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Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness Hardcover – May, 1993

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From Publishers Weekly

Speaking on behalf of mentally ill children and teenagers, many of whom are also learning-disabled, and only one-fifth of whom receive treatment or service, Gutkind ( Children's One Place ) accuses goverment, social service professionals and media of ignoring this "national disgrace." The author spent several years following three mentally handicapped adolescents from financially and emotionally ravaged families as they were shuttled among temporary shelters, group homes and a dozen psychiatric institutions where, he claims, they were "systematically tantalized or tortured with promises of reward or punishment"--$2 million having been spent to no avail on one of his "proteges." Instead, the author of this sympathetic, eye-opening study, urges a radical change from permanent institution-based care to a flexible system of higly individualized child and family therapy, detailed here.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

YA-A series of interviews with mentally ill teens, social workers, and psychiatrists combined with Gutkind's carefully written text highlights the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that characterize childhood mental illness in the U.S. Frustrations with the medical, governmental, and health-care bureaucracies; the ever-present social stigma; the financial system; and the overwhelming difficulties of dealing with the mentally ill child in a family setting on a day-to-day basis are all addressed. This book is clearly a mandate for immediate reform.
Yvonne Reeder-Tinsley, Floris School, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805014691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805014693
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,482,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jeffrey Admiraal on February 22, 2015
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This is a solid textbook on child mental health which I needed for a social work class.
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