International Approaches to Prevention in Mental Health and Human Services

By Robert E Hess, Wolfgang Stark

© 1995 – Routledge

186 pages

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Hardback: 9781560247173
pub: 1995-08-08
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About the Book

Here is a new book devoted to prevention efforts outside of the United States. Chapters present prevention efforts from a variety of countries, including Costa Rica, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland, and reflect the diversity in the cultures of the authors. Despite cultural differences, common themes emerge--mainly an orientation toward the community and a focus on empowerment. International Approaches to Prevention in Mental Health and Human Services increases knowledge of differences and similarities in prevention strategies from around the world and stimulates international relationships which can enrich the field of prevention for all.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • A Case Study of International Cooperation for Community Development and Primary Prevention in Costa Rica
  • A Primary Prevention Training Model for the Unmet Needs of Newly Arrived Korean Immigrants
  • Advancing Prevention in Ontario, Canada: Follow-Up to a Utilization-Focused Evaluation
  • Respite Child Care: A Support and Empowerment Strategy for Families in a High-Risk Community
  • The Help Book: A Case Study in Empowerment Research
  • A College for Family-Life Studies as Part of the Social Welfare Service in Israel
  • Prevention in Italy: Overview of the Field
  • Health Policy and Health Promotion: A Study of Prevention Developments in the Netherlands
  • From Welfare State to Welfare Society
  • Prevention in Poland: The Sociocultural Factors in the Development of Theory and Practice
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General