: Teresa L. Scheid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484540
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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.