ISBN 9788132109655,Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health


Usha S Nayar



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788132109655

ISBN-10 8132109651

Hard Back

Number of Pages 396 Pages
Language (English)


CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH (HARDCOVER) PRICE: RS.1135 Professionals, academics, and policy makers in the field of child and adolescent development tend to use theoretical frameworks stemming from traditional classified disciplines of psychology, sociology, political science, economics, education, and social work. This book creates an opportunity for experts to use interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives and provides evidence-based knowledge to deal with the stresses of children and adolescents living in poverty, difficult socioeconomic conditions, and varied cultures. About the Author Usha S. Nayar is Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. She has served as an expert for World Health Organization in the area of Mental Health and Social Change. Besides this, she has contributed to the formulation of many policies in India, such as the National Youth Policy, National Policy for Population and Family Welfare, and the National Child Labor Policy. Her website is and she can be contacted at Was this product information helpful? Yes No TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Foreword 2. Preface I: ECONOMICS 3. Responding to Scarcity: Understanding Costs and Cost-effectiveness II: CLINICAL CASE STUDIES 4. Childhood and Adolescent Depression 5. Sociality among Children and Adolescents: Complexities and Challenges III: SPECIAL CONTEXTS 6. Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in India 7. Youngsters, Anti sociality, and Violence: The Case of Norway 8. Mental Health for the Media Generation: Balancing Coping and Riskiness IV: SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL CLIMATE 9. Are Schools Injurious to Health? The Implicit Curriculum and Its Relation to Mental Health 10. Mental Health of Urban School-going Children in India 11. Resilience and Resourcefulness of Disadvantaged Children: Lotus in the Mud V: CHILD WELFARE 12. Family Group Conferencing: Engaging the Family Culture for Improved Children's Mental Health Outcomes 13. Behavioral Parent Training with Abusive Parents 14. From Institutionalization to Family Settings: Rethinking Practices for Children and Youth with Mental Disabilities in Brazil 15. Child Welfare and Children's Mental Health Needs in the Context of Development: An Integrated (South African) Approach VI: INTERVENTIONS AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES 16. Effect of Yoga on Mental Health in Children 17. Raga Therapy: Power of Music to Alleviate Academic Stress in Adolescents 18. Cultivating the Capacity to Care in Children and Youth: Implications from EI Theory 19. Research on Child Poverty and Development from a Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective: Examples of Studies in Argentina 20. Countering the Rush to Medication: Psychodynamic, Intergenerational, and Cultural Considerations in Understanding Children's Psychic Distress VII: COUNTRY FOCUS- STATUS, POLICIES, AND CHILDREN'S VOICES 21. Family Structure in Ireland and Child Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes 22. Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Chile and Latin America 23. Children's Voices in the Psychologist's Office: Contributions about Mental Health from Peru 24. Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Contemporary India 25. Index