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Improving the Psychological Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Improving the Psychological Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Julia Faulconbridge | Katie Hunt | Amanda Laffan | Duncan Law | Iyabo Fatimilehin | Laura Casale | Sally Zlotowitz | Natalie Seymour | Mark Moubarak Chentite | Ruth Butterworth | Ruth O'Shaughnessy | Michael Galbraith | Caroline White | Waveney Patel | Anna Picciotto | Joe Hickey | Jaime Craig | Sara O'Curry | Sally Benson | Jenny Taylor | Lisa Shostak | Sarah Brennan



Written for professionals spanning children's services, this must-read guide provides an authoritative overview of what shapes the psychological wellbeing of children and young people - from perinatal care and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through to their socioeconomic circumstances, schools and the wider community.

Contributors provide a concise overview of the evidence base, identifying current barriers to good mental health in policy and service provision, and highlighting examples of initiatives proven to be successful. Examples are drawn from health, social care, youth justice and education settings with a focus on preventative and early intervention measures.

This book is a rich resource for all professionals concerned with child wellbeing, including service providers, commissioners, professionals and students. It should serve as essential reading for students on mental health training courses.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Improving the Psychological Wellbeing of Children and Young People, Edited by Julia Faulconbridge, Katie Hunt & Amanda Laffan Cover
About this book 11
Ch 1. Risk factors, protective factors and resilience: How we can nurture psychological wellbeing in children and young people 13
Ch 2. Working psychologically with infants, parents and families in the perinatal period 51
Ch 3. Building sustainable parent interventions in early years 71
Ch 4. Enhancing effective psychological care for families in primary care and community child health: Opportunities for integration 93
Ch 5. Promoting psychological health and early intervention in schools 117
Ch 6. Promoting the psychological health of children and young people in hospital and with long-term physical health conditions: Evidence, theory and practice of effective integrated care 138
Ch 7. Creating change that works for vulnerable families: Effective psychological services for children, young people and families involved with youth justice and social care 161
Ch 8. People in their whole context: Promoting social justice and community psychology as a means to prevent psychological distress and improve wellbeing for children, young people and their families 190
Ch 9. Visions for the future 211
List of contributors 227
References 231
Subject Index 261
Author Index 274