School-Based Prevention for Children at Risk: The Primary Mental Health Project
National surveys suggest that 3 out of 10 children experience moderate to severe school adjustment problems. Failure to profit from the school experience restricts children's achievement in later life and places them at risk for personally devastating and socially costly outcomes. Unfortunately, the existing mental health system lacks the resources to deal with this major human and social problem.
This book describes in accessible language the evolution and daily operation of the Primary Health Project, and innovative school-based prevention program that provides a viable alternative to traditional "after-the-fact" intervention. School-Based Prevention for Children at Risk provides nuts-and-bolts descriptions of how to establish, maintain, and evaluate such a program, as well as research evidence documenting PMHP's efficacy. This award-winning program's longevity (it has been in operation for almost 40 years) and continuing expansion (it now operates in over 700 school districts worldwide) are evidence of its success.