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Primary Prevention Works



© 1997 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 which centre on quality child care, and programmes which develop problem-solving abilities in early childhood; and school-age programmes ranging from interventions in school settings to developing social competency and job readiness. Finally, contributors examine prevention interventions aimed specifically at unemployment and depression in adulthood.

Rosalynn Carter
Preface
The Importance of Prevention  
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION
George W Albee and Thomas P Gullotta
Primary Prevention's Evolution
Thomas P Gullotta
Operationalizing Albee's Incidence Formula
 
PART TWO: INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAMS
David Olds
The Prenatal/Early Infancy Project
Fifteen Years Later  
Grace-Ann Caruso Whitney
Early Intervention for High-Risk Families
Reflecting on a 20-Year-Old Model  
Elsie R Broussard
Infant-Family Resource Program
 
PART THREE: PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
Mildred M Winter and Danica S McDonald
Parents as Teachers
Investing in Good Beginnings for Children  
David P Weikart and Lawrence J Schweinhart
High/Scope Perry Preschool Program
Myrna B Shure
Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving
Primary Prevention of Early High-Risk Behaviors in the Preschool and Primary Years  
 
PART FOUR: SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS
A Dirk Hightower
Primary Mental Health Project
JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
The Children of Divorce Intervention Program
Fostering Resilient Outcomes for School-Aged Children  
Linda Bruene-Butler et al
Improving Social Awareness-Social Problem Solving Project
Roger P Weissberg, Heather A Barton and Timothy P Shriver
The Social-Competence Promotion Program for Young Adolescents
Steve J Danish
Going for the Goal
A Life Skills Program for Adolescents  
Laurie J Bauman et al
Teen Education and Employment Network
 
PART FIVE: ADULT PROGRAMS
Robert D Caplan, Amiram D Vinokur and Richard H Price
From Job Loss to Reemployment
Field Experiments in Prevention-Focused Coping  
Ricardo F Muñoz
The San Francisco Depression Prevention Research Project
Michael M Faenza and Sandra J McElhaney
Epilogue
Reframing Prevention Advocacy and Looking Ahead  

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