Poverty, underdevelopment and infant mental health

SOURCE: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.M.Richter
KEYWORDS: INFANTS, LOW INCOME POPULATION, MENTAL HEALTH, POVERTY, SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2199

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Abstract

An argument is made for the critical importance of considering and addressing psychological factors in care givers and children in conditions of extreme material need. An example is provided of a simple intervention model based on sound developmental principles that can be implemented by trainee non-professionals ion conditions of poverty and underdevelopment.