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Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

A Responsive Approach to Communities, 1st Edition

Edited by Taiwo Afuape, Inga-Britt Krause


218 pages

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Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services weaves together different strands of mental health work undertaken in one inner-city Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service by professionals working in a range of ways. In particular, it provides examples of how an urban CAMH service has been responsive to, and influenced by, local circumstances, resources and knowledge. The book explores the relationship between professionals and the community context, which provides the background to the lives of individual service users and the families they serve, and how this relationship is integral to the development of a responsive service.

The chapters cover a range of settings and approaches, addressing the social, cultural, political and community contexts impacting on children, young people and families. In this way Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services explores challenges and issues emerging in a responsive approach to child and family work in all community settings whether they be urban, suburban or rural.

Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is intended for mental health and social care professionals involved in therapeutic, social and pastoral work with children, young people, families and communities. The book will be of interest to policy-makers, mental health and social care professionals, health visitors, general practitioners, nurses and midwives , as well as to trainees in these professions including trainee clinical psychologists, social workers or psychoanalytic and systemic psychotherapists. It will also appeal to those interested in responsive communities and critical approaches to therapeutic interventions in mental health work, psychology, psychotherapy and counselling.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface List of tables and diagrams Notes on contributors Chapter 1. Introduction Inga-Britt Krause & Taiwo Afuape PART 1. PROVIDING SERVICES, THINKING COMMUNITIES Chapter 2. An Urban Community: Where, Whom and What does it Mean? Inga-Britt Krause Chapter 3. Creative Resistance and Collaborative Relationships: Working with Inner-City Young People and Families Taiwo Afuape PART 2. PREVENTION AND ACCESSIBILITY IN CHILDREN’S CENTRES AND GENERAL PRACTICE Chapter 4. Delivering Family Mental Health Services in Urban Children’s Centres Rachel James & Kanan Padya-Smith Chapter 5 ‘Border Crossings’: Reflections on Undertaking Brief Psychoanalytic Therapeutic Work in Community and Primary Care Settings Louise Emanuel Chapter 6. A Radical Synthesis: Child Psychotherapy in the Community and Community in Child Psychotherapy Leila Bargawi & Louise O’Dwyer PART 3. PREVENTION AND ACCESSIBILITY IN SCHOOLS Chapter 7. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Secondary Schools. How Theory Links to Practice Chris Glenn Chapter 8. Young Men in the Eye of the Storm: Group Intervention with Young Men in Schools Zoe Dale Chapter 9. Does Community CAMHS Miss a Trick? A F.A.S.T Approach to Preventative Work in the Community Esther Usiskin-Cohen PART 4. CHALLENGING OUR ASSUMPTIONS: LEARNING FROM COMMUNITIES Chapter 10. A Systemic Approach to Community in Family: Working with Family Mental Health Doreen Robinson Chapter 11. Developmental Hope: Rethinking Professional Roles and Values Ana Rivadulla Crespo Chapter 12. Making meaning around Female Genital Mutilation: from contentious debate to ethical dialogue Taiwo Afuape & Inga-Britt Krause Chapter 13. Working Together: Unearthing Community Connections in Parental Mental Health Jasmine T. Chin with contributions from ‘D’ Chapter 14. Concluding Reflections Taiwo Afuape & Inga-Britt Krause

About the Editors

Taiwo Afuape is a clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist, currently working for the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust in a Psychology and Psychotherapy Adult Mental Health department and for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in a CAMHS. Previously, she has worked with transitional populations, torture survivors in a Human Rights charity and adults in a mental health Systemic Service. She published ‘Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma’ in July 2011.

Inga-Britt Krause is a social anthropologist and a systemic psychotherapist. She has set up cross-cultural services in London and for the past 14 years has been Training & Development Consultant for Race & Equity in the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, working towards the integration of race, culture and ethnicity as important issues in clinical practice and training. Her published books include Therapy Across Culture (1998)and Culture and Madness. A Training Resource Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals (2015) with Begum Maitra.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health