200pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022
Psychologist Jenny Perkel on many of the issues faced by children and adolescents today: the Covid-19 pandemic, the influence of electronic media, diverse family structures, stress and trauma, and difficult socio-economic circumstances. She presents the latest findings from psychological, neurobiological, genetic, psychiatric, sociological and epidemiological research related to the diagnosis and treatment of children’s mental health problems.
"Children in Mind engages with the complexity of child development and provides answers to questions about how to help children facing risks in a range of contexts ... An essential aid for parents, teachers and health professionals." Katherine Bain, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Witwatersrand, and editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Practice
"Jenny Perkel has written a relevant, well-researched and perfectly timed book that serves as both an up-to-date description of how children’s minds develop and a toolkit to dip into when needing answers to troubling questions." Nicola Dugmore, psychologist
Jenny Perkel is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cape Town. She is the author of Babies in Mind (2008).