Prevention: What Works with Children and Adolescents

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Prevention: What Works for Children and Adolescents deals with the prevention of psychological problems which are of central concern to those who fund and develop health, social and educational services for children, adolescents and their families. Problems addressed in this book include developmental delay in low birth weight infants and socially disadvantaged children; adjustment problems in children with sensory and additional disabilities and autism; challenging behavior in children with intellectual disabilities; physical and sexual abuse; bullying; adjustment problems in children with asthma and diabetes; teenage smoking; alcohol use and drug abuse; teenage pregnancy, STDs and HIV infection; post-traumatic adjustment problems; adolescent suicide. Conclusions drawn in this book are based on the results of over 200 rigorously conducted studies of more than 70,000 children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583912768
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Prevention of developmental delay in low birth weight infants 17
3 Prevention of cognitive delay in socially disadvantaged children 41
4 Prevention of adjustment problems in children with cerebral palsy 64
5 Prevention of adjustment difficulties in children with sensory impairments 83
6 Prevention of adjustment problems in children with autism 107
7 Prevention of challenging behaviour in children with intellectual disabilities 129
8 Prevention of physical abuse 154
9 Prevention of child sexual abuse 181
10 Prevention of bullying 205
11 Prevention of adjustment problems in children with asthma 222
12 Prevention of adjustment problems in children with diabetes 249
13 Prevention of teenage smoking, alcohol use and drug abuse 267
14 Prevention of teenage pregnancy, STDs and HIV infection 287
15 Prevention of post-traumatic adjustment problems in children and adolescents 314
16 Prevention of suicide in adolescence 336
17 Conclusions 359
Bibliography 373
Index 415
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