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Bibliography - Emotional Well-being for Young Deaf People
Austen, Sally & Crocker, Susan
Deafness in mind: working psychologically with deaf people across the lifespan
Presents the varying approaches to deaf mental health including preventative methods.
Austen, Sally & Jeffery, Dave
Deafness and challenging behaviour: the 360° perspective
John Wiley, 2007
Multi-disciplinary professionals with specialist knowledge of working with deaf people explore aspects of mild to severe challenging behaviour. Special emphasis is placed on the needs of deaf sign language users.
Counselling: the deaf challenge
Jessica Kingsley, 1994
Recommended for readers with some prior knowledge of counselling techniques and deaf issues, interested in furthering the access of deaf people to a form of counselling that encourages self-exploration and self-acceptance.
Denmark, John C
Deafness and mental health
Jessica Kingsley, 1994
The author is a leading psychiatrist working with deaf people. This book contains illustrative examples and could be of particular use in helping to understand the nature of deafness and to recognise mental problems.
Edwards, Lindsey & Crocker, Susan
Psychological processes in deaf children with complex needs: an evidence-based practical guide
Jessica Kingsley, 2008
Children affected by deafness and additional difficulties, such as autism, specific learning difficulties and behavioural and emotional problems are discussed. Written by two clinical psychologists so it has a medical/clinical bias.
Glickman, Neil S & Harvey, Michael A
Culturally affirmative psychotherapy with deaf persons
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
Uses the cultural model of deafness to present an approach to counselling deaf people based on best practices used with treatment of people from minority cultures.
Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS)
Cool heads: stress central
Advice for teenagers on coping with stress and problems.
Hindley, Peter & Kitson, Nick
Mental health and deafness
Laurenzi, Carlo (Ed)
Keep deaf children in mind: current issues in mental health
Based on proceedings from a conference on mental health issues for deaf children.
Laurenzi, Carlo & Ridgeway, Sharon
Progress through equality: new perspectives in the field of mental health and deafness
BSMHD Publications, 1996
National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Parent to parent: top tips for parents of deaf teenagers
Booklet outlining issues of concern to Scottish deaf young people and their families in the teenage years. Accompanied by a Who am I? DVD of deaf young people and their families telling their own stories about the challenges of growing up.
National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Who am I? Deaf young people share their stories
Book and DVD of deaf young people and their families telling their own stories about the challenges of growing up.
PATHS: the way towards personal and social empowerment for deaf children: a report on the NDCS Deaf Children in Mind project: personal and social initiative
A three year initiative designed to empower deaf children with new personal and social skills and developed a school-based curriculum focusing on the emotional development of children.
What are you feeling? a guide to teaching emotional literacy in the classroom
Teaching resource for younger children which provides emotional vocabulary for deaf children. Worksheets provide graphic and signed explanations for the words.
Webb, Marilyn; Salt, Natalie; Wiffen-Jones, Doreen
Evaluation of the counselling service for children with visual impairment and their families: by service users, parents and teaching staff
Birmingham City Council, 2004
A study of service users at a specialist counselling service for visually impaired children.
How to promote children's social and emotional competence
Paul Chapman, 1999
For teachers of children aged 4-8 years on how teachers can work with parents in addressing children's educational and emotional needs.
Scottish Council on Deafness
Counselling ... : a resource
Scottish Council on Deafness, 2007
DVD for PC.
Snap-shot of deafness and mental health
Deaf Worlds 2006, Vol 22 (2), pS85-S90
Key questions arising from the diagnosis and treatment of Deaf sign language users with mental health problems.
Brunnberg, Elinor; Boström, Margareta Lindén; Berglund, Mats
Self-rated mental health, school adjustment, and substance use in hard-of-hearing adolescents
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p324-335
Study of mental health and substance abuse among young people who are hard of hearing in Sweden.
Out of sight, out of mind (In focus ... mental health)
Talking Sense Spring 2007, Vol 53 (1), p24-34
Looks at emotional and mental health issues for deafblind people.
Feelings and emotions in deaf adolescents
Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (4), p195-205
A study of deaf and hearing teenagers to compare their emotional lives.
Counselling challenges and strategies for cochlear implant specialists
Deafness and Education International Sept 2010, Vol 12 (3), p129-134
Reviews some familiar counselling challenges for cochlear implant specialists such as disappointment in slower than expected progress and the effort involved in developing new listening skills for patients.
