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The Infant and Family in the Twenty-First Century

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Reviewer: Renee Mehlinger, MEd, MD(Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the first volume in a planned series authored by experts in the field of infant and family mental health. The authors systematically review and integrate experiential and scientific literature to elucidate current information relevant to the infant and the family in the context of an ever-changing society and body of scientific data.
Purpose: The purpose is to examine experiences of the child in the context of the relationship with the mother and the environment, integrating various aspects of genetic contributions and sociodevelopmental and neural influences. Additionally, societal and public policies that are necessary to ensure optimal infant-child development are explored and recommendations are made.
Audience: The book is written specifically for child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, social workers, teachers and other clinical professionals in the mental health field. Researchers in the field and administrators of public policy that effect decisions regarding mental health and well-being are an additional audience.
Features: Beginning with an in-depth exploration of the development of the infant and child in response to maternal, paternal, familial and other environmental, cultural, genetic, and societal influences, the authors develop and integrate the emergence of patterns of behaviors and adaptive functions. The responses of the child to the mother's speech, the effects upon cognitive development, bonding through sensory and neural encoding, and social-emotional growth are systematically examined with an emphasis on gaining insight, new perspectives, and practical recommendations for enhancing the process of healthy maturation through infancy and early childhood. The infant and child of the 21st century is conceived in the context of an expanding body of scientific knowledge creatively juxtaposed on the imaginings and dreams of the explorers of mental health from centuries past. A number of tables and figures are used to integrate and consolidate the material. There is a well-developed list of references and a subject index that allow the book to be used in an encyclopedic manner.
Assessment: A high-quality compendium of information from notable experts in the field of mental health, this collection of scholarly and creative writings warrants attention from serious students of infant, child, and family mental health. There is a wealth of current, well-formulated and tightly-organized information in this first volume that sets a gold standard for future volumes.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135953270
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2013
  • Series: Mentor Series (IACAPAP)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Preface and Dedication
Pt. I The Family in the Twenty-First Century
Ch. 1 The Child in the Twenty-First Century 3
Ch. 2 Strengths and Stresses in Today's Families: Looking Toward the Future 23
Ch. 3 On Becoming a Family: Bonding and the Changing Patterns in Baby and Family Behavior 31
Ch. 4 Preparing a World for the Infant in the Twenty-First Century: The Research Challenge 45
Pt. II New Directions in Infancy Research
Ch. 5 Early Experience and Behavior in the Baby of the Twenty-First Century 55
Ch. 6 The Fetus, the Newborn, and the Mother's Voice 79
Ch. 7 The Cultural Context of Child Development: Implications for Research and Practice in the Twenty-First Century 87
Pt. III The Ontogeny of the Parent-Child Relationship
Ch. 8 Parent-Infant Speech Patterns 101
Ch. 9 The Ontogeny of the Baby's Interactions over the First Year 109
Ch. 10 Promoting Awareness of the Infant's Behavioral Patterns: Elements of Anticipatory Guidance for Parents 139
Pt. IV Intervention Priorities for the Twenty-First Century
Ch. 11 Total Population Pediatrics for the Child of the Twenty-First Century 161
Ch. 12 Child Development: Old Themes and New Directions 173
Ch. 13 The Educare of Children in the Twenty-First Century 189
Pt. V Culture, Family, and Infant in the Twenty-First Century: Converging Clinical Science and Neuroscience Views of Developing Adaptive Mechanisms
Ch. 14 Neural Mechanisms Underlying Parent-Facilitated Adaptation in Infancy 203
Ch. 15 The Cradle of Adaptation: Models Describing the Experience-Responsive Development of Neural Structure and Adaptive Capacities in Infancy and Early Childhood 269
Ch. 16 The Infant and Family in a New Century: Integrating Clinical and Neuroscience Perspectives 299
Author Index 331
Subject Index 335
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