Handbook of Infant Mental Health

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Published USA, 2009 (3rd edition)
Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this state-of-the-art handbook addresses all aspects of research and clinical practice related to infant mental health. Leading authorities present vital knowledge on typical and atypical development from birth through the preschool years and identify what works in helping children and families at risk. The third edition has been significantly revised to reflect major scientific and clinical advances. The handbook explores the multiple contexts of early development of early development, from the infant's own genetics and neurobiology to parent-child relationships, families and culture. Contributors delve into the complexity of risk factors and processes in infant mental health, examining the effects of poverty, violence, parental depression or substance abuse, adolescent motherhood and other challenges. Chapters illuminate factors that promote strong relationships and protect individuals against adversity. Comprehensive in content, this text belongs on the desks of clinicians who work with parents and infants.

Charles Zeanah is Professor of Clinical Paediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, USA.
Paperback. 622 pages
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