Publisher: AOTA Press
Edited by Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
This publication provides a foundation for conceptualizing occupational therapy's role in promoting mental health when working with children and youth in schools and community settings. Chapters emphasize helping children develop and maintain positive mental health, which is reflected in the presence of positive affect and psychological and social functioning, productive activities, and resilience in the face of adversity.
Occupational therapists may need assistance in expanding services to include promotion and prevention activities, in addition to intervention with mental health disorders. To that end, this book has the following objectives:
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ContentsPart 1. Laying the Foundation—Reframing Occupational TherapyChapter 1. Promotion of Positive Mental Health in Children and YouthChapter 2. Occupational Therapy ProcessChapter 3. Major Approaches Useful in Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children and YouthChapter 4. Pathways to Positive DevelopmentChapter 5. Development and Implementation of Groups to Foster Social Participation and Mental Health
Part 2. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Diverse Groups of Children and YouthChapter 6. Enduring Challenges and Situational Stressors During the School YearsChapter 7. Occupational Therapy for Youth at Risk of Psychosis and Those With Identified Mental IllnessChapter 8. AutismChapter 9. Children and Youth With DisabilitiesChapter 10. Occupational Therapy for Children With Severe Emotional Disturbance in Alternative Educational SettingsChapter 11. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Learning DisabilitiesChapter 12. Promoting Mental Health, Social Participation, and Self-Determination in the Transition From School to Adult Life
978-1-56900-307-7 (print), 302 pages, 2011978-1-56900-470-8 (ebook)
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