Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth

Journal of Youth and Adolescents, 41, 1600–1612. Fasula, A., Miller, K., & Wiener, J. (2007). The sexual double standard in African American adolescent women's sexual risk reduction socialization. Women & Health, 46, 3–21.

Author: Alfiee M. Breland-Noble

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319255019

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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This handbook fills major gaps in the child and adolescent mental health literature by focusing on the unique challenges and resiliencies of African American youth. It combines a cultural perspective on the needs of the population with best-practice approaches to interventions. Chapters provide expert insights into sociocultural factors that influence mental health, the prevalence of particular disorders among African American adolescents, ethnically salient assessment and diagnostic methods, and the evidence base for specific models. The information presented in this handbook helps bring the field closer to critical goals: increasing access to treatment, preventing misdiagnosis and over hospitalization, and reducing and ending disparities in research and care. Topics featured in this book include: The epidemiology of mental disorders in African American youth. Culturally relevant diagnosis and assessment of mental illness. Uses of dialectical behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Community approaches to promoting positive mental health and psychosocial well-being. Culturally relevant psychopharmacology. Future directions for the field. The Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in child and school psychology, public health, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, family medicine, and social work.

Promoting the Health of Adolescents

chological , affective , and social components relevant to health and illness , such as issues related to coping abilities , emotional health , and interpersonal relations . Older adolescents are also more likely to recognize personal ...

Author: Susan G. Millstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198023869

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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Chronic diseases and premature death can often be linked to social, environmental, and behavioral factors that are subject to modification, especially during adolescence when many habits--both good and bad--are formed. In order to effectively encourage good health-related behaviors among adolescents, health providers need an integrated understanding of the many factors involved. This volume fills that need by providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date review of the pertinent issues, including in-depth discussions on adolescent sexuality, substance abuse, the future of adolescent health promotion, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and health-related behaviors. The outstanding group of contributors represents a wide variety of disciplines and offers proven techniques and approaches that can help future adults enjoy longer, safer, more productive lives. With an emphasis on practical solutions, Promoting the Health of Adolescents will be of value to health and social scientists, health care providers, educators, and administrators who plan and implement programs for adolescent health.

Reproductive Health and Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

Sexual activity is common in adolescents and sexual knowledge and information about potential risks and safety precautions may or may not be factual. Sexual health discussions with young adults should be held in private settings and ...

Author: Gwendolyn P Quinn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400724921

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Reproductive medicine is a growing field with new technology emerging faster than we can assess consumer’s perceptions of –the number of cancer survivors are growing and there is a great need to attend to their quality of life-this book addresses the needs of males and females, identifies effective communication strategies and proactive measures for health care professionals and researchers to use as well as identifying gaps in the literature where more research is needed.

Forensic Issues in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Since 1993 she has worked at St Andrew's Healthcare with adolescents with developmental disabilities, mental health problems and challenging behaviours, and runs its Duke of Edinburgh scheme. She has special interests in the areas of ...

Author: Ernest Gralton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857003461

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Adolescents with developmental disabilities are a complex population who require specialised treatment and care. This interdisciplinary text examines the processes involved in working with this client group in forensic settings, and explores the ways in which their needs differ from those of other young people who engage in high risk behaviour or offending. The book covers assessment, intervention and treatment options for adolescents with a wide range of developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, developmental traumatology, and complex comorbidities. It describes the obstacles, challenges and opportunities to consider when working with this population, and the role played by various professionals, including forensic psychiatry and psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, education, art psychotherapy and social work. The book also outlines the issues to consider when working in secure and community settings as well as the legal aspects of working with this client group, and the complex issues surrounding risk assessment. The first comprehensive account of forensic issues in adolescents with developmental disabilities, this book will be an indispensible primary resource for a wide range of professionals, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, developmental paediatricians, social workers and youth workers, lawyers and advocates.

Adolescent Females Reproductive Health in Nigeria

The multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Nigerian society belongs to those developing countries where adolescents age ... While reliable statistics on health issues are hardly available in Nigeria, it is estimated that over 60 percent of ...

Author: Kingsley Ufuoma Omoyibo

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000087934661

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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The multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Nigerian society belongs to those developing countries where adolescents age 15-19 years, make up for the largest and growing age bracket of the total population. While reliable statistics on health issues are hardly available in Nigeria, it is estimated that over 60 percent of Nigerian women underwent some form of genital mutilation, which is responsible for a multitude of health problems later. Thus, this research explored issues of high political and social relevance in Nigeria as well as in international discussions from the World Health Organization to internationally operating non-governmental organizations of women's rights activists. The study gives a comprehensive discussion of cross-national studies on abortion and contraception, and on the effects of liberalizing the laws on it. The study adopted qualitative methodological techniques for the gathering of data by relying on focus group discussions and interviews of the target population-adolescents, as well as adults, orthodox and unorthodox medical experts. Finally, this empirical research provides a solid basis for further sociological research on the conditions of adolescent females' health and for practical steps in improving the Nigerian health care system.

Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents

The book emphasizes the importance of collaborating with youth and caregivers, importance of addressing issues from a strengths and trauma informed perspective, and of cultural humility practice.

Author: Kirstin Painter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190927844

Category: Medical

Page: 337

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"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 to include definitions, etiology, evidence-based treatments. The book emphasizes the importance of collaborating with youth and caregivers, importance of addressing issues from a strengths and trauma informed perspective, and of cultural humility practice. A unique aspect of the book is the presentation of real life case studies allowing the reader to apply the information in each section of the book. Each diagnosis is presenting in two chapters. The first chapter discusses the DSM criteria, biological aspects of the disorder, differential diagnosing, followed by a case study applying the diagnostic criteria. The second chapter presents evidenced based treatments and medications. Presentation of how to access evidenced based treatments for each diagnosis is provided. Followed by a discussion of the outcomes of the case studies from the previous chapter"--

Adolescent Health in the Middle East and North Africa

In accordance with the importance of growth assessment and proper standardization, the WHO has established the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent health (GAMA) in collaboration with worldwide organizations including UNAIDS, ...

Author: Caroline Barakat

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030921071

Category: Electronic books

Page: 200

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This 2-volumeset focuses on adolescent health in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), and presents the latest research on the health risk behaviours and social behaviours that adolescents from the MENA region engage in. While there has been a surge in peer-reviewed research publications on population health in the MENA region in the last couple of decades, very few books offer a resource to address the diverse negative influences that disproportionately affect adolescents and children in the MENA region, including increased tobacco consumption culture, low emphasis on physical activity, increased sedentary behaviours, weak health policies, and societal issues related to displacement and political conflicts. These books offer a synthesis of current knowledge on adolescent health issues in the MENA region, and aim to provide evidence-informed adolescent health care practices that address current issues related to mental, physical, reproductive and nutritional health. Volume 2 focuses on nutritional and reproductive health in the MENA region, predictive modelling of obesity, determinants of sexual and oral health, HIV, and diabetes. The study will aid health care professionals, policy makers, government organizations and health program planners to assess current policies and practices related to adolescent health in the MENA region, and to identify the best courses of action moving forward. .

Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Adolescents

Adolescence. is a period of transition with a unique set of developmental challenges. Typically, adolescents experience increasing needs ... This chapter reviews the literature on pertinent health issues as they relate to adolescence.

Author: David A. Wolfe

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462515233

Category: Psychology

Page: 719

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Systematic, authoritative, and timely, this is an outstanding reference and text for anyone working with or studying adolescents. More than 50 leading experts comprehensively review current knowledge on adolescent externalizing disorders, internalizing disorders, developmental disorders, personality and health-related disorders, gender identity and sexual disorders, and maltreatment and trauma. Chapters identify the core features of each disorder; explore its etiology, course, and outcome; address diagnostic issues specific to adolescents; and describe effective assessment and treatment approaches. The book also provides an integrative conceptual framework for understanding both healthy and maladaptive adolescent development.

Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents

Multi-level prevention of human trafficking: the role of health care professionals. Prev Med. 2018;114:164–7. 31. Jones N, Gamson J, Fisher S, Fucella P, Lee V, Zolala-Tovar V. Experiences of youth in the sex trade in the Bay Area.

Author: Kanani E. Titchen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030433673

Category: Medical

Page: 353

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Human trafficking is an increasingly large issue in medicine, particularly for the adolescent population. The pubertal and neurologic development of early- and mid-adolescence may serves as a foothold for trauma bonds and human trafficking. To date, there are few case studies of human trafficking in the medical literature. More often, these cases are missed, and human trafficking patients are unlikely to disclose their victimization to their physicians for multiple reasons. As a result, physicians fail to ask key questions and fail to notice important red flags for human trafficking. Research shows that this is primarily due to a lack of medical training and awareness and a resultant denial on the part of many physicians that victims of human trafficking present to their clinics or specialties./div This book provides clinicians with a case-based guide to scenarios they may encounter in their practice that involve human trafficking. These cases include those involving sex trafficking and labor trafficking; male and female and transgender victims; victims from a range of racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds; as well as presentations of adolescent and young adult victims to fields such as adolescent medicine, general pediatrics, neonatology, rheumatology, transplant medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology, in addition to the stereotypical presentations to emergency departments. Each case is followed by a discussion that highlights key aspects of human trafficking in adolescent and young adult patients. These discussions also reference the growing body of research on human trafficking, orient the reader to medico-legal aspects of reporting human trafficking in the adolescent and young adult populations, and feature useful questions, exercises, and resources to promote discussion among those medical professionals who interact with adolescent medicine and young adult patients. Written by physicians, legal advocates and lawyers, Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents is the definitive guide for all clinicians who care for adolescent patients. It is also a useful resource for mental health professionals and social workers.

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Primary Care Settings A particular component of the service delivery system, primary care medical practice, merits special attention in regard to adolescent mental health. In a typical year, over 70% of young people visit a primary care ...

Author: Dwight L. Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195173642

Category: Medical

Page: 859

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