Outcome studies have shown that treatment does not work if administered too late. Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency presents the newest research on the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programs with children, from birth to adolescence. The contributors to this volume examine the theory and practice of leading programs designed to prevent social and behavioral problems–including violence and substance abuse–in children and adolescents. The innovative programs analyzed here focus on social skills training for children with conduct disorders, anger coping group work for aggressive children, parent training programs, life skills training for substance abuse prevention, and programs for high-risk youth and rural populations. All designed to intervene before the onset of disorders or to deal effectively with problems when they first appear, many of the programs also emphasize strengthening family, school, and community involvement for successful risk reduction. Clinical psychologists and human services professionals who work with children and youths will find Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency illuminating. This book also will be of interest to policy makers who are looking for more effective and efficient interventions to child and adolescent problems.

The Comprehensive Child Development Program and Other Early Intervention Program Models

The comprehensive child development program and other early intervention program models
PeterJ.Pizzolongo

The Comprehensive Child Development Program (CCDP) is an innovative effort put forth by the U.S. Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) and was established by the U.S. Congress in 1988. CCDP is based on an extensive history of research and programmatic efforts in early intervention programs for young children and their families who are part of the low-income population of the United States. These programs, of which CCDP is now a part, have focused on alleviating the pressing problems faced by low-income families, including inadequate housing, health care and nutrition, family breakup, teenage pregnancy, lack of positive role models and growth experiences for ...

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