Culture and Conflict in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Publish Date: 2008-01-28
- Binding: Paperback
This volume, part of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions' book series 'Working with Children & Adolescents,' aims to bring up-to-date empirically derived knowledge on transcultural themes as they affect child and adolescent mental adjustment, to assist those seeking to understand and ameliorate the mental health problems of children and young people. The contributors represent expert views supported by empirical and clinical experiences. They address first general transcultural issues of relevance for child mental health (i.e. political turmoil, the effects of stigma, anthropological considerations, international adoptions, and the adjustment of specific immigrant groups); secondly, cultural aspects of specific child and adolescent mental health disorders. Thirdly, it covers the training of professionals in transcultural child psychiatry and setting up temporary interventions in war and conflict areas.