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ERIC Number: ED170969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Primary Prevention of Emotional Disorders of Children: Mirage or Reality.
Reinherz, Helen Z.
The paper addresses the issue as to whether large scale programs of primary prevention are feasible for children with emotional disorders. The problem of translating common definitions of primary prevention into viable programs is considered. A typology of three major approaches to primary prevention is presented: (1) programs promoting and enhancing competency (which include parents' early involvement in children's learning); (2) primary prevention through environmental and systems change; and (3) reducing disorder by identifying populations at risk. Specific recommendations are suggested for hastening the advance of primary prevention programs including that programs include preparation for parenting of all adolescents in normal school settings and that families and children be considered as a unit. (SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Simmons Coll., Boston. School of Social Work.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: This paper is a revision of one presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 1978)