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Early childhood mental health and music therapy: defining universal and preventative models
Titolo Rivista: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Autori/Curatori: Meredith R. Pizzi 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2016 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  11 P. 199-209 Dimensione file:  191 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2016-002005
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Early childhood mental health has become a trending word in the literature, in early childhood development circles, and in public policy discussions in the United States. However, the severity of the problems of mental health in young children is often misunderstood, overlooked, or underestimated. This paper will review the literature about the definitions and foundations of early childhood mental health within the United States, explore some of the current frameworks of understanding early childhood mental health, and consider the continuum of services resonating in today’s social and political climate. Sprouting Melodies®, a music therapy based early childhood music program, will be presented as a potential solution to providing universal and preventative services sound mental health for young children and their families.

La salute mentale nella prima infanzia è un argomento che, negli Stati Uniti, attira sempre più attenzione tra i professionisti che si dedicano allo sviluppo, ma anche a livello di politiche legate alla salute pubblica. Ciononostante, la gravità di questo problema è spesso fraintesa, o sottostimata. Questo contributo si propone di presentare una review della letteratura di base in riferimento a questo argomento così attuale, contestualizzando gli aspetti scientifici in una cornice sociale e politica. Come possibile soluzione per affrontare e prevenire molti dei problemi che emergono dalla letteratura di settore, verrà introdotto il metodo Sprouting Melodies®: un modello musicoterapico focalizzato sulla prima infanzia, che si propone di incrementare il benessere psicofisico dei bambini e delle loro famiglie.
Keywords: Infanzia; salute mentale; musicoterapia; Sprouting Melodies

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Meredith R. Pizzi, Salute mentale nella prima infanzia e musicoterapia: verso un modello universale di prevenzione in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2/2016, pp. 199-209, DOI:10.3280/RIP2016-002005

   

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