MENTAL HEALTH PUBLICATIONS
Prevention Institute Reports
A Primary Prevention Framework for Substance Abuse and Mental Health
San Mateo County’s Primary Prevention Framework identifies strategies that aim to reduce the number of County residents needing mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services by promoting policy and organizational practice changes and interdisciplinary partnership.
Available as PDF --Executive Summary
First Steps: Taking Action Early To Prevent Violence
The First Steps report presents research and recommendations related to effective violence prevention efforts for children 0-5 years of age. The report includes a discussion of mental health problems in parents and children as a major risk factor, features good mental health as a protective factors, and includes attention to mental health as a major recommendation.
Available as PDF -- Order a printed version
Strengthening Communities: A Prevention Framework for Eliminating Health Disparities
In the paper developed for The California Endowment, the Institute describes how a community-environmental approach could reduce disparities in California. The paper delineates a framework consisting of four clusters (built environment, social capital, services and institutions, and structural factors) with twenty community factors. A number of these factors are related to mental health outcomes and research is provided.
Available as PDF
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Putting Prevention at the Center of Community Well Being