Working with Behavioural and Emotional Problems in Young People

Walker, Roz, Robinson, Monique, Adermann, Jenny, & Campbell, Marilyn A. (2014) Working with Behavioural and Emotional Problems in Young People. In Dudgeon, Pat, Milroy, Helen, & Walker, Roz (Eds.) Working Together : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental and Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice [2nd Edition]. Commonwealth of Australia, ACT, Australia, pp. 383-397.

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This chapter outlines specific issues relating to behavioural and emotional problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. It describes the most common disorders and their consequences, and how young Aboriginal people are at higher risk for developing such problems than other young Australians. The chapter also discusses the importance of psychosocial, cultural and environmental issues that need to be recognised in assessing and treating Aboriginal young people with behavioural and emotional problems. Issues concerning the delivery of both universal and culturally responsive prevention and intervention programs to address social and emotional wellbeing and mental health are discussed and possible interventions to enhance student engagement at school are provided. Finally, a range of mental health services for Aboriginal families which offer a culturally responsive approach to mental health treatment are listed.

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ID Code: 70391
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, behavioural problems, emotional problems, mental health, young people
ISBN: 9780977597536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Commonwealth of Australia
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2014 06:25
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 17:02

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