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Description - Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents by Ian A. Canino

This revised and updated second edition offers practical guidelines for mental health professionals working with economically disadvantaged children and adolescents from African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds. Ian A. Canino and the late Jeanne Spurlock outline useful theoretical constructs; culturally appropriate assessment strategies; and effective, strengths-based treatment approaches. Clinicians should gain insight into the impact on young people of such social stressors as poverty and discrimination; the ways cultural and socioeconomic differences may come into play in assessment, diagnosis, and service delivery; and the importance of understanding family belief systems and cultural expectations about children's behaviour. Featuring a wealth of clinical vignettes, the second edition has been extensively updated to include recent findings from the literature, revised sections on diagnosis and treatment, and expanded coverage of assessment techniques. Additional attention is also devoted to such special populations as children raised in multiracial or multicultural environments, children in the juvenile justice system, and homeless and runaway children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781572305830
ISBN-10: 1572305835
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ian A. Canino

Ian A. Canino, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Deputy Director of Child Psychiatry Training, and Director of the Community Child Psychiatry Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He has founded a number of professional associations related to the mental health needs of culturally diverse populations and is actively involved as a lecturer and consultant to national and international organizations. The recipient of both state and federal grants to develop and implement a training program that can address the psychological and educational needs of culturally diverse children and adolescents in large urban areas, he has published a series of articles and chapters on child mental health. Jeanne Spurlock, MD, before her death in 1999, was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University and Howard University. Formerly, she served as Deputy Director and Director of the Office of Minority/National Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association, Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health, and Chairperson in the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College.