ERIC Number: ED455472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Early Intervention in Conduct Problems in Children. Clinical Approaches to Early Intervention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 3.
Sanders, Matthew R.; Gooley, Shylaja; Nicholson, Jan
Conduct problems represent a complex set of symptoms and can have a range of negative effects in many areas of a child's life, including ongoing development; family functioning; peer relationships; and learning. These problems generally appear during the preschool years and early identification and intervention are critical to their treatment. This book serves as a reference guide to assist mental health professionals to detect and treat some forms of conduct problems in children during their early years. The guidelines may also be helpful for parents and teachers working with children's behavior problems. The development of these guidelines is based on a multidisciplinary approach and principles outlined by the National Health and Medical Council in Australia. Following an introduction in chapter 1, chapter 2 includes classification of conduct problems and describes the course; outcomes; prevalence; and risk factors for conduct problems in children. Chapter 3 contains a discussion of the identification, assessment, and diagnosis of conduct problems in children. Chapter 4 considers the efficacy of the main psychological intervention in management of conduct problems along with a review of pharmacological management. Chapter 5 discusses emerging themes for future direction in early intervention. (Contains 371 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior, Behavior Problems, Children, Early Identification, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Health Workers, National Norms, Preschool Children
Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People, c/o CAMHS Southern, Flinders Medical Center, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042. For full text: http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People, Bedford Park, South Australia.
Identifiers - Location: Australia