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Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Linking Social Skills to the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
     

Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders: Linking Social Skills to the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

by Jennifer Resetar Volz, Tara Snyder, Michael Sterba
 

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Research and experience show that children and adolescents who struggle with emotional, behavioral and social problems do improve when they learn prosocial skills. Social skill instruction, therefore, can be a vital component in the treatment planning for a child diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders is a

Overview

Research and experience show that children and adolescents who struggle with emotional, behavioral and social problems do improve when they learn prosocial skills. Social skill instruction, therefore, can be a vital component in the treatment planning for a child diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders is a guide for therapists, counselors, psychologists, educators, and other practitioners trying to help these youth get better.

In this book, you'll find an introduction to the DSM-IV-TR and other mental health assessment and evaluation tools and how to individualize treatment plans while considering children's developmental, cultural, behavioral, emotional social, genetic, and biological variables.

Following a discussion of the importance and effectiveness of skill teaching in the treatment of mental health disorders, the authors provide a series of charts that list the social skills that caregivers and treatment providers might target for each of more than a hundred DSM-IV-TR diagnoses common for children and adolescents. Finally, examples of treatment plans show you how social skills can be integrated into plans across different settings and levels of care - home and school, foster care, residential group home, and psychiatric facility.

Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders can help and encourage any professional striving to improve the lives of troubled youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934490105
Publisher:
Boys Town Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
860,840
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jennifer Resetar Volz is a licensed psychologist and Dr. Tara Snyder is a licensed mental health professional and provisionally licensed psychologist working with children and families at the Boys Town Behavioral Pediatrics and Family Services Outpatient Clinic. Michael Sterba is the co-author of several books for youth-care and education professionals.

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