Widely 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
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.