The Critical Need, newly revised

by Jack Pransky



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2001

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 584
ISBN : 9780759601406
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 584
ISBN : 9780759601413

About the Book

Prevention: The Critical Need is the single best prevention resource around. When the first, critically-acclaimed edition was published in 1990, it was the first book to present both a conceptual framework for prevention and translate the research on "what works" into practical applications for practitioners in the field. It essentially defined the parameters of the prevention field in all of its aspects. A decade later, this book is still as relevant and important as ever. This new edition brings the evolution of the prevention field up-to-date. It offers comprehensive, practical strategies and solutions to prevent the social problems that beset our society, such as violence, substance abuse, crime and delinquency, child and sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy and suicide, welfare dependency and more, and it finds the common ground between all these problems and the promotion of health and well-being.

Prevention has been used as a textbook in over twenty-five colleges and universities and in a number of state-sponsored prevention courses. Many practitioners have commented that it has been an invaluable resource for grant writing, for designing prevention strategies, and for the planning, development, evaluation, and marketing of prevention efforts. It also offers the unique feature of extensive interviews with prevention visionaries such as George Albee and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s, and many top, successful, creative prevention program developers and implementers. It is a must for any human services bookshelf.

About the Author

Jack Pransky, Ph.D., is a national and international prevention consultant and trainer who has worked in the field of prevention since 1968, in a wide variety of capacities. He is author of Parenting from the Heart, Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond, and co-author of Healthy Thinking, Feeling and Doing from the Inside-Out, the violence and abuse prevention curriculum for middle-school students. He is founder and director of the North East Health Realization Institute, and co-founder and co-director of Prevention Unlimited, which created the spirituality of prevention conference. He now specializes in the inside-out approach to prevention, Health Realization.