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Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises

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ISBN-10: 0195381912

ISBN-13: 9780195381917

Edition: 2011

Authors: Gerald Koocher, Annette La Greca

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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Gerald Koocher is Dean of the School for Health Studies, Simmons College. He is a past president of the American Psychological Association and the author of Ethics in Psychology, Psychologists' Desk Reference, and The Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices. Annette La Greca is Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. She is editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and author of Helping Children Cope With Disasters and Terrorism.

Annettte M. La Greca PhD., Dept. of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

Adolescent Issues - Body image and physical appearance concerns (both sexes)
Adolescent Issues - Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs
Adolescent Issues - Dating - boy/girlfriends - breakups
Adolescent Isuses - Driving (readiness and safety)
Adolescent Issues - Self Injury (Should I be worried about suicide risk?)
Eating Problems - Introducing foods
Weaning children children from bottles
Eating Problems - Overeating and obesity
Eating Problems - Picky eating (and concern about Anorexia)
Sleep Issues: Bedtime resistance nightmares not sleeping in own bed
Toileting - Normal Development
Toileting - Problems [Enuresis and Encopresis]
Health - Dental visits
Health - Hygiene problems (Refusal to bathe, brush teeth, etc.)
Health - Medical procedures (immunization, blood draw, surgical prep)
Health - Medical treatment (adherence issues, as with medication)
Family Issues - Birth of sibling
Family Issues - Blended Families
Family Issues - Communication (parental conversations with an uncommunicative child)
Family Issues - Divorce
Family Issues - Non-Traditional Families
Family Issues - Secrets: (communicating with children on sensitive issues)
Family Issues - Sibling rivalry
Family Issues - Temper tantrums and noncompliance
Family Issues - Traveling (including first plane ride long car rides handling family vacations)
Family Issues - Witnessing parental argument or domestic violence
Anxiety related - Fears (of dark, insects, etc.)
Anxiety related - Imaginary friends
Anxiety related - Self-esteem (fostering and improving)
Anxiety related - Separation anxiety issues (parent going out parent away on business trip child leaving home, sleep overs, camp)
Anxiety related - Shyness/social anxiety
Anxiety related - Situational and performance anxiety/test anxiety
School Issues - Application process: including high school, college
School Issues - Avoidance and refusal
School Issues - Performance and report cards
School Issues - Starting a new school
School Issues - Conflict with teacher
School Issues - Beginning school first day of school (including daycare) or school transitions
Sexuality - Gay/Lesbian - coming out and coping
Sexuality - Infant/Todler (Masturbation/Self-Stimulation)
Sexuality - Preschool and school aged (Sex ed, sex play)
Sexuality - Adolescent (Puberty, safe sex)
Social/Peer Issues - Bullying (victimization and fighting with peers, physical/verbal, teasing)
Social/Peer Issues - Change in caregivers (introducing nanny or babysitter)
Social/Peer Issues - Homesickness
Social/Peer Issues - Making friends
Social/Peer Issues - Moving away (family relocation)
Social/Peer Issues - Racial differences religious differences (diversity issues)
Social/Peer Issues - Sportsmanship and competition
Unique Stressors - Death and loss (by age and affective intensity-- pet, peer, parent, etc.)
Unique Stressors - Disasters (coping with natural and human made)
Finale - Serious or Persistent Problems (How can I tell when my child needs professional help?)