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Mental health promotion and prevention: evidence of effectiveness


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By Dr. Sheppard G. Kellam,
Senior Research Fellow
American Institute for Research

Presentation at:
    Science, Health and Development: Achievements and Challenges in One Hundred Years of PAHO.
    XXXVII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research
    Washington, DC, 12-14 June 2002

    Document No 37/2002.10


  • A brief review of experiences regarding integrating prevention science strategies, with emphasis on the area of mental health promotion and prevention
  • Levels of interventions of community schools
  • Prevention for three levels of risk
  • Core results of universal interventions:It shows the strongly relation between academic failure, as a major risk factor itself, and is reciprocally related to aggression, depression, drug abuse and school failure and dropout

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