Prevention: What Works with Children and Adolescents? deals with the prevention of psychological problems which are of central concern to those who fund and develop health, social and educational services for children, adolescents and their families. Problems addressed in this book include developmental delay in low birth weight infants and socially disadvantaged children; adjustment problems in children with sensory and additional disabilities and autism; challenging behaviour in children with intellectual disabilities; physical and sexual abuse; bullying; adjustment problems in children with asthma and diabetes; teenage smoking; alcohol use and drug abuse; teenage pregnancy, STDs and HIV infection; post-traumatic adjustment problems and adolescent suicide. Conclusions drawn in this book are based on the results of over 200 rigorously conducted studies of more than 70,000 children.
Alan Carr and his colleagues have been both thorough and systematic in their approach to the literature on prevention. Clinicians might well find this a useful resource to the particular disorders or problems. - Professor Sir Michael Rutter, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Introduction. Prevention of Developmental Delay in Low Birth Weight Infants. Prevention of Cognitive Delays in Socially Disadvantaged Children. Prevention of Adjustment Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Prevention of Adjustment Problems in Children with Sensory Disabilities. Prevention of Adjustment Problems in Children with Autism. Prevention of Challenging Behaviour in Children with Intellectual Disabilities. Prevention of Physical Abuse. Prevention of Sexual Abuse. Prevention of Bullying. Prevention of Adjustment Problems in Children with Asthma. Prevention of Adjustment Problems in Children with Diabetes. Prevention of Teenage Smoking, Alcohol Use and Drug Abuse. Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy, STDs and HIV Infection. Prevention of Post-traumatic Adjustment Problems in Children and Adolescents. Prevention of Suicide in Adolescence. Conclusion.