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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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