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Primary Prevention Practices

  • Martin Bloom - University of Connecticut Health Center, USA


April 1996 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What are the most effective ways of preventing predictable behavioural problems, protecting current states of health and promoting desired behaviours? This volume offers step-by-step procedures on how to conduct over 50 prevention practices, including: problem-solving; anticipatory instructions; social skills training; life-long exercises; perceived self-efficacy; assertiveness training; cognitive reframing; and peer tutoring.

So that readers can more easily select which preventive measure to apply, the author identifies the classes of factors that should be considered in any thorough analysis of a given situation, and provides a checklist of the full range of forces acting on particular events.

 
Frame of Reference for Primary Prevention Practice
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension I: Increasing Individual Strengths  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension II: Decreasing Individual Limitations  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension III: Increasing Social Supports  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension IV: Decreasing Social Stresses  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention: Increasing Resources and Decreasing Pressures from (and on) the Physical Environment
Dimension V: Increasing Resources from the Physical Environment; Dimension VI: Decreasing the Pressures from (and on) the Physical Environment  
 
Systematic Applications of Primary Prevention Methods

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