Today's Priorities in Mental Health: Children and Families -- Needs, Rights and Action

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400990753
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Priority Issues in Mental Health , #1
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One — Developmental Needs.- The First Margaret Mead Memorial Lecture — The Wider Dimensions of Mental Health.- Attaining the Full Potential of Human Achievement — Physical, Social and Psychological.- The Needs of the Child and His Development.- Section Two — Societal Context.- The Social Context of Health: Effects of Time, Place and Person.- Children and Families in the Third World: Dilemma or Hope?.- The Traditional Family in a Changing World.- The New Dichotomy of Mankind: Mothers and Non-Mothers.- Section Three — Children’s Rights.- Human Rights and the Rights of the Child.- Securing the Rights of Children by Citizen Advocacy.- Children’s Rights.- Section Four — Issues with Therapeutic Implications.- Mental Health for Children and Families: Immediate Research Needs.- Mental Health Initiatives for the Eighties.- The Challenge of Child Mental Health and Development: WHO/UNICEF Response.- Section Five — Special Events.- The Youth Panel — A Symposium.- The Mary Hemingway Rees Memorial Lecture — From Hand to Hand: Mental Health, Transmission of Values and Religion.- Section Six — Workshop Reports.- Bonding, Attachment and Early Infant Development.- Alternatives to the Nuclear Family: The Role of the Extended Family and the Community in Child Rearing.- Divorce, Separation and Custody.- Mental Health of Children of Migrants and Cultural Minorities.- The Impact on Children in an Over-medicated Society.- External Stresses on Family Life.- Child Abuse and Neglect.- Food Habits and Mental Health of Children.- Problems of Exceptional Children: The Gifted and the Limited.- Psychosis, Phychosomatic Illness and Chronic Illness in Children.- Making Unwanted Children Wanted: Preparation for Parenthood.- Healthy Attitudes Toward Developing Masculine and Feminine Roles.- Psychotherapy for the Whole Family.- The Influence of Mass Media (Television) on Children — Prosocial Aspects.- Creative Leisure for Children and Families.- Mental Health and School.- Alcohol and Drug Abuse.- Physical Surroundings and Environmental Influences.- Children’s Right/Patients’ Rights and Child Advocacy.- Religion and Mental Health in Children.- Self-help and Mutual Aid.

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