This chapter looks at the different ways culture is thought about and represented externally and internally in modern society and in the ways children and young people perceive themselves. Children’s service providers are faced with pressures in a rapidly changing society with diverse, multi-cultural and ethnically rich families with a variety of needs and a disproportionate representation in child and adolescent mental health services. The globalisation of culture in a postmodern context and the power of Western orthodox practices contrasts with indigenous healing practices from the developing world. The chapter will consider the implications for employing a socially inclusive community model of practice in child and adolescent mental health services. The optimum methods and models of practice will be identified in order to achieve central government policy aims and measures of effectiveness against the multiple dimensions of culturally appropriate practice.
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