This work updates the 1994 book Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders and contains information on the status of research on programs in mental health and substance abuse prevention for children, youth...

Recent research suggests that mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders tend to be related and stem from a set of common conditions, but much current research and practice continue to deal with...

Adding to recent research that clinical depression may be preventable, this article argues that the health care system should provide access to evidence-based depression prevention programs, much as...

This article describes the challenges of estimating the extent to which poverty affects children’s mental, emotional, and behavioral health. It argues that better understanding   of the ways that...

This paper reports on the development and implementation of Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), a family-centered intervention for families facing the effect of wartime deployments.  It pays...

This prevention brief provides project directors with information, strategies, and resources for addressing Teen Dating Violence (TDV) in schools. It covers important components of TDV, including:...

This brief addresses the issue of drug abuse among youth and explains ways in which drug abuse can be prevented, as well as evidence-based practices to decrease the number of youth who use alcohol...

Researchers often focus on risk factors while neglecting the protective factors that can play a key role in preventing social ills, such as violence, for young people and society. This publication...

This resource discusses the Multisystemic Therapy approach, a family-based treatment model for adolescents exhibiting serious antisocial behaviors such as violence, delinquency, and substance abuse...

This brief describes the Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative to create activities that foster a students’ feeling of safety in school and their community. It cites evidence-based practices for...

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