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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

Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving: Primary Prevention of Early High-Risk Behaviors in the Preschool and Primary Years
Interpersonal cognitive problem solving: Primary prevention of early high-risk behaviors in the preschool and primary years
Myrna B.Shure

Over 25 years of research has shown that children can, or can learn to, successfully resolve everyday problems as early as age 4. Systematic evaluation over the same period has also shown that youngsters, across income levels and in several ethnic groups, who most improve in trained problem solving skills, also most reduce behaviors such as impulsivity, inhibition, poor peer relations, and other behaviors that research has now shown predict later, more serious problems such as violence, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and some forms of psychopathology (Parker & Asher, 1987). Problem-solving-trained youngsters that ...

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