6 emotional_behavioral problems

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1 Graduate Training Course on Social Work II: Social Work for Children and Youth with Special Needs Class 6. 01.08.09: Emotional/behavioral problems—Overview Biopsychosocial and cultural contexts of emotional disorders; theories of etiology; diagnosis; prevalence of mental disorders in children and adolescents; what we know about continuity of disorders from childhood into adulthood. I. Emotional and behavioral problems—conceptual foundations A. What are “emotional and behavioral problems”? As with disabilities, there are different points of view: 1. Medical – emotional disorders are disorders of the brain and body. The location of the illness is in the individual. 2. Rehabilitation – emotional disorders are problems with thinking and feeling that have reduced a person’s ability to function normally in interaction with others. The person plays an active role in his/her treatment, and other people (such as the family) are required to assist in this effort. 3. Social model or minority group – the majority group defines what is “normal,” including “normal” ways of thinking and feeling, and all too often mental illness is considered to be a deviance. This is resolved by social action to support and empower the minority group (as a community).
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