Successful Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents presents a wide variety of exemplary programs addressing behavioral and social problems, school failure, drug use, injuries, child abuse, physical health, and other critical issues. The validity and generality of each study's results are given special attention, and outcomes involving actual behavioral change are emphasized. A special appendix lists resources on prevention, including other texts, special journal issues, national clearinghouses, resource centers containing videos and curriculum materials, and Web sites.
Basic Concepts in Prevention. Prevention of Behavioral and Social Problems. Prevention of Learning Problems. Drug Prevention. Programs to Improve Physical Health. Injury Prevention. Child Maltreatment. Is Prevention Cost-Effective/ Importance of Policy. Current Status and Future Directions. Appendix A: Characteristics of Effective Skill Training Programs. Appendix B: Helpful Resources on Prevention. Indexes.