Many practitioners lack the training to deal competently with acute and chronic health issues presented by their young clients and students. Providing an innovative inter-professional model, Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions provides a multi-disciplinary approach so that practitioners from a diverse range of helping fields, working in hospitals, out-patient clinics, agencies and schools, may be better equipped to foster children's resilience and build on their emotional strengths. This is a vital tool for a broad range of health care professionals, including social workers, school counselors, play therapists, nurses, and many others.
Foreword, by Barbara Sourkes, PhD. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I. Overview And Introduction: Theoretical Framework for Collaborative Practice. Chapter 1 When a Young Person's Health Becomes Problematic ( Nancy Boyd Webb, and Rose A. Bartone ). Chapter 2 The Emotional Impact of Illness on the Individual and the Family ( Cindy Dell Clark ). Chapter 3 The Economic, Social, and Cultural Context of Health Care ( Virginia Rondero Hernandez ). Part II. Helping Approaches of Practitioners in Different Settings. Chapter 4 A Behavioral Pediatrician's Perspective on Helping Children Recover from Traumatic Medical Experiences ( Joan Lovett ). Chapter 5 Child Life Practice in Hospitals ( Deborah Vilas ). Chapter 6 Working with Families of Medically Challenged Youth ( Jennifer Baggerly ). Chapter 7 School-Based Interventions for Children and Youth with Medical Conditions ( Suzanne C. Griffith, and Rosemary Doyle ). Chapter 8 School Social Work Interventions for Medically Compromised Children and Youth ( Linda Openshaw ). Chapter 9 Strength-Based Group Work with Children ( Ariel Allena Botta ). Chapter 10 Play and Expressive Therapies with the Medically Challenged Child and Adolescent ( Nancy Boyd Webb ). Chapter 11 Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Children with Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness ( Paul Thayer ). Part III. Challenges and Issues Associated with Chronic, Ongoing, Recurring Physical Conditions and Disabilities. Chapter 12 Medical Conditions Present at Birth ( Patrick Shannon ). Chapter 13 Conditions that Appear During Early Childhood ( Roxia Bullock ). Chapter 14 Other Conditions that May Occur in Childhood or Adolescence (M. Carlean Gilbert ). Part IV. Acute Health Crises. Chapter 15 Outpatient Counseling for Children and Youth with Life-Threatening Conditions ( Douglas Davies, and Nancy Boyd Webb ). Chapter 16 Hospital Treatment of Children and Youth with Life-Threatening Conditions ( Elaine C. Meyer ). Chapter 17 Helping in the ER After Accidents and Traumatic Injury ( Leslie H. Wind ). Part V. Challenges and Guidelines for Helping. Chapter 18 The Challenge of Maintaining Hope and Fostering Resiliency: Implications for Youth, Families and Practitioners ( Nancy Boyd Webb ). Appendix. Child-, Youth-, Family-Related and Health-Related Professional Organizations. Training Programs and Certificates Related to Helping Medically-Challenged Youth and Families. Child-, Youth-, Family Health-Related Professional Journals. Additional Health-Related Resources for Youth and Families. About the Editor. About the Contributors. Author Index. Subject Index.