Description : Topics included in the framework are as follows: initiating a community-wide prevention effort; leadership; maintaining the momentum; activities; building resources; assessment (knowing the impact of prevention efforts); and partnerships through cooperation, coordination, and collaboration). The purpose of the framework is to state clearly and succinctly the parameters to guide a community in developing an effective prevention effort.
Description : Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
Description : A Doody's Core Title 2012 Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management issues involved in caring for the person with brain injury - from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. It is the definitive core text needed by all practitioners in this area, including physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals. Written by over 100 acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, the text deals with issues of neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific populations, neurologic problems following injury, neuromusculoskeletal problems, and general management issues. Key features include: Emphasis on a disease state management approach to patient assessment and treatment Promotion of a holistic, biopsychosocial model of patient assessment and care Review of current expert consensus on practice guidelines Exploration of epidemiologic and basic pathophysiologic aspects of brain injury Examination of clinical issues throughout the continuum of rehabilitative care Cutting edge, practical information based on the authors' extensive clinical experience that will positively impact patients and families following brain injury
Description : Discusses prevention and intervention when dealing with children and adolescents with psychiatric illnesses. Examines the impact of alcohol and drug use on these illnesses. 10 chapters and commentary cover conceptual issues in prevention, alcohol and drug related problems, prevention of learning disorders, risk factors in conduct disorders, public policy: risk factor or remedy?, psychiatric disorders in parents as a risk factor for children, post traumatic stress disorders, and prevention issues in youth suicide.