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The Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People: Guiding You to Key Issues and Practices in CAMHS

As a reference guide this would be a useful resource for staff new to children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) teams, especially nursing students and student social workers. It is well referenced, with a useful policy context, web resources and key message summaries at the end of each chapter. University libraries that offer nursing, social work and health care degrees should stock several copies
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As a reference guide this would be a useful resource for staff new to children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) teams, especially nursing students and student social workers. It is well referenced, with a useful policy context, web resources and key message summaries at the end of each chapter. University libraries that offer nursing, social work and health care degrees should stock several copies.

The purpose of the book is as a short reference guide, so it is difficult to criticise what has been left out. However, a little more information on normative children and young person development from a physiological, psychological and social perspective and how development may be affected as a result of early trauma and or mental illness could have been included.

It is important that CAMHS teams understand that the frontal lobes of the brain are not fully developed until the age

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