. "4 Using a Developmental Framework to Guide Prevention and Promotion." Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
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Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities
FIGURE 4-1 An ecodevelopmental model of prevention.
SOURCE: Adapted from Weisz, Sandler, et al. (2005).
Development occurs in nested contexts of family, school, neighborhood, and the larger culture (Bronfenbrenner, 1979). Therefore, interventions can occur in a range of settings and in multiple contexts. As illustrated in Figure 4-1, the range of intervention approaches includes promotion of healthy development, prevention of MEB disorders, and treatment of individuals who are experiencing disorders (the outer semicircle). These interventions occur in an ecological framework of human development in which the individual is nested within micro-systems that are in turn nested within a larger community and cultural (including linguistic) context (the central concentric circles). The ecological perspective is widely accepted