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Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts

Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts

Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts

Promoting mental health demands actions that improve resilience in individuals, families and communities, and ensure health enhancing policy and legislative frameworks. These actions are at the heart of human development and can assist in improving social and economic prospects for people in low-to middle income countries. The book provides a conceptual and theoretical base for the application of mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders in low-resource settings - offering examples of evidence-based programmes across the lifespan. With contributions from a range of experts, this is a key text for students and practitioners, as well as for policy-makers and planners, in mental and public health.

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  • Format: 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-2303-5
  • Rights: World Rights

Emerging evidence and practice Promoting mental health demands actions that improve resilience in individuals, families and communities, and ensure health enhancing policy and legislative frameworks. These actions are at the heart of human development and can assist in improving social and economic prospects for people in low-to middle income countries. The book provides a conceptual and theoretical base for the application of mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders in low-resource settings - offering examples of evidence-based programmes across the lifespan. With contributions from a range of experts, this is a key text for students and practitioners, as well as for policy-makers and planners, in mental and public health.

Foreword by Judge Dennis Davis

  1. Introduction Jewish education at the crossroads
  2. A birds-eye view
  3. Globalisation, managerialism and communities
  4. The global and local contexts
  5. The cost of saving the Jewish community schools
  6. The McDavid Schools for Jewish Education
  7. Coercion, consent and contradictions
  8. Explaining change

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Dr Chaya Herman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Management and Policy Studies at the University of Pretoria. She holds degrees from the Universities of Tel Aviv, the Witwatersrand and Pretoria, taught at Jewish community schools for a number of years and served on the South African Board of Jewish Education from 1993 to 2001.

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