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Public Health for Children

2nd Edition

Edited by Diane DeBell

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278 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Description

This re-titled new edition of Public Health Practice and the School-age Population has been updated and expanded to include children of all ages. Following radical changes in public health provision, Public Health for Children, Second Edition examines the implications for children and young adults as well as for those who provide care, prevention, and health promotion services. It also explores the challenges created by these significant structural and functional changes.

Written by experts in the field, each chapter takes a practical approach to support learning and teaching. The book examines the health and well-being of children by revisiting the full range of public health practice from analysis to action, including the work of epidemiology and community interventions that seek to improve health. The book does this by examining the three locations that children inhabit as they grow and develop into adulthood: home, school, and the community.

This edition includes new chapters on various topics including policy changes, childhood poverty, pre-school children, health and social care services for school-age children, challenges in adolescent health and well-being, neurosciences, complex health needs, and long-term conditions.

Demystifying the planning and delivery of public health services for children, the book provides authoritative insights into the needs of the children and how professionals can best attend to those needs. It includes case studies, key issues, and discussion points in each chapter to reinforce understanding.

Reviews

"This book brings together experts from a range of disciplines and shows how a deeper insight into societal problems can help us to make a difference both in public policy and in the lives of individual troubled children."

—From the Foreword by Sir David Hall, Emeritus Professor of Community Paediatrics, University of Sheffield; and Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE CHILD IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BRITAIN

Background and Context

Diane DeBell

Children and Young People’s Health: A Legal Context

Leslie Gelling

Difference and Diversity as Determinants of Health: Ethnicity, Gender and Disability

Simon Forrest and Theresa Nash

The Changing Landscape of Child Protection

June Thoburn

PART 2: THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY

Foundation Years: The Foundations of Health

Sarah Cowley

Approaches to Parenting

Maggie Fisher and Diane DeBell

PART 3: THE CHILD IN SCHOOL

The School as Location for Health Promotion

Diane DeBell and Margaret Buttigieg

PART 4: THE CHILD IN THE COMMUNITY

Young People, Leisure and Health

Simon Bradford and Yvonne McNamara

Vulnerable Children

Jane V. Appleton

PART 5: HEALTH QUESTIONS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Dawn Rees and Dinah Morley

The Child’s Perspective and Service Delivery

Index

About the Editor

Diane DeBell, Emeritus Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health