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Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents



Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents


Practical information and evidence-based findings on the most effective and current prevention interventions for children and adolescents

The Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents is the first book that thoroughly covers the various types of prevention interventions available for children and adolescents encountering emotional, health, and social problems. Using Gordon's primary prevention model, each chapter offers an introductory summary of the problem, then moves on to discuss trends; incidence; risk factors; interventions available on a universal, selective, and targeted level; and future directions.

Featuring an interdisciplinary list of expert contributors, this guide covers preventive interventions addressing child and adolescent problems including:

  • Unresolved grief
  • Teenage suicide
  • Birth defects
  • Substance abuse
  • Teenage pregnancies
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Eating disorders
  • School violence
  • School dropout
  • And more
An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and students alike, the Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents is important reading for anyone who works with young people in a variety of settings.


About the Editors.


Part I: Introduction.

Chapter 1: Prevention and Resilience (Catherine N. Dulmus and Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci).

Part II: Preventive Interventions for Children’s and Adolescents’ Emotional Problems.

Chapter 2: Peer Group Rejection (Gary W. Ladd, Sarah L. Herald, Carly B. Slutzky, and Rebecca K. Andrews).

Chapter 3: Unresolved Grief (Carolyn Hilarski).

Chapter 4: Adolescent Mental Health (Dominique E. Roe-Sepowitz and Bruce A. Thyer).

Chapter 5: Adolescent Suicide Prevention (Andrea K. McCarter, Karen M. Sowers, and Catherine N. Dulmus).

Chapter 6: Aggressive Behavior (Mark W. Fraser and Sheara A. Williams).

Part III: Preventive Interventions for Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Problems.

Chapter 7: Birth Defects (Debra Keelean, John H. Pierpont, John Wiley, and Kaye McGinty).

Chapter 8: Failure to Thrive (Dorota Iwaniec and Helga Sneddon).

Chapter 9: Chemical Exposure (Kathleen H. Darby, Rodney A. Ellis, Karen M. Sowers, and Andrea K. McCarter).

Chapter 10: Substance Abuse (Craig Winston LeCroy and Joyce Elizabeth Mann).

Chapter 11: Teenage Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and HIV/AIDS (Lisa Armistead, Beth A. Kotchick, and Rex Forehand).

Chapter 12: Tobacco Use (John P. Elder, Esmeralda M. Iniguez, and Sandra Larios).

Chapter 13: Eating Disorders (Gail McVey).

Chapter 14: Obesity (Lois Ann Wodarski and John S. Wodarski).

Part IV: Preventive Interventions for Children’s and Adolescents’ Social Problems.

Chapter 15: Foster Care Drift (Susan Klein-Rothschild and Adrienne Ekas).

Chapter 16: School Violence (Gary L . Bowen, Joelle D. Powers, Michael E. Woolley, and Natasha K. Bowen).

Chapter 17: School Dropout (Beth Doll and Robyn Hess).

Chapter 18: Child Maltreatment (Barbara Thomlison).

Chapter 19: Dating Violence (Gretchen E. Ely).

Part V: Conclusion.

Chapter 20: The Future of Prevention (Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci and Catherine N. Dulmus).

Appendix I: Directory of Exemplary Programs.

Appendix II: School Violence Programs.

Appendix III: Dating Violence Program Evaluations.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

“…based on sound research with a focus on evidence based approach to prevention…” (Intl Jnl of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Vol 16(3), 2004)
  • Written by a prominent, interdisciplinary group of contributors.
  • Includes trends and risk factors, as well as evidence-based prevention interventions targeted at the macro and micro levels.
  • Covers juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and STDs, school violence, eating disorders, school failure, suicide, and more.