This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Promoting Healthy and Effective Relationships Among School-Aged Children and Youth
Researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the nation at large are united in concern for preparing children and adolescents to be positive, functioning members of society. Although academic and technical skills have received much attention as prerequisites for success in the adult world, the importance of social and emotional competence as related to success across the lifespan and multiple life contexts is receiving increased attention. A range of social and emotional competencies are associated with positive academic, school, and work outcomes and are directly related to the development of healthy and effective relationships. Whereas healthy and effective relationships contribute to adaptive ...