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ERIC Number: ED416958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 333
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ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-1092-1
Enhancing Children's Wellness. Healthy Children 2010. Issues in Children's and Families' Lives, Volume 8. The John & Kelly Hartman Series.
Weissberg, Roger P., Ed.; Gullota, Thomas P., Ed.; Hampton, Robert L., Ed.; Ryan, Bruce A., Ed.; Adams, Gerald R., Ed.
This volume consists of 10 chapters which emphasize the latest research and theories about family, school, and community prevention programs and health promotion programs to improve the health status of children during the next decade. The goal of the volume is to influence the nation's policies and practices regarding children's health by raising awareness about effective and theoretically based prevention programs and strategies. The chapters address issues of problem behaviors coupled with substance abuse, delinquency, and school failure; drug abuse prevention; unwanted pregnancy; AIDS; violent and aggressive behavior; depression and suicide; and childhood injury. After a foreword by Seymour B. Sarason, the 10 articles are: (1) "Introduction and Overview: Let's Make 'Healthy Children 2010' a National Priority!" (Weissberg and Kuster); (2) "The Prevalence of Problem Behaviors: Implications for Programs" (Dryfoos); (3) "School-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Strategies: From Research to Policy and Practice" (Dusenbury and Falco); (4) "Preventing High-Risk Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Pregnancy Among Adolescents" (Sagrestano and Paikoff); (5) "Violence Prevention for the 21st Century" (Murray, Guerra, and Williams); (6) "Prevention of Depression" (Compas, Connor, and Wadsworth); (7) "Prevention of Youth Suicide" (Kalafat); (8) "Promoting Healthy Dietary Behaviors" (Perry, Story, and Lytle); (9) "Prevention and Control of Injuries" (Tuchfarber, Zins, and Jason); and (10) "Academic Performance and School Success: Sources and Consequences" (Hawkins). (SD)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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