Now, more than ever, we need caring professionals who are willing to help children and families meet life's challenges. Introduction to Abnormal Child & Adolescent Psychology (4e) is designed to help you understand common childhood disorders, their causes, and their evidence-based treatment.
The text approaches children's problems from the perspective of developmental psychopathology: child development is best understood in the context of biological, psychological, and social-cultural risk and protective factors over time. It also emphasizes the importance of integrating psychological research and compassionate practice to help children and families in need.
Not every student will become a mental health professional, but most will have an opportunity to positively affect the life of a child. As a parent, teacher, healthcare provider, coach, tutor, or mentor, we can all promote the well-being of children and families. This book is designed to help you make a positive impact using psychological science.