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Sage Human Services Guides #5: Primary Prevention Practicesby Martin Bloom
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Describes 50 specific strategies or tactics by which health practitioners have sought to prevent predictable physical and psychological problems, to protect existing states of healthy functioning, and to promote desired life objectives. Draws them from particular studies, then explains how they can be generalized to a wider range of contexts. After providing a theoretical framework for preventative practice, covers increasing individual strengths, social supports and physical resources; and decreasing individual limitations, social stress, and pressure from and on the physical environment. Paper edition (unseen), $27.95.
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What are the most effective ways of preventing predictable behavioural problems, protecting current states of health and promoting desired behaviours? This volume offers step-by-step procedures on how to conduct over 50 prevention practices, including: problem-solving; anticipatory instructions; social skills training; life-long exercises; perceived self-efficacy; assertiveness training; cognitive reframing; and peer tutoring.
So that readers can more easily select which preventive measure to apply, the author identifies the classes of factors that should be considered in any thorough analysis of a given situation, and provides a checklist of the full range of forces acting on particular events.
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.
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