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Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Social Workers

Kirstin Painter and Maria Scannapieco

Abstract

Understanding Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Social Workers provides a practical guide for social workers on promoting positive mental health in youth from a system of care perspective. Social workers will gain an understanding of the scope of mental health issues in youth, along with definitions, etiology, and evidence-based treatments. The book emphasizes the importance of collaborating with youth and caregivers, addressing issues from a strengths and trauma-informed perspective, and cultural humility practice. A unique aspect of the book is the presentation ... More

Keywords: evidence-based treatment, child protective services, cultural humility, strengths-based practice, youth mental health, trauma-informed practice, diagnosis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190927844
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190927844.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirstin Painter, author
Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Maria Scannapieco, author
Distinguished University Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington