Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2015


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc,
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

In the past there has been much emphasis on child and adolescent developmental problems and while it is perfectly legitimate to look at child and adolescent problems, there are two problems with this approach. First, over-emphasis on problems can reinforce a pathological orientation. As such, children and adolescents may be seen as “problems” or “issues” to be fixed. Second, this approach may overlook talents, potentials and abilities in young people. Because of the limitations of the “deficiency” or “pathological” approach in understanding children and adolescents, there has been a greater interest in positive youth development programs in recent years with a shift from looking at the negative to turning the related programs and approach into something positive and highlighting the positive side of youth development.

This has resulted in a focus on talents, strengths, interests and potential in order to facilitate a stronger and better youth development. Instead of viewing children and adolescents as “problems” or “issues” to be resolved, they are regarded as “resources” and “assets” to be developed. In this Yearbook 2015 we cover many aspects of child and adolescent development and health issues from newborn to adolescence and it is our humble wish that the chapters can help stimulate more interest and effort in developing and implementing programs for children and youth to ensure a good and positive development.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Child and Adolescent Development Issues
(Daniel TL Shek and Joav Merrick)

Section One – Dermatology

Chapter 1
Disorders of Hair Loss
(Dilip R Patel)

Chapter 2
Skin Pigmentation
(Dilip R Patel)

Chapter 3
Skin Adnexal Disorders
(Ladan Mostaghimi)

Chapter 4
Neurocutaneous Disorders
(Zeba Hasan Hafeez)

Chapter 5
Collagen Vascular Disorders
(Ruqiya Shama Tareen and Manmohan K Kamboj)

Chapter 6
Cutaneous Manifestations of Endocrine Disorders
(Manmohan K Kamboj and Ruqiya Shama Tareen)

Chjapter 7
Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Psychiatry and Dermatology
(Manmohan K Kamboj and Ruqiya Shama Tareen)

Section Two – From Newborn to Adolescence

Chapter 8
Dilemmas in Practicing Social Work with Indigenous People: The Arab Case
(Alean Al-Krenawi and Stephen O Jackson)

Chapter 9
Parent-Infant Interaction Training with a Latino Mother
(Yamile Morales, John R Lutzker, Jenelle R. Shanley and Katelyn M Guastaferro)

Chapter 10
Effect of Community-Based Maternal and Newborn Interventions on Neonatal Morality in Rural Uttar Pradesh, India
(Sutapa Agrawal, Praween K Agrawal, Emma K Williams, Gary L Darmstadt, Vishwajeet Kumar, Usha Kiran, Ramesh C Ahuja, Vinod K Srivastava, Mathuram Santosham, Robert E Black and Abdullah H Baqui)

Chapter 11
Positive Attributes that Enhance Breastfeeding Among Mothers
(Cecilia S Obeng)

Chapter 12
Evaluation of a School-Based Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Views of Junior Secondary School Students
(Daniel TL Shek and Pik Fong Tsui)

Chapter 13
Views of the Program Implementers on the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek, Pik Fong Tsui and Catalina SM Ng)

Chapter 14
Evaluation of Programs for Adolescents with Greater Psychosocial Needs: Experience from Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek and Catalina SM Ng)

Chapter 15
Assessment of Parent-Child Subsystem Qualities in Chinese Adolescents: Behavioral Control, Psychological control and Parent-Child Relational Qualities
(Daniel TL Shek and Moon YM Law)

Section Three – More Dermatology

Chapter 16
Dermatology Issues in the Newborn Period
(Therdpong Tempark and Tor Shwayder)

Chapter 17
Dermatology: Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
(Arthur N Feinberg, Tor A Shwayder, Ruqiya Tereen and Therdpong Tempark)

Chapter 18
Psychocutaneous Diseases in Adolescents
(Donald E Greydanus)

Chapter 19
(Donald E Greydanus)

Chapter 20
Atopic Dermatitis
(Ruqiya S Tareen)

Chapter 21
(Sandra Ros)

Chapter 22
Dermatology: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(Arthur N Feinberg)

Chapter 23
Dermatology: Quality of Life Issues
(Mohammad KA Basra)

Section Four – Intellectual Disability

Chapter 24
Developmental Disabilities: Abuse and Neglect in Children and Adults
(Vincent J Palusci, Ellen Datner and Christine Wilkins)

Chapter 25
Women with Disabilities: Reproductive Care and Women’s Health
(Stephanie J Stockburger and Hatim A Omar)

Chapter 26
Dementia and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(Norberto Alvarez)

Chapter 27
Foot Care and People with Intellectual Disability
(Angela Evans, Hylton Menz, Jared Bourke, Nikolaos Nikopoulos, Jill Ferrari, Meredith Wilkinson, Stewart Morrison, Joshua Burns, Shannon Munteanu, Valerie Dobie and Tom Walsh)

Chapter 28
Epilepsy in Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(Norberto Alvarez)

Chapter 29
Intellectual and Developmental Disability: Transition to Adulthood and Decision Making Process
(Tina Sarkar)

Chapter 30
Dental Case Report: Detection and Treatment of External Sinus Tract
(Yael Carlin and Albert Mordechai)

Section Five – Acknowledgements

Chapter 31
About the Editor

Chapter 32
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Chapter 33
About the book series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health”

Section Six – Index


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