Prevention of Mental Disorders: Public Health Interventions
2016 - 2017
Wednesday, 3:30 - 6:20pm
No prerequisites. However, knowledge of basic epidemiologic and developmental principles will be helpful in interpreting the research presented.
Introduces the basic principles and methods that guide research on the prevention of and early intervention with mental disorders and drug abuse. Includes public health interventions that operate at multiple ecological levels, including the community (e.g., mobilization, media), school (e.g., changes in classroom management and organization), family (e.g., parent training strategies), and individual (e.g., social competence strategies). Focuses on specific topics in prevention and intervention trial design, community and institutional base building, intervention theory and monitoring, and data analysis techniques and findings.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe a public health approach to the prevention and control of mental disorders and substance abuse
- Apply concepts learned to the development and evaluation of preventive interventions for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities
- Utilize conceptual models for the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention strategies aimed at the prevention or control of mental disorders or substance use