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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 wh

The Children of Divorce Intervention Program: Fostering Resilient Outcomes for School-Aged Children
The children of divorce intervention program: Fostering resilient outcomes for school-aged children
JoannePedro-Carroll

Very few people in the United States are untouched by divorce these days, if not by personal, firsthand experience, then through the experiences of a close friend or family member. The upsurge in divorce rates over the last three decades has affected 3 million people annually and currently involves half of all marriages. Demographic estimates suggest that approximately 40% of white children and 75% of African American children will experience their parents' divorce by age 16 (Bumpass, 1984). Thus, divorce has become an unwelcome yet common experience for children living in the United States today.

After parental divorce, children spend on average 5 ...

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