Promotion and Prevention in Mental Health

Strengthening Parenting and Enhancing Child Resilience

About the Course:

The publication upon which this course is based reviews effectiveness of programs that use a strength-based family approach to promoting mental wellness and preventing mental health problems among at-risk children and youth. Specific recommendations related to the expanded uses of such programs are offered, as are recommendations for future prevention efforts.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2007

Author

Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA staff.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about programs designed to improve parenting skills and to enhance child resilience. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the public health context of children’s mental health programs.

  2. Describe the elements of effective parenting and child resilience programs.

  3. Evaluate the costs versus benefits of prevention programs.

  4. Identify the best ways to reach families in need and how those opportunities can be improved upon in the future.

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