Child and Adolescent Development

An Expanded focus for public health in Africa


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  • ISBN: 9781919895512
  • Extent: 360 pages
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Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential. In other words, they will survive but not thrive.  The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) stress sustainable development, not just survival and disease reduction, and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health proposes a Survive (end preventable deaths), Thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and Transform (expand enabling environments) agenda. For children to thrive they must make good developmental progress from birth until the end of adolescence.
Addressing the social determinants of developmental problems, this volume offers a broad, contextualised understanding of the factors that impact on children and adolescents in Africa. Unlike other works on the subject it is Africa-wide in its scope, with case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa.

Dr Mark Tomlinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch and is the Regional Editor (Africa) for the international journal Global: The Journal of Human Population Health and Development.

 

Dr Charlotte Hanlon is Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Global Mental Health at King’s College, London. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and sits on the Editorial Board of the Ethiopian Medical Journal. She has written numerous journal articles on the cultural aspects of measuring mental disorders, women’s mental health, mental health services and systems research, intervention trials, child mental health and development, non-communicable diseases and mental health.

Anne Stevenson is Programme Director for the Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations (NeuroGAP) Psychosis Study at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She has extensive experience managing healthcare and research programmes in Boston, Rwanda and Ghana.

 

Foreword: Child and adolescent development across the life course

Bernadette Daelmans & David A. Ross

Chapter 1

Ushering in the Sustainable Development Goals

Anne Stevenson, Mark Tomlinson, Xanthe Hunt & Charlotte Hanlon

Chapter 2

New directions for the science of child development in the African context

Michael J. Boivin & Leslie L. Davidson

Chapter 3

Mental health policy in Africa: Gaps, needs and priorities for children and adolescents

Crick Lund

Chapter 4

Cross-cutting issues for child development in Africa

Stefan Germann, Jane Chege, Jennifer Franz-Vasdeki & Mesfin Loha

Chapter 5

Maternal depression and child development in sub-Saharan Africa

Charlotte Hanlon

Chapter 6  

Child development and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

Lucie D. Cluver, Mark Orkin, Mark E. Boyes, Roshan Baban & Lebo Madisha

Chapter 7

Birth to Twenty Plus: Early health and development from a longitudinal perspective

Linda M. Richter, Sara N. Naicker & Shane A. Norris

Chapter 8

Culture and attachment in Africa

Hiltrud Otto

Chapter 9

Planning and evaluating child mental health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa

Theresa Betancourt, Anne Stevenson, Sarah Meyers-Ohki & Christina Mushashi

Chapter 10

Creation of culturally appropriate developmental assessment tools for rural Africa

Melissa Gladstone

 

Chapter 11

Psychological developments and their correlates in sub-Saharan Africa

Penny A. Holding & Jean C. Fotso

Chapter 12

Early childhood development interventions: A focus on responsive caregiving

Carla Sharp, Cilly Shohet, Deborah Givon, Lochner Marais, Kholisa Rani, Molefi Lenka & Michael Boivin

Chapter 13

Resilience in children and adolescents

Sharain Suliman, Leigh van den Heuvel & Soraya Seedat

Chapter 14  

The impact of epilepsy on behaviour and cognition in African children

Symon M. Kariuki, Amina Abubakar & Charles R.J.C. Newton

Conclusion  

Child and adolescent development in Africa: Future research

Anne C. Petersen, Mambwe Kasese-Hara & Esther Akinsola

Index

 

Academics, students and practitioners in psychology, including developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry, human ecology, and in schools of education. It will also be of interest to nurses and paediatricians, health workers and those interested in early childhood development.

 

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Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential. In other words, they will survive but not thrive.  The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) stress sustainable development, not just survival and disease reduction, and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health proposes a Survive (end preventable deaths), Thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and Transform (expand enabling environments) agenda. For children to thrive they must make good developmental progress from birth until the end of adolescence.
Addressing the social determinants of developmental problems, this volume offers a broad, contextualised understanding of the factors that impact on children and adolescents in Africa. Unlike other works on the subject it is Africa-wide in its scope, with case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa.

Dr Mark Tomlinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch and is the Regional Editor (Africa) for the international journal Global: The Journal of Human Population Health and Development.

 

Dr Charlotte Hanlon is Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Global Mental Health at King’s College, London. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and sits on the Editorial Board of the Ethiopian Medical Journal. She has written numerous journal articles on the cultural aspects of measuring mental disorders, women’s mental health, mental health services and systems research, intervention trials, child mental health and development, non-communicable diseases and mental health.

Anne Stevenson is Programme Director for the Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations (NeuroGAP) Psychosis Study at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She has extensive experience managing healthcare and research programmes in Boston, Rwanda and Ghana.

 

Foreword: Child and adolescent development across the life course

Bernadette Daelmans & David A. Ross

Chapter 1

Ushering in the Sustainable Development Goals

Anne Stevenson, Mark Tomlinson, Xanthe Hunt & Charlotte Hanlon

Chapter 2

New directions for the science of child development in the African context

Michael J. Boivin & Leslie L. Davidson

Chapter 3

Mental health policy in Africa: Gaps, needs and priorities for children and adolescents

Crick Lund

Chapter 4

Cross-cutting issues for child development in Africa

Stefan Germann, Jane Chege, Jennifer Franz-Vasdeki & Mesfin Loha

Chapter 5

Maternal depression and child development in sub-Saharan Africa

Charlotte Hanlon

Chapter 6  

Child development and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

Lucie D. Cluver, Mark Orkin, Mark E. Boyes, Roshan Baban & Lebo Madisha

Chapter 7

Birth to Twenty Plus: Early health and development from a longitudinal perspective

Linda M. Richter, Sara N. Naicker & Shane A. Norris

Chapter 8

Culture and attachment in Africa

Hiltrud Otto

Chapter 9

Planning and evaluating child mental health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa

Theresa Betancourt, Anne Stevenson, Sarah Meyers-Ohki & Christina Mushashi

Chapter 10

Creation of culturally appropriate developmental assessment tools for rural Africa

Melissa Gladstone

 

Chapter 11

Psychological developments and their correlates in sub-Saharan Africa

Penny A. Holding & Jean C. Fotso

Chapter 12

Early childhood development interventions: A focus on responsive caregiving

Carla Sharp, Cilly Shohet, Deborah Givon, Lochner Marais, Kholisa Rani, Molefi Lenka & Michael Boivin

Chapter 13

Resilience in children and adolescents

Sharain Suliman, Leigh van den Heuvel & Soraya Seedat

Chapter 14  

The impact of epilepsy on behaviour and cognition in African children

Symon M. Kariuki, Amina Abubakar & Charles R.J.C. Newton

Conclusion  

Child and adolescent development in Africa: Future research

Anne C. Petersen, Mambwe Kasese-Hara & Esther Akinsola

Index

 

Academics, students and practitioners in psychology, including developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry, human ecology, and in schools of education. It will also be of interest to nurses and paediatricians, health workers and those interested in early childhood development.

 

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