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Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention With Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy

Edited by Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Contributing Authors: Karin Barnes, PhD, OTR/L; Beata Batorowicz, MSc, OT Reg(Ont); Alison Beck, PhD, OTR/L; Sharon Brandenburger Shasby, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Lisa Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L; Janet  V. DeLany, DEd, OTR/L, FAOTA; Donna Downing, MS, OTR/L; Gillian A. King, PhD; Laurette Olson, PhD, OTR/L; Theresa M. Petrenchik, PhD, OTR/L; Andrea B. Sherwin, PhD, OTR/L; Anne A. Poulsen, PhD; and Kimberly Vogel, EdD, OTR/L

This important new text provides a framework for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants that can be applied in all children and youth practice settings. The content lays a foundation for conceptualizing the role of occupational therapy in mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention when working with children and youth—those with and without disabilities, mental illness, or both—in schools and community settings. Reflecting a public health approach to occupational therapy services at the universal, targeted, and intensive levels, the emphasis is on helping all children develop and maintain positive affect, positive psychological and social functioning, productive activities, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Highlights—
Chapter 1: Promotion of Positive Mental Health in Children and Youth
Chapter 2: Occupational Therapy Process
Chapter 3: Major Approaches Useful in Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth
Chapter 4: Pathways to Positive Development
Chapter 5: Development and Implementation of Groups to Foster Social Participation and Mental Health
Chapter 6: Enduring Challenges and Situational Stressors During the School Years
Chapter 7: Occupational Therapy for Youth at Risk of Psychosis and Those With Identified Mental Illness
Chapter 8: Autism
Chapter 9: Children and Youth With Disabilities
Chapter 10: Occupational Therapy for Children With Severe Emotional Disturbance in Alternative Educational Settings
Chapter 11: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Learning Disabilities
Chapter 12: Promoting Mental Health, Social Participation, and Self-Determination in the Transition From School to Adult Life

Additional Details:

SKU: 1260
ISBN: 978-1-56900-307-7
Product Type: Book
Year Published: 2011

Publisher:
  • AOTA Press
Audience:
  • Practitioner
Purpose:
  • Practice
Topics:
  • Mental Health
Keywords:
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Autism
  • Intervention
  • Disabilities
  • Transitions
  • Book
  • mental
  • Health
  • Bazyk
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Promotion
  • Prevention
  • Therapy