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 Improving Social Awareness-Social Problem Solving Project

The Improving Social Awareness-Social Problem Solving Project

The improving social awareness-social problem solving project
LindaBruene-Butler, JuneHampson, Maurice J.Elias, John F.Clabby, TomSchuyler

Society pays a high price when students lack social and emotional competence. Social competence refers to the ability to establish acceptable and productive relationships with others. It has been linked with many areas of success in adulthood, such as vocational competence (Goleman, 1995b; Krackhardt & Hanson, 1993; U.S. Department of Labor, 1991); marital satisfaction (Davis & Oathout, 1987; Gottman, 1993, 1994); and parenting socially adjusted children (Cohen, Patterson, & Christopoulos, 1991; Putallaz & Heflin, 1990; Rubin, Booth, Rose-Krasnor, & Mills, 1994). A strong and growing body of research also links social and emotional functioning in childhood to a wide variety of life outcomes (Asher & Parker, ...

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