The Science and Art of Promoting Healthy Child and Adolescent DevelopmentPaperback - 2006
Solving problems before they become a national crisis benefits entire at-risk populations and saves time, money, and resources. Effective prevention programs can make these benefits a reality -- and with this landmark book from foremost authority John Borkowski, professionals will see what types of prevention efforts really work. The first and only synthesis of prevention research and methodology, this timely volume examines programs targeting eight of today's most pressing problems that affect infants, children, and youth, including:infancy and early development child maltreatment youth violence childhood developmental delays substance abuse risky sexual behavior dating violence marital conflict and divorce
Researchers, students, administrators, and policymakers willclosely examine each prevention project, including its structure, scope, target population, methodology, and results consider the characteristics of successful prevention programs clarify the challenges that future efforts still need to address envision model prevention programs for each of the eight problems
Through these thorough, multifaceted explorations of successful programs, readers will see the interplay between the science of research and the art of practice -- and appreciate the profound difference prevention efforts can make in the lives of children and families. Based on over a decade of research and best practices, this is an invaluable resource for anyone who has a part in shaping the future of intervention and prevention programs.