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The Yale–New Haven Primary Prevention Program Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

The Yale–New Haven Primary Prevention Program

Best practices guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Children & Youth

The Yale–New Haven Primary Prevention Program is an American school intervention program, designed in 1968 for marginalized children from kindergarten to Grade 4. It focuses on creating a supportive school environment through organizational initiatives. Key elements of the program include:

  • a representative government and management group
  • parent participation program and group
  • a mental health program and team
  • an academic program.

Reference

Comer, J. (1985). The Yale–New Haven Primary Prevention Project: A follow-up study. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 24 (2), 154–160.

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Children and Youth

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