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Children in Mind : Their mental health in today's world and what we can do to help them

Children in Mind : Their mental health in today's world and what we can do to help them

Publisher : Wits University Press
SKU: 9781776147472
R 300,00
Children in Mind is an accessible and up-to-date guide for parents, therapists and professionals who work with children with emotional and behavioural problems. Psychologist, Jenny Perkel presents a range of current local and international research findings relevant to children's mental health in the South African context
Current research shows that certain childhood mental disorders are diagnosed more frequently today than in previous generations. Many of today's children and teenagers are more unhappy, anxious and distressed than young people used to be. In this highly informative book, child psychologist Jenny Perkel explores in depth why this might be so, highlighting what modern-day South African children and adolescents are experiencing and the environment in which they are being raised. Children in Mind presents a broad range of up-to-date findings from psychological, neurobiological, genetic, psychiatric, sociological and epidemiological research related to the diagnosis and treatment of children's mental health problems. Theoretically informed but not theoretically dense, the book cites both local and international studies to increase awareness and understanding of children's mental health. Perkel discusses a broad spectrum of issues faced by today's children and adolescents: the Covid-19 pandemic, the influence of electronic media, diverse family structures, stress and trauma, and difficult socio-economic circumstances. While offering no easy answers or formulaic solutions to the problems of troubled children, she shows how to think about children's mental well-being in today's South Africa. Children in Mind is an invaluable resource for all those who work with troubled children and adolescents: psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators and parents. The author's informed and compassionate approach will help equip professionals and parents to help young people navigate complex issues and make adjustments in their behaviour in order to live more balanced and happier lives.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781776147472
Publisher Wits University Press
Contributor By (author) Jenny Perkel
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 206
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 156 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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Current research shows that certain childhood mental disorders are diagnosed more frequently today than in previous generations. Many of today's children and teenagers are more unhappy, anxious and distressed than young people used to be. In this highly informative book, child psychologist Jenny Perkel explores in depth why this might be so, highlighting what modern-day South African children and adolescents are experiencing and the environment in which they are being raised. Children in Mind presents a broad range of up-to-date findings from psychological, neurobiological, genetic, psychiatric, sociological and epidemiological research related to the diagnosis and treatment of children's mental health problems. Theoretically informed but not theoretically dense, the book cites both local and international studies to increase awareness and understanding of children's mental health. Perkel discusses a broad spectrum of issues faced by today's children and adolescents: the Covid-19 pandemic, the influence of electronic media, diverse family structures, stress and trauma, and difficult socio-economic circumstances. While offering no easy answers or formulaic solutions to the problems of troubled children, she shows how to think about children's mental well-being in today's South Africa. Children in Mind is an invaluable resource for all those who work with troubled children and adolescents: psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators and parents. The author's informed and compassionate approach will help equip professionals and parents to help young people navigate complex issues and make adjustments in their behaviour in order to live more balanced and happier lives.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781776147472
Publisher Wits University Press
Contributor By (author) Jenny Perkel
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 206
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 156 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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