In recent years there has been an increased emphasis on improving our understanding of factors that contribute to the development of child and adolescent mental health problems. This is important in order to help efforts at prevention and to inform clinical practice. Working with Children and Adolescents reflects current worldwide knowledge about different types of risk and resilience factors for child psychopathology, ranging from the biological to the psychosocial. It provides expert views supported by empirical evidence and it addresses implications for clinical practice in different settings.
Elena Garralda is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Imperial College, London. She trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London and worked at the University of Manchester before taking up her current position. She has research interests in the interface between physical and mental health in children and adolescents, the contribution of psychopathology to help seeking in primary care, outcome measurement of child and adolescent mental health services and psychotic symptoms in children. Martine Flament is professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa.
Chapter 1 Identifying Genes Underlying hild and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders Chapter 2 The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Cortisol, DHEA, and Psychopathology Chapter 3 Promoting Children's Adjustment: Parenting Research from the Perspective of Risk and Protection Chapter 4 Child Abuse and Negelct: A Mental Health Perspective Chapter 5 Resiliency in COnditions of War and Military Violence: Preconditions and Developmental Processes Chapter 6 School Influences on Child and Adolescent Mental Health