This book is an accessible and practical guide to all of the key issues and practices in mental health care for children and young people, aimed at all health and social care professionals working with this age group and partner agencies who work alongside child and adolescent mental health services.
Written by an expert in the field, the book brings clarity to practice by exploring and explaining the context, role and processes involving child and adolescent mental health services. It also sets out the specific mental health difficulties young people and their families present to services as well as how to make good health assessments, plans and interventions used in the treatment of children and young people - including managing risk and safeguarding.
Features of the book include:
* Questions to encourage your reflection on different key issues in your own practice
* Up to date information on current policy
* Key points summaries and suggested further reading at the end of each chapter.
This text will be an invaluable tool for all students and practitioners working with children and young people in a health context.
"This book should become a key textbook of choice for a wide range of health care professionals and students. It encourages
autonomous learning and helps develop critical analytical skills ...
Each chapter follows a logical progression using key objectives which relate to a range of activities and up to date
evidenced based sources of information. The range of depth and breadth of material is contemporary and as such should meet the academic, managerial and clinical background of the reader."
Helen Matthews, Senior Lecturer in Health and Community Care, University of West London, UK
"This book is a fantastic tool for students, CAMHS Practitioners who are new in the field, and professionals from partner agencies. It provides a comprehensive overview of CAMHS. This book is very informative and easy to read. Not only does it further CAMHS knowledge, but poses excellent questions to the reader in order to encourage reflection on practice. I would recommend this book highly to anybody who would like to further their knowledge and understanding of CAMHS as I believe it is an invaluable resource."
Celina Grant, Previous Service manager - CAMHS, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Ashford and Canterbury & Coastal CCG, UK
Dr Jane Padmore is the Deputy Director of Nursing at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, UK, with experience leading CAMHS services in London. She established a new tier 2 CAMHS service which was the first to be awarded the `You're Welcome' award for being a young person friendly service. She also contributed to The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition (Open University Press 2013).
About the author Preface 1. Introduction 2. The strategic context 3. The agency context 4. The context for the child, young person and family 5. Child and adolescent mental health services 6. CAMHS processes 7. Assessment in CAMHS 8. Specific mental health difficulties, part one 9. Specific mental health difficulties, part two 10. Risk 11. Interventions 12. Conclusion Abbreviations References