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The professionals and their practice

Nicky Stanley, Bridget Penhale, Denise Riordan, Rosaline S. Barbour and Sue Holden

in Child protection and mental health services

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344274
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.003.0008
The professionals and their practice

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This chapter considers the views and experiences of the wide range of professionals involved in delivering services to children and families. It explores the extent of their experience with families where mothers' mental health needs and child care concerns coincide and their views of their professional roles and remits in relation to such families. It also describes the key characteristics of the professionals who contributed to the research.

Keywords: mental health needs; child care; health care professionals; maternal mental health

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