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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

Going for the Goal: A Life Skills Program for Adolescents
Going for the goal: A life skills program for adolescents
Steven J.Danish

Adolescents are taking more risks with their health, their lives, and their future than ever before. The number of illegitimate births to teenage girls has risen by more than half since 1980; marijuana use among eighth graders has doubled in just the past three years; arrests of young people for murder and manslaughter has gone up 60% since 1980; and the drop out rate in some of our city schools approaches 50%. The cost of these actions to our society is staggering not only in the present, but for years to come. Despite our best efforts to develop programs that reduce these actions, the ...

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