School-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents / Edition 1

School-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents / Edition 1

by Joseph A. Durlak
     
 

Schools are a natural environment for prevention programmes as an infrastructure exists for reaching large numbers of children during their formative years. This volume evaluates the effectiveness of school-based programmes designed to prevent social problems among young people. The author focuses on prevention of behavioural, social and academic problems, and… See more details below

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Schools are a natural environment for prevention programmes as an infrastructure exists for reaching large numbers of children during their formative years. This volume evaluates the effectiveness of school-based programmes designed to prevent social problems among young people. The author focuses on prevention of behavioural, social and academic problems, and emphasizes the role of education in substance abuse prevention and health.

Durlak argues that the school is a unique social and organizational structure that must be understood before innovations in prevention are introduced. With this in mind, he traces the development of theory and practice, identifies exemplary prevention efforts and documents the continued growth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803956322
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/26/1995
Series:
Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series, #34
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts and Approaches
Prevention of Behavioral and Social Problems
Substance Use
Prevention of Academic Problems
Health Education
Program Diffusion
Current Status and Future Directions

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