The Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project: Findings from Grade 3 to Grade 9

The Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project: Findings from Grade 3 to Grade 9

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444339765
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Series: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development Series , #1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ray DeV. Peters is an Emeritus Professor of Psychologyat Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He has been theDirector of the BBBF Research Coordination Unit since its inceptionin 1990 and is a leading expert in child development and preventionresearch and practice. His major research interests concern thepromotion of children's well-being and the prevention of children'smental health problems. In the past 15 years, he has writtenextensively about effective programs for vulnerable children,prevention of childhood disorders, and early childhooddevelopment.

Alison J. Bradshaw is a Research Associate with theBBBF Research Coordination Unit. She is particularly interested inthe effects of preventive interventions on the long-term health andwell-being of disadvantaged children.

Kelly Petrunka has been the Associate ResearchDirector of the BBBF Research Coordination Unit since its inceptionin 1990. Her major research interests include effectiveness andeconomic analyses of early childhood prevention programming fordisadvantaged children and their families.

Geoffrey Nelson is Professor of Psychology and afaculty member in the graduate program in Community Psychology atWilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His research andpractice has focused on housing and self-help organizations forpeople with serious mental illness and community-based preventionprograms for children and families.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Project Description and Research Methodology.

Chapter 3. Child Outcomes at Grades 3, 6,and 9.

Chapter 4. Parent, Family,and Community Outcomes at Grades 3,6,and 9.

Chapter 5. Economic Analysis.

Chapter 6. Discussion.

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