Delivers the most comprehensive information available for APNs on dealing with child behavioral and parenting challenge
Front-line nurse practitioners are increasingly required to assess, identify, manage, and refer the complex and often significant childhood behavioralchallenges occurring among children and adolescents. This authoritative and comprehensive behavior management reference provides nursing health careproviders and students with the evidence-based information and strategies they need to identify and appropriately intervene with such behavioral challengesand to assist parents in dealing appropriately and effectively with their child.
In an accessible and easy-to-read format, the text examines the primary health care professional Aos role in screening behavioral issues, identifies a greatvariety of problems they are likely to encounter, and educates the provider on how to assess difficult and challenging behaviors. Each problem isconsistently organized to include a description; assessment: diagnosis; levels of prevention/intervention; primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies fordealing with the behavior; and additional resources. Not only does the book provide a clear indication of when and how to refer the youth to theappropriate mental health professional or other specialist, but delineates strategies for what to do while awaiting referral and how to maintain a primarycare role during the psychiatric intervention process. Important legal issues are addressed along with protocols that are accepted by health care and legalagencies. The text also provides an overview of the integration of behavioral health into primary care along with EBP guidelines and parent teachingguides.
Provides APNs with the basic foundations to understand, identify, and manage significant behavioral challenges of childhood Examines the primary care health care professional Aos role in working with these issues Delivers evidence-based information and strategies for assessment and intervention Provides clear indication of when and how to refer to appropriate mental health professional or other specialist Addresses protocols to follow that are accepted by the health care and legal population "