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The parents' guide to psychological first aid : helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises

Format: Print Book 2011
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Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office?Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engagingstyle, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; tempertantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, thebook is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" sectionexplores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends."An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, andadversity.
Part 1. HEALTH ISSUES. Toilet training / Patrick C. Friman
Bed wetting / Patrick C. Friman
Sleep problems / Tonya M. Palermo
Overeating and obesity / Elissa Jelalian and Amy F. Sato
Pick eating and concerns about anorexia / Gary X. Lancelotta and Thomas R. Linscheid
Hygiene problems / Monica L. Stevens and Sheila M. Eyberg
Pain and medical procedures / Kathleen L. Lemanek and Michael Joseph
Medical adherence / Ric G. Steele and Timothy D. Nelson
Helping children cope with a visit to the Dentist / Keith D. Allen and Shelley J. Hosterman
Part 2. FAMILY ISSUES. Conversing with your uncommunicative child / Robin M. Deutsch
Coping with the birth of a new sibling / Amanda Gordon
Sibling rivalry / Rebecca A. Jones and Casey J. Moser
Temper tantrums and noncompliance / Alison R. Zisser and Sheila M. Eyberg
Traveling with children / Sanford M. Portnoy and Joan F. Portnoy
Helping your child cope with divorce / Robin M. Beutsch
Siblings in stepfamilies / James H. Bray
Nontraditional families / Nathan D. Doty and Anne E. Kazak
Discussing family secrets with your child / Karen J. Saywitz and Anna S. Romanoff
Witnessing parental arguments or domestic violence / Neena M. Malik and Kristin M. Lindahl
Raising resilient children / Robert B. Brooks and Sam Goldstein
Part 3. SOCIAL AND PEER ISSUES. Helping your child develop and maintain friendships / Kevin M. David and Barry S. Anton
Sportsmanship / Jeffrey L. Brown
Bullying / William S. Pollack and Susan M. Swearer
Homesickness / Brandon G. Briery
Coping with a change in caregiver / Barbara Siegel
Helping children cope with ethnic, religious, and gender differences / Yo Jackson
Part 4. SCHOOL ISSUES. Making sense of report cards / W. Douglas Tynan and Jennifer Shroff Pendley
Starting a new school / Jennifer Shroff Pendley and W. Douglas Tynan
Avoidance and school refusal / Christopher A. Kearney and Courtney Haight
Conflicts with teachers / Meghan McAuliffe Lines and Jennifer Shroff Pendley
Coping with the college application process / Julie A. Fulton
Part 5. ANXIETY ISSUES. Fears and phobias / Wendy K. Silverman
Separation Anxiety Disorder / Sasha Aschenbrand and Anne Marie Albano
Shyness and social anxiety / Deborah C. Beidel, Teresa Marino, and Lindsay Scharfstein
Situational and performance anxiety / Kelly A. O'Neil, Courtney L. Benjamin, Sarah A. Crawley, and Philip C. Kendall
Imaginary companions / Tracy R. Gleason
Part 6. SEXUALITY. Sexuality and preschool- and school-aged children / Jeanne Swickard Hoffman
Masturbation in young children / Carolyn S. Schroeder
Coming out as gay or lesbian / Neena M. Malik and Kristin M. Lindahl
Part 7. ADOLESCENT ISSUES. Dating, boyfriends/girlfriends, break-ups / Joanne Davila and Sara J. Steinberg
Teenage drivers / Gerald P. Koocher
Cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs / Deborah R. Glasofer and David A. F. Haaga
Body image and physical appearance concerns / Heather Shaw and Eric Stice
Suicide risk and self-injury / John D. Guerry, Nadja N. Reilly, and Mitchell J. Prinstein
Part 8. UNIQUE STRESSORS. Grief and loss in children and families / Linda Sayler Gudas
Coping with disaster, terrorism, and other trauma / Robin H. Gurwitch and Merritt Schreiber
How to recognize when your child may need professional help / Gerald P. Koocher and Annette M. La Greca.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As any parent can attest, every news cycle brings warnings of the newest threats facing children. Bullying remains a constant problem, with a new front: social networks. Substance abuse trickles down to elementary schools. Students choke each other to near-unconsciousness for the high. All parents struggle with helping children grow up the right way, certain that the decisions they make on a day-to-day basis will forever affect the outcome of a child's life. While there will never be a manual for parents, this guidebook to psychological first aid deserves a place on every parent's bookshelf. The range of issues discussed is remarkably comprehensive and usefully organized by categories: health, family, social/peer, school, anxiety, sexuality, adolescent, and unique stressors (which includes a chapter on how to determine whether professional counseling is indicated). All chapters provide clear, constructive information and directions that can help both parents and therapists in family counseling settings. While every single decision won't make or break children, this excellent resource will help many adults navigate parenting's difficult decisions.--Tiffany, Matthew Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Child psychology.
Child mental health.
Psychic trauma in children.
Adolescent psychology.
Teenagers -- Mental health.
Psychic trauma in adolescence.
Publisher New York :Oxford University Press,2011
Contributors Koocher, Gerald P.
La Greca, Annette M. (Annette Marie)
Language English
Description xx, 364 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780195381917 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0195381912 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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