Panel Two: The Science of Prevention Interventions: Challenges and Successes


  • To identify necessary components of successful programs and program implementation

  • To identify challenges in implementing programs in new communities

  • To review the implementation science base for select programs with demonstrated effectiveness

  • To discuss whether there are emerging standards for the implementation of evidence-based practices

  • To discuss issues related to adaptation and fidelity, particularly issues of cultural competence and relevance


Moderator Introduction: Carl Bell, Committee Member and Community Mental Health Council

Presentations (12-15 minutes each):

The Prevention of Mental Health Disorders in Early Childhood: Current Status and Future ChallengesHiro Yoshikawa, Harvard University

Parenting and Family-Based Preventive InterventionsRon Prinz, University of South Carolina (via videoconference)

School-Based Prevention: Current Status and Future ChallengesMark Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University

Community-Based InterventionsDavid Hawkins, University of Washington

Prevention Intervention for Ethnic Minority Children and AdolescentsGuillermo Bernal, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras




Moderated Discussion of Panel 2 Presentations

Respondent: Mareasa Isaacs, National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health

Moderated Discussion: Carl Bell



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