The Handbook of Youth Prevention Science describes current research and practice in mental health preventive interventions for youth. Traditional prevention research focused on preventing specific disorders, e.g. substance abuse, conduct disorders, or criminality. This produced "silos" of isolated knowledge about the prevention of individual disorders without acknowledging the overlapping goals, strategies, and impacts of prevention programs. This Handbook reflects current research and practice by organizing prevention science around comprehensive systems that reach across all disorders and all institutions within a community. Throughout the book, preventive interventions are seen as complementary components of effective mental health programs, not as replacements for therapeutic interventions.

This book is suitable for researchers, instructors and graduate students in the child and adolescent mental health professions: school psychology, school counseling, special education, school social work, child clinical psychology and the libraries serving them. It is also suitable for graduate course work in these fields.

chapter |18 pages

The Current Status of Youth Prevention Science

ByBeth Doll, Jina Yoon

chapter |26 pages

Placing Prevention into the Context of School Improvement

ByHoward S. Adelman, Linda Taylor

chapter |25 pages

School Mental Health

Prevention at All Levels
ByKevin Dwyer, Erika Van Buren

chapter |26 pages

Screening for Mental Health and Wellness

Current School-Based Practices and Emerging Possibilities
ByErin Dowdy, Michael Furlong, Katie Eklund, Elina Saeki, Kristin Ritchey

chapter |25 pages

Implementing Universal Screening Systems Within an RtI-PBS Context

ByHill M. Walker, Herbert H. Severson, Edward G. Feil, Leanne Hawken, Christian Sabey

chapter |20 pages

Building Conditions for Learning and Healthy Adolescent Development

A Strategic Approach
ByDavid Osher, Kimberly Kendziora

chapter |14 pages

Social Support

How to Assess and Include It in Research on Prevention and Youth Outcomes
ByMichelle K. Demaray, Christine K. Malecki, Lyndsay N. Jenkins, Christy M. Cunningham

chapter |20 pages

Factors Influencing Teacher Interventions in Bullying Situations

Implications for Research and Practice
ByJodi Burrus Newman, Karin S. Frey, Diane Carlson Jones

chapter |15 pages

Development, Evaluation, and Diffusion of a National Anti-Bullying Program, KiVa

ByChristina Salmivalli, Antti Kärnä, Elisa Poskiparta

chapter |20 pages

Promoting the Well-Being of School Communities

A Systemic Approach
ByChryse Hatzichristou, Konstantina Lykitsakou, Aikaterini Lampropoulou, Panayiota Dimitropoulou

chapter |13 pages

Promoting Student Resilience

Strong Kids Social and Emotional Learning Curricula
ByOanh K. Tran, Kenneth W. Merrell

chapter |21 pages

Stimulating Positive Social Interaction

What Can We Learn From TIGER (Kanjertraining)?
ByLilian Vliek, Bram Orobio de Castro

chapter |20 pages

A Hybrid Framework for Intervention Development

Social Justice for Bullying in Low-Resource Schools
BySamuel Y. Song, Wakako Sogo

chapter |22 pages

Check & Connect

Enhancing School Completion Through Student Engagement
BySandra L. Christenson, Amy L. Reschly

chapter |26 pages

Prevention and Early Intervention for Preschool Children at Risk for Learning and Behavior Problems

ByMaribeth Gettinger, Carrie Ball, Laura Mulford, Alicia Hoffman

chapter |18 pages

Partnering to Achieve School Success

A Collaborative Care Model of Early Intervention for Attention and Behavior Problems in Urban Contexts
ByThomas J. Power, Heather Jones Lavin, Jennifer A. Mautone, Nathan J. Blum

chapter |20 pages

Dissemination of Evidence-Based Programs in the Schools

The Coping Power Program
ByJohn E. Lochman, Nicole R. Powell, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, Rachel Baden

chapter |20 pages

Prevention, Early Childhood Intervention, and Implementation Science

BySamuel L. Odom, Marci Hanson, Joan Lieber, Karen Diamond, Susan Palmer, Gretchen Butera, Eva Horn

chapter |12 pages

Taking Effective Prevention to Scale

ByBrian K. Bumbarger, Daniel F. Perkins, Mark T. Greenberg

chapter |16 pages

Youth Policy and Politics in the United States

Toward an Increased Focus on Prevention
BySiobhan M. Cooney, Thomas R. Kratochwill, Stephen A. Small