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  • So Young, So Sad, So Listen. A parents’ guide to depression in children and young people

    This book, written by two experts in child and adolescent mental health, describes how to recognise depression and what causes it; and provides guidance on how parents can support their child, including up-to-date advice on seeking professional help.

    Authors: Graham, P., Midgley, N.

  • Essentials of Ideal-Type Analysis A Qualitative Approach to Constructing Typologies

    The book presents ideal-type analysis, a qualitative data analysis technique researchers may use to construct typologies. The authors ground the method in its sociological roots, clearly describe and illustrate the seven steps of ideal-type analysis, and base their discussion of the method's benefits and limitations on their own research experiences.

    Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keeffe, S., Midgley, N.

  • Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma: A Three-Track Psychodynamic Approach

    Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma offers a contemporary three-track psychodynamic treatment model to mental health professionals working with traumatised children and their caregivers.

    Authors: Vliegen, N., Tang, E., Midgley, N., Luyten, P., Fonagy, P.

  • Constructs associated with youth crime and violence amongst 6-18 year olds: A systematic review of systematic reviews

    The aim of the present research was to identify constructs associated with youth crime and violence amongst 6-18 year olds. A systematic review of systematic reviews of constructs associated with youth crime and violence was conducted.

    Authors: Ullman, R., Lereya, S. T., Glendinnin, F., Deighton, J., Labno, A., Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J.

  • Testing the structure of the BERRI using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis

    The BERRI is a practitioner-reported mental health and psych-adjustment measure for children and young people who are in care. Using data from care settings, this study examined the psychometric properties of the BERRI.

    Authors: Viziteu, A. D., Costa da Silva, L., Edbooke-Childs, J., Hillman, S., Silver, M., Westlake, M., Harju-Seppänen, J.

  • Defining young people’s mental health self-care: a systematic review and co-development approach

    This study combines perspectives from the academic literature and young people to co-develop a definition of young people's mental health self-care. A systematic review identified how self-care had been conceptualised in existing research, and these concepts were evaluated and extended in a workshop with young people to produce the final definition.

    Authors: Truscott, A, Hayes, D., Bardsley, T., Choksi, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J.

  • A community‑based approach to identifying and prioritising young people’s mental health needs in their local communities

    We consulted with over 290 young people and professionals in Northern Devon to identify locally relevant priorities for supporting young people's mental health. Three priorities' were identified: 1) identity and belonging; 2) mental health awareness and literacy; and 3) diverse opportunities for education, employment, and leisure. This work is being used to develop community-based support for young people in Northern Devon.

    Authors: Santana de Lima, E., Preece, C., Potter, K., Goddard, E., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Hobbs, T., Fonagy, P.

  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of the type and prevalence of mental health disorders and symptoms among children living in residential care

    This study systematically reviewed all research estimating the prevalence of mental health disorders and symptoms among children living in residential care provision like the UK. The findings highlight the high prevalence of mental health difficulties among this population and the need for further research to guide policy and practice in different countries.

    Authors: Westlake M. F., Hillman S., Kerr-Davies A., Viziteu A., Silver M., Dykiert D.

  • Readability of commonly used quality of life outcome measures for youth self-report

    Self-report measures are central in capturing young people’s perspectives on mental health concerns and treatment outcomes. Our study suggests a frequent mismatch between the reading difficulty of quality of life self-report measures for preadolescent children and this group’s expected reading ability.

    Authors: Karolin R. Krause, Jenna Jacob, Peter Szatmari & Daniel Hayes

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