Prevention Psychology: Enhancing Personal and Social Well-Being
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Psychologists are increasingly consulted by public agencies, school districts, and businesses to assist in the prevention of major problems (e.g., school violence, drug addiction, and employee stress). This book provides a broad overview of the science and practice of prevention, including practical guidance for developing, implementing, and evaluating prevention programs.
The author reviews
- the history of prevention
- behavior change theories that guide prevention programs
- risk and protective factors to target
- professional issues related to ethics, education, and funding for prevention
Example programs from diverse settings are described, including programs in education, health care, and the community.
Rich in resources, the book offers a "one-stop" introduction to prevention for professionals in multiple disciplines, such as health sciences, public policy, social work, and education.