Children in Difficulty
A guide to understanding and helping, 3rd Edition
Routledge – 2012 – 288 pages
Written by two leading experts in the field, this welcome third edition of Children in Difficulty: A guide to understanding and helping discusses some of the most common, yet incapacitating, difficulties that are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents.
This includes such topics as:
The third edition of this book includes brand new insights from the fields of genetics and neuroscience and ensures claims for the effectiveness of specific interventions are supported by rigorous, scientific evidence. By drawing upon high level scientific and clinical knowledge and distilling it in a way that is accessible to professionals from a range of child care disciplines, this book will be of significant value to those working in education, health or social care, and anyone who needs to be able to recognise and help children in difficulty.
1. Introduction 2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 3. Attachment Disorder 4. Depression and Self Harm 5. Less common mental health problems 6. Oppositional defiance and conduct problems in young children 7. Disruption in school 8. Dyslexia 9. Traumatic and Stressful Events 10. School Refusal 11. Eating Disorders 12. Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)
Julian Elliott is Principal of Collingwood College, and Professor of Education, at Durham University, UK.
Maurice Place is Visiting Professor of Child & Family Psychiatry at Northumbria University, UK.