Although comprehensive and ecological approaches to early childhood prevention are commonly advocated, there are few examples of long-term follow-up of such programs. In this monograph, we investigate the medium- and longterm effects of an ecological, community-based prevention project for primary school children and families living in three economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada. The Better Beginnings, Better Futures (BBBF) project is one of the most ambitious Canadian research projects on the long-term impacts of early childhood prevention programming to date.
|Series:||Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development Series , #1|
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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.