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Psychosocial Problems Faced By Children and Adolescents Analyzing And Understanding Young Minds With Clarity And Confidence

Author Name: Akhtar Ul Nisa | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

This book is a practical foundation for social workers, parents, teachers, counsellors and all the people engaged in childcare to enable them to analyse the psychosocial problems in children and adolescents with confidence and clarity in understanding social pathology. The book will surely help to see that the majority of problems in society have social determinants and the disease or problems have social causes, social consequences and social therapy. 

Its focus is on the health of the community as a whole and on the social and behavioural aspects of an individual.  Spread over 25 chapters, it touches all aspects of children and adolescent’s life and also highlight the importance of family as the first point of contact at the time of birth, and in the care received while growing-up. It explores the social and cultural aspects of health and disease by reviewing how parenting and attachment styles of parents and family affects psychosocial health of children by emphasising the recognition of family as the focal point of healthcare and the right place for integrating preventive, promotive and curative services. 

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Akhtar Ul Nisa

Akhtar Ul Nisa is a social worker by action, passion as well as by profession. She joined Psychiatric Diseases Hospital of Government Medical College Jammu in the early 90’s as a Psychiatric Social Worker and retired in 2020 after dedicated service of more than 30 years.  She was posted as counsellor in “Child Guidance Clinic” in Paediatric Department of Government Medical College, Jammu, for psychosocial problems of children and adolescents for more than 10 years. 

She worked with destitute homes, old-age homes, halfway home, Nariniketans (women shelters of Social Welfare) for follow up and in assisting their rehabilitation. She visited jail inmates in correctional setting frequently, to provide needed information and counselling service to offenders and their families to help them manage their emotions. Her work included interaction with patients and their families for systematic information gathering regarding social history of the patient, and family dynamics for making discharge, rehabilitation and also making arrangements for the repatriation of unknown patients by creating links with other agencies.

She also works part-time compere in Sanjhi Dharti programme for Radio Kashmir Jammu and with Doordarshan for their programme Carvan. She was also a member of Jammu Radio advisory Committee, Ethics Committee of Indian Institute of Integrated Medicine (IIIM) Jammu. She also received Bakshi Ghulam Mohd Memorial Award in 1994, for her literary work on tribal. She also participated and presented a paper on “human rights and justice for all” at women conference in New Delhi in 2000, organised by WISCOMP. She also participated in a workshop on “Quality assurance in Mental Hospitals in India” organised by NIMHANS at Bangluru, in 1998, and on Communication Skills organised by FMPHW, Delhi in 2010.