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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

Teen Education and Employment Network
Teen education and employment network
Laurie J.Bauman, Susan M.Coupey, CherylKoeber, Jennifer L.Lauby, Ellen J.Silver, Ruth E. K.Stein

Epidemiologic estimates of the number of children and adolescents affected by chronic health conditions range from 5% to 30% (Cadman et al., 1986; Gortmaker & Sappenfield, 1984; Newacheck, McManus, & Fox, 1991; Newacheck & Taylor, 1992; Pless & Pinkerton, 1975; Pless & Wadsworth, 1988; Star field & Pless, 1980). Although estimates vary due to differences in the definition and measurement of chronic health conditions (Stein, Bauman, Westbrook, Coupey, & Ireys, 1995), most experts believe that between 15% and 20% of children are affected. Thus, a substantial proportion of children grow up with an ongoing health condition such as asthma, diabetes, sickle cell disease, epilepsy, or ...

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