All nurses share a responsibility to promote the mental health and mental wellbeing of children and young people in the context of recent developments including the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing equips nurses with the essential skills and competencies needed when working with this important group of people. It explores best practice in a variety of settings and addresses issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, ADHD, learning disabilities, forensic mental health issues and misuse of drugs and alcohol in children and young people, as well as child protection, clinical governance and legal requirements. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing enables nurses working in CAMHS to provide a high quality, evidence-based service to all children and young people with mental health problems and disorders, ensuring effective assessment, treatment and support, for them and their families. It is essential reading for all nurses working with children and young people, particularly those working in specialist child and adolescent mental health settings.
Tim McDougall is Nurse Consultant in Child and adolescent mental health nursing, Adolescent Psychiatry Directorate, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust.
Chapter 1: Defining the Terms. Chapter 2: The Bigger Picture: CAMHS, nursing and the strategic context. Chapter 3: Nursing Children and Young People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Chapter 4: Self-Harm, Young People and Nursing. Chapter 5: Nursing Children and Young People with Emotional Disorders. Chapter 6: Nursing Children and Young People with Eating Disorders. Chapter 7: Young People and Early Onset Psychosis: a nursing perspective. Chapter 8: Nursing Children and Adolescents who are Aggressive or Violent: a psychological approach. Chapter 9: Nursing Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Problems. Chapter 10: Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Nursing. Chapter 11: Substance misuse, Young People and Nursing. Chapter 12: Nursing and School-Based Mental Health Services. Chapter 13: Nursing and Young People in a Multicultural Society: an acculturation model. Chapter 14: Treatment Interventions for Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems. Chapter 15: Clinical Governance for Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurses. Chapter 16: Education, Training and Workforce Development for Nurses Working in CAMHS. Chapter 17: The Legal Context in which Nurses Work with Children and Young People with Mental Disorders. Chapter 18: Ten Practical Tips for Nursing Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems