Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment

Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment : A guide to assisting families

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This book is an essential guide for parent advisors and counsellors, to helping parents take charge of their children's mental health care. The book is divided into four parts for easy reference: Part 1 addresses important skills you will want to hone, such as listening, collaboration, priority setting, and group management. Part 2 describes the mental health system and gives guidance for helping parents obtain appropriate treatment for their child. Part 3 covers working with the school system and the different special education options families should consider. Part 4 explains education laws and how they should be used to ensure children receive all the appropriate services they need.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195320905
  • 9780195320909

Table of contents

1. Introduction and Background Information ; 2. Overview and Assessment ; PART I: BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR WORKING WITH PARENTS ; 3. Listening, Engagement, and Collaboration Skills ; 4. Boundary-Setting Skills ; 5. Priority-Setting Skills ; 6. Group Management Skills ; PART II: ASSISTING PARENTS IN NAVIGATING THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM ; 7. Getting a Mental Health Evaluation ; 8. Understanding Psychiatric Diagnoses ; 9. Considering Mental Health Treatments ; 10. Working With Providers ; 11. Specific Disorders ; PART III: MEETING CHILDREN'S NEEDS WITHIN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ; 12. Making Home and School Partnerships Work ; 13. School-Based Options for Special Education ; 14. Other Options for Special Education ; PART IV: EDUCATION LAWS FAMILIES SHOULD KNOW ; 15. Overview of Federal Education Laws ; 16. Individual Education Plan Versus Section 504 Plan ; APPENDIXES ; A Resources ; B About the Parent Empowerment Program ; C Index of Parent Handouts and Important Points for Parent Advisors
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