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Primary Prevention Practices

  • Martin Bloom - University of Connecticut Health Center, USA


March 1996 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What are the most effective ways to prevent predictable behavioral problems, protect current states of health, and promote desired behaviors? Intended for use by students in the helping professions and by practitioners and researchers in the field, Primary Prevention Practices offers step-by-step procedures on how to conduct over 50 techniques of prevention practice. Through the use of an organizational framework, the configural equation, author Martin Bloom identifies the classes of factors that are to be considered in any thorough analysis of a given situation and provides a check list for accessing the full range of forces acting on events so the reader can better select which preventive action to apply. In addition, the book covers a wide range of prevention practices, including problem-solving methods, anticipatory instructions, social skills training, life-long exercises, perceived self-efficacy, assertiveness training, cognitive reframing, and peer tutoring. By using a technique that is friendly to practitioners and students, Primary Prevention Practices is a perfect resource for those in the fields of psychology, clinical psychology, social work, and public health.

 
Frame of Reference for Primary Prevention Practice
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension I: Increasing Individual Strengths  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension II: Decreasing Individual Limitations  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension III: Increasing Social Supports  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention
Dimension IV: Decreasing Social Stresses  
 
Methods of Primary Prevention: Increasing Resources and Decreasing Pressures from (and on) the Physical Environment
Dimension V: Increasing Resources from the Physical Environment; Dimension VI: Decreasing the Pressures from (and on) the Physical Environment  
 
Systematic Applications of Primary Prevention Methods

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