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ERIC Number: EJ887176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 113
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Using Prevention Science to Promote Children's Mental Health: The Founding of the Missouri Prevention Center
Herman, Keith C.; Reinke, Wendy M.; Stormont, Melissa; Puri, Rohini; Agarwal, Geetika
Counseling Psychologist, v38 n5 p652-690 2010
Decades of research have demonstrated, now convincingly, that emotional and behavioral syndromes and many of their antecedent risks can be prevented. Much of this progress can be traced to the founding and expansion of the relatively young field called prevention science, an interdisciplinary field that emerged in the early 1990s to address the need for an integrated model for prevention-related research. The present article is intended to provide a specific example of prevention science in action for counseling psychologists. To illustrate key preventive science principles, the authors describe the formation and activities of the Missouri Prevention Center, a program that uses prevention science to promote children's mental health. In particular, the authors use research produced by the center to highlight the various phases of prevention intervention research. They conclude with implications for counseling psychologists. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri