Mental disorders cost the United States over $72 billion for treatment, related support and lost productivity each year - yet funding for prevention of such disorders has been inconsistent due, partly, to lack of confidence in the effectiveness of specific prevention programmes. This book highlights some of the most effective prevention programmes and offers a common set of principles to reduce maladaptive behaviour.
Following an overview of United States prevention history and a description of how to operationalize George Albee's incidence formula, contributors then focus on: programmes that increase parent-child interaction and parenting ability; preschool programmes, such as those which use parents as teachers, others wh
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Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT.
Table of Contents
Preface - Rosalynn Carter The Importance of PreventionIntroductionPART ONE: THE PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTIONPrimary Prevention's Evolution - George W Albee and Thomas P GullottaOperationalizing Albee's Incidence Formula - Thomas P GullottaPART TWO: INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAMSThe Prenatal/Early Infancy Project - David Olds Fifteen Years LaterEarly Intervention for High-Risk Families - Grace-Ann Caruso Whitney Reflecting on a 20-Year-Old ModelInfant-Family Resource Program - Elsie R BroussardPART THREE: PRESCHOOL PROGRAMSParents as Teachers - Mildred M Winter and Danica S Mc Donald Investing in Good Beginnings for ChildrenHigh/Scope Perry Preschool Program - David P Weikart and Lawrence J SchweinhartInterpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving - Myrna B Shure Primary Prevention of Early High-Risk Behaviors in the Preschool and Primary YearsPART FOUR: SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMSPrimary Mental Health Project - A Dirk HightowerThe Children of Divorce Intervention Program - Jo Anne Pedro-Carroll Fostering Resilient Outcomes for School-Aged ChildrenImproving Social Awareness-Social Problem Solving Project - Linda Bruene-Butler et alThe Social-Competence Promotion Program for Young Adolescents - Roger P Weissberg, Heather A Barton and Timothy P ShriverGoing for the Goal - Steve J Danish A Life Skills Program for AdolescentsTeen Education and Employment Network - Laurie J Bauman et alPART FIVE: ADULT PROGRAMSFrom Job Loss to Reemployment - Robert D Caplan, Amiram D Vinokur and Richard H Price Field Experiments in Prevention-Focused CopingThe San Francisco Depression Prevention Research Project - Ricardo F MuñozEpilogue - Michael M Faenza and Sandra J Mc Elhaney Reframing Prevention Advocacy and Looking Ahead