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.
Table of Contents
PART 1: THE CHILD IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BRITAIN
Background and Context
Children and Young People’s Health: A Legal Context
Difference and Diversity as Determinants of Health: Ethnicity, Gender and Disability
Simon Forrest and Theresa Nash
The Changing Landscape of Child Protection
PART 2: THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY
Foundation Years: The Foundations of Health
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
Jane V. Appleton
PART 5: HEALTH QUESTIONS
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Dawn Rees and Dinah Morley
The Child’s Perspective and Service Delivery
Diane DeBell, Emeritus Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK
"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