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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 Social-Competence Promotion Program for Young Adolescents
The social-competence promotion program for young adolescents
Roger P.Weissberg, Heather A.Barton, Timothy P.Shriver

An unprecedented adolescent health crisis is facing our nation (National Commission on the Role of the School and the Community in Improving Adolescent Health, 1990). Psychosocial and health problems among America's youth are due, in large part, to significant changes that have occurred in families and communities during the last few decades (National Commission on Children, 1991). Dual-career couples and single parents who work outside the home have become the norm. Divorce is more prevalent. Extended families that live close to children are less common. Record numbers of women and young children live in poverty. These social and environmental changes have reduced the extent to which ...

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