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McMahon, Robert J and De V. Peters, Ray, eds. (1996) Preventing childhood disorders, substance abuse, and delinquency. Baniff International Behavioural Science Series California: Sage .

Outcome studies have shown that treatment does not work if administered too late. Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency presents the newest research on the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programs with children, from birth to adolescence. The contributors to this volume examine the theory and practice of leading programs designed to prevent social and behavioral problems--including violence and substance abuse--in children and adolescents. The innovative programs analyzed here focus on social skills training for children with conduct disorders, anger coping group work for aggressive children, parent training programs, life skills training for substance abuse prevention, and programs for high-risk youth and rural populations. All designed to intervene before the onset of disorders or to deal effectively with problems when they first appear, many of the programs also emphasize strengthening family, school, and community involvement for successful risk reduction.

Clinical psychologists and human services professionals who work with children and youths will find Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency illuminating. This book also will be of interest to policy makers who are looking for more effective and efficient interventions to child and adolescent problems


Item Type:Book
Date:1996
Call No:JB2, TA14, FS26
Pages:xxvi,
Publisher:Sage
Place of Publication:California
ISBN:0761900152
Notes:includes index, bibliographic references, graphs, tables
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Accession Number:HRB 182 (Available)
Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of child
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminality > Youth (juvenile) offending
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Early intervention (young children)
T Demographic characteristics > Child
VA Geographic area > United States
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills

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