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.