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Primary Prevention Works

Primary Prevention Works

December 1996 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 which centre on quality child care, and programmes which develop problem-solving abilities in early childhood; and school-age programmes ranging from interventions in school settings to developing social competency and job readiness. Finally, contributors examine prevention interventions aimed specifically at unemployment and depression in adulthood.

Rosalynn Carter
The Importance of Prevention

George W Albee and Thomas P Gullotta
Primary Prevention's Evolution
Thomas P Gullotta
Operationalizing Albee's Incidence Formula
David Olds
The Prenatal/Early Infancy Project
Fifteen Years Later

Grace-Ann Caruso Whitney
Early Intervention for High-Risk Families
Reflecting on a 20-Year-Old Model

Elsie R Broussard
Infant-Family Resource Program
Mildred M Winter and Danica S McDonald
Parents as Teachers
Investing in Good Beginnings for Children

David P Weikart and Lawrence J Schweinhart
High/Scope Perry Preschool Program
Myrna B Shure
Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving
Primary Prevention of Early High-Risk Behaviors in the Preschool and Primary Years

A Dirk Hightower
Primary Mental Health Project
JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
The Children of Divorce Intervention Program
Fostering Resilient Outcomes for School-Aged Children

Linda Bruene-Butler et al
Improving Social Awareness-Social Problem Solving Project
Roger P Weissberg, Heather A Barton and Timothy P Shriver
The Social-Competence Promotion Program for Young Adolescents
Steve J Danish
Going for the Goal
A Life Skills Program for Adolescents

Laurie J Bauman et al
Teen Education and Employment Network
Robert D Caplan, Amiram D Vinokur and Richard H Price
From Job Loss to Reemployment
Field Experiments in Prevention-Focused Coping

Ricardo F Muñoz
The San Francisco Depression Prevention Research Project
Michael M Faenza and Sandra J McElhaney
Reframing Prevention Advocacy and Looking Ahead


George W. Albee

George Albee, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermontand Courtesy Professor at the Florida Mental Health Institute and theUniversity of South Florida. He served on both the Eisenhower and Carter Presidential Commissions on Mental Health and is a past President of the American Psychological Association, APA's Division of Clinical Psychology, and the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology. He established the Vermont Conference on the Primary Prevention of Psychopathology which held 17 conferences bringing together researchers, policy makers and implementers of primary prevention programs throughout the... More About Author

Thomas P. Gullotta

Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT. More About Author

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