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Successful Prevention and Youth Development Programs : Across Borders - Laura Ferrer-Wreder

Successful Prevention and Youth Development Programs

Across Borders

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9780306481765
Number Of Pages: 339

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From a European Perspective This book charts territory that is profoundly important, and yet rarely fully understood. The authors have attempted a task that has relevance to the widest possible range of professionals working with children and adolescents. In describing and assessing the fields prevention and promotion they have performed an immense service to researchers in this field, but also to practitioners across the spectrum, from mental health nurses and doctors to teachers and psychologists, from social work professionals to psychiatrists and youth counselors. There are two other key elements that should be emphasized from the outset. The first is that the approach in this book is truly multi-disciplinary, with the authors making a genuine attempt to draw upon knowledge and practice derived from all the relevant disciplines. The second element which makes this book so important is that the authors have worked across countries, to ensure that work in the field of intervention from both North America and from Europe should be included. This is as welcome as it is refreshing. There appear to be so many barriers to true collaboration between the two continents, and so many examples of either North American to what is going on "across the or European social scientists appearing blind border" that the approach taken here should be wholeheartedly commended. This book is essentially a review, but a rather special review.

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"It should be required reading for anyone concerned with the emotional health and well-being of young people. The authors are to be congratulated on their achievement, and I am proud to have been associated with this endeavour."
(John Coleman, OBE, Ph.D., FBPsS, Director, Trust for the Study of Adolescence)
"Youth Development Programs: Across Borders fills a substantial gap for students, researchers, and policy-makers both by providing a timely review of findings in the field, as well as providing a primer in the conceptual foundations and future directions of prevention science."
(Mark T. Greenberg, Ph.D., Bennett Chair of Prevention Research, Director of the Prevention Research Center and Associate Director, Child Youth and Families Consortium, The Pennsylvania State University)

Overviewp. 1
Purposep. 1
Book Organizationp. 1
Key Ideas in the Prevention and Youth Development Fieldp. 2
Prevention, Promotion, and Youth Developmentp. 2
Classification Systems for Prevention, Promotion, and Treatmentp. 3
Problem Behaviorsp. 6
Risk-Protective Factors and Resiliencep. 7
Developmental Considerationsp. 8
The Context of Interventionp. 9
Dissemination and Sustainabilityp. 13
Prevention and Promotion: Lessons from the Pastp. 15
Chapter Endnotesp. 18
The Family Contextp. 23
Early Family Interventionp. 25
Introductionp. 25
Chapter Organizationp. 27
Exemplary Program Examplesp. 27
Home Visitationp. 27
Home Visitation and Early Educational Enrichmentp. 30
Synthesisp. 33
Program Utility by Riskp. 33
Core Early Family Intervention Componentsp. 34
Specific vs. Spreading and the Duration of Effectsp. 35
Unresolved Questions about Program Utilityp. 36
Questionsp. 37
Expert vs. Non-Expert Implementationp. 37
Parent and Child Capacitationp. 39
Dissemination Researchp. 41
Future Directionsp. 44
Endnotesp. 44
Later Family Interventionp. 47
Introductionp. 47
Chapter Organizationp. 48
Exemplary Program Examplesp. 49
Family Training-Therapy: Preventing Youth Antisocial Behaviorp. 50
Family Training-Therapy: Preventing Youth Substance Use and Risk Due to Parental Addictionp. 56
Synthesisp. 58
Core Later Family Intervention Componentsp. 58
Connecting to Familiesp. 59
Specific vs. Spreading Effects by Riskp. 61
Questionsp. 67
Peer Aggregation Questionp. 67
Dissemination Researchp. 70
Future Directionsp. 73
Chapter Endnotesp. 73
The School Contextp. 75
Individual Focused School Interventionp. 77
Introductionp. 77
Chapter Organizationp. 78
Exemplary Program Examplesp. 78
Academic Tutoringp. 78
Education and Skills Promotionp. 81
Synthesisp. 91
Academic Tutoringp. 91
Education and Skills Promotionp. 93
Questionsp. 104
School Based Prevention: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Challenges?p. 104
Top Down-Bottom Up Issuesp. 107
Teachers and Program Utilityp. 109
Future Directionsp. 110
Chapter Endnotesp. 111
Environment Focused School Intervention and Cross Context Family School Partnershipsp. 113
Introductionp. 113
Chapter Organizationp. 115
Exemplary Program Examplesp. 115
Peer Related Interventionp. 115
Classroom Interventionp. 118
Whole School Changep. 122
Cross Context Family School Partnershipsp. 125
Synthesisp. 131
Peer Related Interventionp. 132
Classroom Interventionp. 134
Whole School Changep. 137
Cross Context Family School Partnershipsp. 143
Questionsp. 144
Design and Evaluation Issuesp. 145
Schools and Indicated Preventionp. 147
Comprehensive Integrated Interventions and Enhanced Program Efficacyp. 149
Future Directionsp. 151
Chapter Endnotesp. 152
Community Intervention and Community Related Cross Context Interventionsp. 153
Introductionp. 153
Chapter Organizationp. 154
Program Elementsp. 154
Community Mobilization: Bringing Individuals within the Community Together to Act in Service of a Promotion or Prevention Goalp. 154
Access Restriction: Limiting Youngsters' Access to Alcohol and Tobaccop. 157
Education-Skills: Helping Youth to Develop Knowledge and Skillsp. 159
Opportunity Plus Education-Skills: Providing Opportunities for Young People to Make Personally and Socially Meaningful Connectionsp. 160
Exemplary Program Examplesp. 163
Early Community Interventionp. 163
Exemplary Program Examplesp. 164
Later Community Interventionp. 164
Synthesisp. 177
Later Community Interventionp. 177
Questionsp. 185
Coming to Terms with the Communityp. 185
Individual vs. Environmental Change Modelsp. 186
Future Directionsp. 189
Chapter Endnotesp. 190
Prevention and Promotion across Bordersp. 191
Introductionp. 191
Chapter Organizationp. 193
Cross-National Collaboration and Intervention Researchp. 194
On the Benefits of Cross-National Collaboration and Intervention Trialsp. 194
Elements of a Successful and Sustained Cross-National Collaborationp. 197
Cross-National Collaboration, Why Doesn't It Happen More Often?p. 198
Tailoring Interventions to Culture and Contextp. 199
The Qualities of Interventions Likely to Succeed in Another Countryp. 200
Replication, Reinvention, and Culturep. 202
Policy and Cross-National Interventionp. 211
Whose Job Is It to Work with Troubled Youth in Your Country?p. 212
Future Policy Directionsp. 213
Conclusionp. 216
Chapter Endnotesp. 217
Resource Guide
Glossaryp. 219
Program Examplesp. 231
Chapter Endnotesp. 271
Web Resources
Prevention-Promotion Supporting Institutions and Agenciesp. 273
Sources for Prevention-Promotion Related Statisticsp. 275
Prevention-Promotion Related Professional Organizationsp. 276
Lists of Model Programsp. 277
Referencesp. 279
List of Figures
Family Training-Therapy and Riskp. 49
Cross-National Interview Study Participantsp. 193
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780306481765
ISBN-10: 0306481766
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73