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Class 6_special needs powerpoint - Having any of these risk...

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7/31/2009 1 Class 6: *Emotional/behavioral problems: Overview August 1, 2009 Emotional/behavioral problems: Conceptsual foundations y What are “emotional/behavioral problems” y Three points of view: y Medical point of view y Rehabilitation point of view y Social model point of view y The integrative approach of social work… 2 Factors associated with mental illness: y Genetic factors: some disorders passed on in families (but not all disorders are passed on) y Environmental factors: injury at birth or early childhood, poor nutrition, exposure to toxins y Social factors: exposure to violence, victim of abuse or neglect, and family disruption These are probably not the only ones. The research is continuing…and
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Unformatted text preview: Having any of these risk factors does not mean that a person will eventually have a mental illness. Resilience (strengths) in some areas can compensate for risks in other areas. 3 7/31/2009 2 How many children have emotional disorders? y U.S.: 1 out of 3 children by age 16 y WHO: 1 in 4 families worldwide has at least one family member with a mental illness y Some disorders in adolescence continue into adulthood—and they can be detected in the child and adolescent years 4 Assessment of emotional problems in children and youth y Factors related to the individual y Factors related to the situation y Factors related to the support system 5...
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