Annotation: This book, written for primary practitioners, offers comprehensive guidelines for the mental health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents from birth through age 21. It is organized into several parts: making mental health supervision accessible, developmental chapters, and bridge topics. The first part on accessibility issues discusses the management of time and reimbursement issues, continuity of care, training, cultural competence, attitudes about mental health, and coordination and referral tools for the health professional. The second part is organized into subsections by the developmental periods of infancy, early-, middle-childhood, and adolescence; and includes age-appropriate topics on self, family, friends, and community. Each subsection provides recommended office and community practices, tools, and checklists. Part three contains "bridge topics" that address the most common mental health problems and mental disorders occurring in childhood and adolescence. The appendix contains diagnostic criteria from Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and The Classification of Child and Adolescent Mental Diagnoses in Primary Care: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care (DSM-PC) Child and Adolescent Version. The book concludes with an index. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau].
Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.html Available from the website. Document Number: BF0900-003 (2 v. set); ISBN 1-57285-072-8.
Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Bright Futures, Child health supervision, Child mental health, Developmental stages, Diagnosis, Family relations, Guidelines, Infants, Mental health, Primary care, Psychosocial development, Self concept, Socialization, Young children