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

From Job Loss to Reemployment: Field Experiments in Prevention-Focused Coping

From Job Loss to Reemployment: Field Experiments in Prevention-Focused Coping

From job loss to reemployment: Field experiments in prevention-focused coping
Robert D.Caplan, Amiram D.Vinokur, Richard H.Price

In an age of organizational downsizing, restructuring, and outsourcing, the long-term relationship between employer and employee is disappearing (Reich, 1991). Rapid changes in technology are leading to predictions that careers will last only half as long for the next generation as they do now (Handy, 1989; Price, in press). In this turbulent climate, skill in transporting one's generic talents between employers, jobs, industries, and sectors will become a central component of lifelong career development. Such changes will increase the stakes that job seekers, employers, educators, and government will have in how well people manage what is often a stressful and challenging ...

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