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  • Larun, L., Nordheim, L.V., Ekeland, E., Hagen, K.B., and Heian, F. (2006). Exercise in prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression among children and young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, Art. No.: CD004691.

Parental Death

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  • Barlow, J., Coren, E., and Stewart-Brown, S. (2002). Meta-analysis of parenting programmes in improving maternal psychosocial health. British Journal of General Practice, 52, 223-233.

  • Kaminski, J.W., Valle, L.A., Filene, J.H., and Boyle, C.L. (2008). A meta-analytic review of components associated with parent training program effectiveness. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 567-589.

  • Lundahl, B.W., Nimer, J., and Parsons, B. (2006). Preventing child abuse: A meta-analysis of parent training programs. Research on Social Work Practice, 16, 251-262.

  • Serketich, W.J., and Dumas, J.E. (1996). The effectiveness of behavioral parent training to modify antisocial behavior in children: A meta-analysis. Behavior Therapy, 27, 171-186.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Pregnancy Prevention

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  • Franklin, C., Grant, D., Corcoran, J., Miller, P.O., and Bultman, L. (1997). Effectiveness of prevention programs for adolescent pregnancy: A meta-analysis. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 59, 551-567.


  • McFarlane, W.R. (2007). Prevention of schizophrenia. In Report to the Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

School-Based Prevention Targeting Academic Achievement

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School-Based Prevention Targeting Substance Abuse

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