School-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents

School-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents

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

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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

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Durlak (psychology, Loyola U.) describes and evaluates a number of school programs that have proved successful in preventing adolescents from being behavioral, social, and academic problems. He reviews studies that evaluate programs according to their behavioral impact rather than just changes in knowledge and attitude. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803956315
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/08/1995
Series:
Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series, #34
Pages:
128

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