Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Ten recommendations to foster mental health in children : systematic development of information materials for parents and pediatricians
Authors: Zysset, Annina
Winogradow, Dana
Passalacqua, Silvia
Crameri, Aureliano
von Wyl, Agnes
Wieber, Frank
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.277
Published in: The European Journal of Public Health
Volume(Issue): 30
Issue: Supplement 5
Pages: 104
Conference details: WCPH2020 : 16th World Congress on Public Health : Public Health for the future of humanity, online, 12-16 October 2020
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1101-1262
1464-360X
Language: English
Subjects: Mental health; Public health; Health promotion; Child health
Subject (DDC): 305: Groups (age, origine, gender, income)
613: Personal health
Abstract: Introduction: Many mental disorders develop during childhood, with an estimated 10-20% of children affected, and they often persist into adulthood. As mental disorders are often recognized delayed or not at all, mental health promotion and the early detection of mental illness in childhood are relevant public health tasks. Pediatric practices are a particularly suitable setting for such efforts are as they do have regular and direct contact with most children. This project therefore aimed to develop materials to raise parents' awareness of children's mental health and provide specific suggestions for mental health promotion and screening for mental health problems. Methods: A systematic literature review in the field of mental health promotion, clinical psychology and positive psychology on life skills and resilience revealed several effective concepts. In a participatory process with psychiatrists and pediatricians, ten concepts were selected: self-esteem, self-efficacy, problem solving skills, optimism, emotion regulation, recreation, family climate, nature, offline-activities, and peer support. In a preliminary evaluation of parents' perspective on a parent-brochure, 74 parents of 6-12-year-old kids filled in two online-questionnaires on the perceived relevance and usefulness of the ten concepts and the respective behavioral suggestions; one right after learning about the recommendations and one four weeks later. Results: First analysis show that parents perceive the recommendations as highly relevant and useful at both measurement time points and that they integrated many of them in their everyday family life. Conclusions: Resource-oriented suggestions on the promotion of mental health in children seem to offer a non-stigmatizing way to address mental health topics in the pediatric practice. In a next step, we plan to field-test the evaluation and uptake of the accompanying information brochure by pediatricians.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/21045
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Psychology
Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
Psychological Institute (PI)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Psychosomatische Komorbiditäten: Prävention und Früherkennung psychosomatischer Störungen in der Kinder- und Hausärztlichen Praxis
Psychosomatische Komorbitäten: Einsatz von Screeninginstrumenten in der Haus- und Kinderärzlichen Praxis
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