Leading authorities in child and family mental health provide compelling descriptions of model prevention programs; clinically proven, cost-effective programs are described.
Preventive Chemotherapy In Human Helminthiasis : Coordinated Use Of Anthelminthic Drugs In Control Interventions- A Manual For Health Professionals And Programme Manager
This manual is intended to guide the coordinated implementation of regular, systematic large-scale interventions that provide anthelminthic drug treatment as a core component of the joint and synergic control of helminthic diseases such as lymphatic filariasis onchocerciasis schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The manual focuses mainly on antihelminthic treatment, but other drugs used to eliminate other agents can be potentially associated to those mentioned in the manual; as a reference trachoma control through the SAFE strategy combining drug treatment with hygiene and environmental management can be associated to helminth control interventions to boost the overall health of affected communities. The greatest challenge is to extend regular anthelminthic drug coverage as a public health intervention to reach all individuals at risk of the morbidity caused by helminthic infections. Preventive chemotherapy should therefore begin early in life and every opportunity should be taken to reach at-risk populations. This manual advocates much greater coordination among disease control interventions. Because such large numbers of people are affected and are often difficult to reach, it also stresses the need to make the best use of all existing drug distribution channels to deliver anthelminthic drugs and aims at encouraging program managers to find other innovative means of reaching those in need in a sustainable manner.
This publication provides a foundation for conceptualizing occupational therapy's role in promoting mental health when working with children and youth in schools and community settings. Chapters emphasize helping children develop and maintain positive mental health, which is reflected in the presence of positive affect and psychological and social functioning, productive activities, and resilience in the face of adversity. Occupational therapists may need assistance in expanding services to include promotion and prevention activities, in addition to intervention with mental health disorders. To that end, the book delineates how occupational therapists working with children and youth can contribute to mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention in school and community settings; delineates occupational therapy services related to mental health within a public health framework at the universal, targeted, and individualized levels; recognizes current approaches within and outside the profession for meeting the needs of children and youth; and identifies practical information for promotion, prevention, and intervention in everyday occupational therapy practice with children and youth.
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