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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

Parents as Teachers: Investing in Good Beginnings for Children
Parents as teachers: Investing in good beginnings for children
Mildred M.Winter, Danica S.Mcdonald

In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances and of no matter what parents, the potential of the human race is born again, and in him, too, once more, and each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life.

JamesAgee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Our children are our potential and our future, not our problem. Investing in the very beginning of life diminishes the probability of investing later in social costs such as remedial education, juvenile detainment, welfare (or its alternative) dependency, child abuse, and neglect. “If we don't invest in the early rearing of our children, we're going to be paying ...

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