Systematic review of preventive interventions for children's mental health: what would work in Australian contexts?
Jordana Bayer, Harriet Hiscock, Katherine Scalzo, Megan Mathers, Myfanwy McDonald, Alison Morris, Joanna Birdseye, Melissa Wake
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2009
In childhood, mental health problems primarily consist of behaviour and emotional problems. These affect one in every seven children (i.e. 200 000 in Australia). Left untreated, up to 50% of preschool problems continue through the childhood years. Because of their high prevalence, population-based approaches will be needed to reduce their associated burden. The aim of the present study was therefore to identify evidence-based preventive interventions for behavioural and emotional problems of children aged 0-8 years. Randomized controlled trials of preventive interventions for behavioural and emotional problems were located by searching standard clinical databases and systematic reviews. The ..View full abstract