Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Third Edition

handbook_Infant_Mental_HealthWidely regarded as the standard reference in a burgeoning field, this state-of-the-art handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of developmental, clinical, and social aspects of mental health from birth to the preschool years. Leading authorities explore models of development; biological, family, and sociocultural risk and protective factors; and frequently encountered disorders and disabilities. Evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment are presented, with an emphasis on ways to support strong parent/n-/child relationships. The volume reviews the well-documented benefits of early intervention and prevention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, childcare, and child welfare settings.

Edited by Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD
ISBN: 978-1-60623-315-3
Cat #3315
Pub Date: July 2009

New to This Edition
  • Reflects significant scientific and clinical advances.
  • More than 25 new chapters.
  • Cutting-edge assessment and intervention models.
  • Important findings on brain development and early experiences.
  • Explores key gains in understanding and treating autism, language delays, trauma, attachment disorders, and more.