Prevention Program Development and Evaluation

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506319351
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The use of seatbelts, the requirements for smoke detectors, and other kinds of public health interventions have been highly successful in reducing disability, injuries, and premature mortality. Prevention in mental health— identifying and treating mental illnesses before they become full blown syndromes or identifying people at risk for a condition—is just as critical to public mental health. This research-based resource gives practitioners a nuts-and-bolts guide to designing and evaluating prevention programs in mental health that are culturally relevant and aimed at reducing the number of new problems that occur. Key Features Employs a 10-step prevention program development and evaluation model that emphasizes the concepts of community, collaboration, and cultural relevance Offers a brief, practical, how-to approach that is based on rigorous research Identifies specific prevention program development and evaluation steps Highlights examples of "everyday prevention" practices as well as concrete prevention programs that have proven, effective implementation Promotes hands-on learning with practical exercises, instructive figures, and a comprehensive reference list Intended Audience Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Prevention Program Development and Evaluation can be used as a core text in undergraduate courses devoted to prevention or in graduate programs aimed at practice issues. Current practitioners or policymakers interested in designing prevention programs will find this book to be an affable guide.

Program Development and Evaluation in Prevention

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483307662
Format: PDF, Docs
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This seventh book in the Prevention Practice Kit illustrates how carefully constructed programs are involved with reaching prevention goals. Using examples and drawing from a clearly presented framework, this book helps readers easily translate concepts of program development and evaluation (PD&E) into doable, practical steps.

Group Work Leadership

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.

The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Author: Elizabeth Vera
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195396421
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology presents a lifespan approach to prevention that emphasizes strengths of individuals and communities, integrates multicultural and social justice perspectives, and includes best practices in the prevention of a variety of psychological problems in particular populations.

When Kids Are Grieving

Author: Donna M. Burns
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201860
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Most students experience some form of loss in their lives, and the resulting grief can profoundly affect their academic performance, emotional stability, and social interactions. Serving both as a resource and workbook, this reader-friendly primer helps educators and school counselors understand and respond to the extraordinary challenges that children and adolescents may face when dealing with loss and grief. Featuring helpful charts, quotes, activities, case studies, reproducible handouts, and resources from national organizations, this sourcebook offers strategies to help students affected by divorce; death of a parent, relative, friend, or pet; violence; chronic illness; and more. The author examines grief experiences at different developmental levels and illustrates how to: Respond appropriately to expressions of grief that are unique to children and adolescents Help students handle emotions associated with loss Promote communication and facilitate effective interventions Determine when to refer a child to a specialist Respect cultural attitudes toward loss and grief This resource underscores the importance of understanding how children experience grief and loss and helps educators assist in ways that promote students’ emotional health and recovery.

Action Research in Healthcare

Author: Elizabeth Koshy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903416
Format: PDF, Docs
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Action Research in Healthcare is a practical guide to using research for improving practice in healthcare contexts. As an increasingly popular method of inquiry, action research is widely used in healthcare to investigate professional practice and patients' experience while simultaneously: - introducing innovations - planning, actioning and evaluating new ideas - seeking to improve patient care - working collaboratively. Taking you through the process step-by-step, Action Research in Healthcare explains how to tackle each stage of your project - from planning the study and undertaking a literature review, through to gathering and interpreting data and implementing findings. Examples of action research projects are included throughout to illustrate how the method works in practice. Action Research in Healthcare assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and is the ideal resource for anyone about to start or already involved in a project.

HIV Prevention

Author: Kenneth H. Mayer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080921297
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HIV/AIDS continues to be the pandemic of our times and there has not been a comprehensive medically based AIDS prevention book published in the last 5 years. It is estimated that 36 to 45 million people including 2-3 million children already are infected worldwide and an additional 4-7 million more are infected each year. There are about 6,000 new infections daily and about 12 million AIDS orphans. People receiving AIDS treatments feel well and have no detectable viral load, but still can infect others. And even when a vaccine is found, it will take many years before it can be administered across the developing world. * Discusses all aspects of AIDS prevention, from epidemiology, molecular immunology and virology to the principles of broad-based public health prevention interventions. * Special focus on the array of interventions that have been proven effective through rigorous study * Identifies new trends in HIV/AID epidemiology and their impact on creating and implementing prevention interventions * Incorporates virology, biology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, microbicides and research methodologies into AIDS prevention

Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133845
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The remarkable increase in the prevalence of obesity among children and youth in the United States over a relatively short timespan represents one of the defining public health challenges of the 21st century. The country is beginning to recognize childhood obesity as a major public health epidemic that will incur substantial costs to the nation. However, the current level of investment by the public and private sectors still does not match the extent of the problem. There is a substantial underinvestment of resources to adequately address the scope of this obesity crisis. At this early phase in addressing the epidemic, actions have begun on a number of levels to improve the dietary patterns and to increase the physical activity levels of young people. Schools, corporations, youth-related organizations, families, communities, foundations, and government agencies are working to implement a variety of policy changes, new programs, and other interventions. These efforts, however, generally remain fragmented and small in scale. Moreover, the lack of systematic monitoring and evaluation of interventions have hindered the development of an evidence base to identify, apply, and disseminate lessons learned and to support promising efforts to prevent childhood obesity. Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up? examines the progress made by obesity prevention initiatives in the United States from 2004 to 2006. This book emphasizes a call to action for key stakeholders and sectors to commit to and demonstrate leadership in childhood obesity prevention, evaluates all policies and programs, monitors their progress, and encourages stakeholders to widely disseminate promising practices. This book will be of interest to federal, state, and local government agencies; educators and schools; public health and health care professionals; private-sector companies and industry trade groups; media; parents; and those involved in implementing community-based programs and consumer advocacy.

The California School of Organizational Studies Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychology

Author: Rodney L. Lowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119177863
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover a wealth of issues in the field of consulting psychology with this landmark book. Explore key topics in assessment and evaluation, building teams, executive coaching, career counseling, interpersonal conflicts and relationships, benefit design, personality testing, and much more. Learn to delineate and better understand the wide array of information you are faced with, and become more adept and knowledgeable in the field of consulting psychology. This comprehensive volume has expert contributors recruited by the volume's editor--himself an eminent educator and practitioner in the field. You will get: Special issues in consulting to specific types of organizations including industry, schools, government, non-profit, and international Informative guidelines for professional practice procedures Organized sections on individual, group and organizational issues And much more!