Ethical reasoning and mental health services with deaf clients
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2005, Vol 10 (2), p171-192
Explores some ethical dilemmas faced by mental health practitioners when dealing with clients who are deaf.
Hadjikakou, Kika; Nicolaou, Nicoletta; Antonopoulou, Katerina; Stampoltzis, Aglaia
Psychological adjustment and emotional well-being of hearing siblings of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Cyprus
Deafness and Education International December 2010, Vol 12 (4), p180-203
Looks at the quality of relationships between hearing and deaf siblings.
Parental resources, parental stress and socioemotional development of deaf and hard of hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2006, Vol 11 (4), p493-513
A study of the links between the stress experienced by parents and the emotional and social problems of their deaf children.
Kent, Sarah A & Knight, Eve S
Predicting mental health in deaf children: a review of attachment and culture
Deaf Worlds 2007, Vol 23 (2&3), p118-134
A literature review on the effect of early attachment, communication and deaf culture have on the development of mental problems.
Kushalnagar, P ... [et al]
Mode of communication, perceived level of understanding, and perceived quality of life in youth who are deaf or hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2011, Vol 16 (4), p512-523
Looks at the relationship between preferred communication mode of deaf adolescents and their emotional well-being and quality of life.
Kvam, Marit H; Loeb, Mitchell; Tambs, Kristian
Mental health in deaf adults: symptoms of anxiety and depression among hearing and deaf individuals
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2007, Vol 12 (1), p1-7
Reports on a comparative survey of deaf and hearing adults in Norway on mental health problems.
Action on Hearing Loss Magazine Aug/Sept 2011, p18-19
Looks at why deaf people seem to experience more mental health problems than hearing people.
Leigh, Irene W; Maxwell-McCaw, Deborah; Bat-Chava, Yael; Christiansen, John B
Correlates of psychosocial adjustment in deaf adolescents with and without cochlear implants: a preliminary investigation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2009, Vol 14 (2), p244-259
Looks at the social functioning of young deaf people who have cochlear implants and those without. In particular examines communication choices as a factor.
Deaf college students' perceptions of their socio-emotional adjustment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p486-494
Comparison of deaf and hearing students' self-assessment of their social and emotional wellbeing during transition from school to college.
Most, Tova & Aviner, Chen
Auditory, visual, and auditory–visual perception of emotions by individuals with cochlear implants, hearing aids, and normal hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2009, Vol 14 (4), p449-464
Looks at how a cochlear implant can benefit children in terms of emotional perception (ability to identify happiness, anger, surprise, sadness, fear etc.)
Punch, Renée & Hyde, Merv
Social participation of children and adolescents with cochlear implants: a qualitative analysis of parent, teacher, and child interviews
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2011, Vol 16 (4), p474-493
Looks at children with a cochlear implant and how this has affected their emotional well-being and peer relationships.
Remine, Maria D; Care, Esther; Grbic, Melissa
Deafness, teacher-of-the-deaf support and self-concept in Australian deaf students
Deafness and Education International 2009, Vol 11 (3), p116-131
Looks at how deaf children's concept of self is affected by several variables such as age of diagnosis, degree of hearing loss and frequency of visits by teachers of the deaf.
Deaf people and psychological health: some preliminary findings
Deaf Worlds March 1997, Vol 13 (1), p9-18
A study of the mental health of a sample of deaf people in north west England. Looks at how much participants identify with Deaf or hearing communities.
Titus, Janet C; Schiller, James A; Guthmann, Debra
Characteristics of youths with hearing loss admitted to substance abuse treatment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p336-350
Profiles deaf young people admitted to substance abuse treatment centres.
Volden, Maj & Saltnes, Hege
Norway's new ways with mental health
Talking Sense Summer 2010, Vol 57 (2), p37-39
Describes the work of a Norwegian centre who offer specialist support for people who are deaf or deafblind who are experiencing mental health problems.
Wallis, Delia; Musselman, Carol; MacKay, Sherri
Hearing mothers and their deaf children: the relationship between early, ongoing mode match and subsequent mental health functioning in adolescence
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2004, Vol 9 (1), p2-14
Explores the impact of communication choices on the mental health of deaf adolescents.
Growing happy children
NDCS Magazine Autumn 2008, No 10, p10-11
An educational psychologist explains how to help your deaf child to grow up be happy and successful.
Young, Alys; Green, Lorraine; Rogers, Katherine
Resilience and deaf childen: a literature review
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (1), p40-55
Reviews the literature on the mechanisms people have to cope with stress or trauma and relates this to deaf children.