ERIC Number: ED432104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Right--Part II: Early Identification Demonstration Projects, January 1991 to July 1991. Final Report.
This final report describes the outcomes of four demonstration projects, funded in 1990 in Oregon, on early identification and prevention of mental and emotional disorders in children. The intention of the projects was to find ways to identify children who are at risk of suffering emotional disorders and intervene early enough to prevent these disorders. The first program described, the Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving Project, trained 1,400 children in social problem solving skills. In the second program, the Temperament Project, 188 parents received temperament services. The third project, the Jackson County Early Intervention Mental Health Project, provided special friends for 370 children who were at-risk. In the last project, the Family Service Project, close to 350 families were provided with parent education and support groups with concurrent and follow-up home visits. The report provides a description of each project, discusses progress since the interim report, evidence of the project's impact, and future plans. Results from the projects indicate positive changes in social behavior and child rearing practices. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Disorders, Outcomes of Treatment, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Peer Relationship, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Social Development, Socialization
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Human Services, Salem. Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Regional Research Inst. for Human Services.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon