by Catherine Jackson - £7.95 CoramBAAF (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781907585432 | ISBN 10: 1907585435
Prospective adopters and carers are often faced with the prospect of having to decide whether they can care for a child with a health need or condition they know little about and have no direct experience of. It can be difficult to know where to turn for reliable information. What lies behind the diagnoses and "labels" that many looked after children bring with them? And what will it be like to live with them? How will they benefit from family life?
The Parenting Matters series addresses those concerns. Each title provides expert knowledge about a particular condition, coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style. Adopters and foster carers also describe what it is like to parent an affected child, "telling it like it is", sharing their parenting experiences and offering useful advice.
This combination of expert information and first-hand experiences will help readers to gain knowledge, achieve understanding, and to make informed decisions.
Parenting a Child with Mental Health Issues explains mental disorders generally and how they may manifest in children. Outlines the risk of mental disorder in a child from a family with a history of mental disorder, and the factors (genetic and environmental) that can put these children at greater risk. Explores what is known about the physiological processes that may explain a child's behaviours and higher vulnerability to mental disorder.
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