Realizing social justice : the challenge of preventive interventions /
edited by Maureen E. Kenny ... [et al.].
1st ed.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009.
xviii, 322 p.
1433804115, 9781433804113
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Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009.
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Prevention : ethics, responsibility, and commitment to public well-being / Jonathan P. Schwartz and Sally M. Hage -- Training primary preventionists to make a difference in people's lives / James M. O'Neil and Preston A. Britner -- Fostering a healthy climate for diversity / Connie R. Matthews, Shanti Pepper, and Peggy Lorah -- Promoting healthy lifestyles / Theresa L. Byrd and Belinda Reininger -- Developing healthy family relationships / Michael Waldo, Arthur M. Horne, and Maureen E. Kenny -- Development of a positive school climate / Kris Bosworth, Pamela Orpinas, and Katie Hein -- Creating healthy work organizations / David M. DeJoy and Mark G. Wilson -- Collaboration for building strong communities : two examples / Victoria L. Banyard and Lisa Goodman.
Promoting positive development and social justice through prevention : a legacy for the future / Maureen E. Kenny and John L. Romano -- Advancing prevention, health promotion, and social justice through practical integration of prevention science and practice / Le'Roy E. Reese, John Harvey Wingfield, and Daniel Blumenthal -- Prevention as a mechanism for promoting positive development in the context of risk : principles of best practice / Mary Walsh, Jillian DePaul, and Jenny Park-Taylor -- The role of prevention in psychology's social justice agenda / Elizabeth M. Vera, Larisa Buhin, and Anthony Isacco -- Evaluating contemporary social programs : challenges and opportunities / Francine Jacobs and Jessica Goldberg.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-06-01:
This volume captures the marriage between social justice and preventative interventions for mental and public health. Kenny (Lynch School of Education, Boston College) and her fellow editors (Arthur Horne, Univ. of Georgia; Pamela Orpinas, Univ. of Georgia; and Le'Roy Reese, Morehouse School of Medicine) are experts in the field of prevention, and their perspective is rooted in the traditional ecological perspective of Urie Bronfenbrenner (as articulated in The Ecology of Human Development, 1979) and augmented with the theories of developmental, positive, and multicultural psychology. The editors organize the volume's 13 essays in two parts: the first, "Social Justice and Prevention," outlines the social and historical context of prevention, stressing "primary prevention" interventions focused on avoidance of disorders and pathology; the second, "Prevention Interventions across Contexts," comprises case studies of secondary and tertiary prevention involving diversity, lifestyle, family, the workplace, and so on. This is an invaluable resource for those interested in preventative approaches to well-being. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. A. N. Douglas Mount Holyoke College
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Main Description
This volume seeks to advance interest and knowledge in prevention by presenting a renewed vision suited to the needs of the U.S. population. The book emphasizes the potential of prevention to promote positive development across the lifespan and to foster social justice. This key text defines the field while offering scientists, practitioners, and graduate students a state-of-the-art resource to guide further directions in the science and practice of prevention. Part I presents the theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and ethical foundations that inform a social justice vision of prevention. Part II examines the design, conduct, and assessment of preventive interventions in a variety of contexts (community, workplace, school, family) and across various targeted psychopathologies or "bad behaviors" such as depression, aggressive/delinquent youth, alcoholism/substance abuse, domestic violence, poor health practices, and racism/sexism.
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This volume seeks to advance interest and knowledge in prevention by presenting a renewed vision suited to the needs of the U.S. population. The book emphasises the potential of prevention to promote positive development across the lifespan and to foster social justice.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. xi
List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibitsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Social Justice and the Challenge of Preventive Interventions: An Introductionp. 3
Social Justice and Preventionp. 15
Promoting Positive Development and Social Justice Through Prevention: A Legacy for the Futurep. 17
Advancing Prevention, Health Promotion, and Social Justice Through Practical Integration of Prevention Science and Practicep. 37
Prevention as a Mechanism for Promoting Positive Development in the Context of Risk: Principles of Best Practicep. 57
The Role of Prevention in Psychology's Social Justice Agendap. 79
Evaluating Contemporary Social Programs: Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 97
Prevention: Ethics, Responsibility, and Commitment to Public Well-Beingp. 123
Training Primary Preventionists to Make a Difference in People's Livesp. 141
Preventive Interventions Across Contextsp. 163
Fostering a Healthy Climate for Diversityp. 165
Promoting Healthy Lifestylesp. 185
Developing Healthy Family Relationshipsp. 207
Development of a Positive School Climatep. 229
Creating Healthy Work Organizationsp. 249
Collaboration for Building Strong Communities: Two Examplesp. 271
Conclusion: Prevention and Social Justice-New Lessons and Next Stepsp. 289
Author Indexp. 299
Subject Indexp. 313
About the Editorsp. 321
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