Journal article

Mental health promotion and socio-economic disadvantage: lessons from substance abuse, violence and crime prevention and child health.

JW Toumbourou, SA Hemphill, J Tresidder, C Humphreys, J Edwards, D Murray

Health Promot J Austr | Published : 2007


ISSUE ADDRESSED: Mental health promotion aimed at populations with low socio-economic status (SES) may benefit by investigating prevention strategies that effectively address related child and adolescent problems. METHODS: Evidence from a number of literature reviews and program evaluations was synthesised. First, the impact of SES on development from childhood to adulthood is considered in light of research on substance abuse, violence, crime, and child development problems. Second, evaluations of interventions are reviewed to identify those that have shown outcomes in research studies (efficacy) or in real-world settings (effectiveness) in reducing developmental problems associated with lo..

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