Year: 1979 Source: Canada's Mental Health, v.27, no.2, (1979), p.19-23 SIEC No: 19830035

A discussion of major issues in prevention programs. Includes: 1) keeping up to date in research 2) differing definitions of emotional dysfunction 3) problems of data gathering 4) isolating factors in complex environments 5) importance of longitudinal studies & finally 6) on building realistic expectations of programs. A framework for preventative programs in the community with emphasis on planning viable programs in time of economic difficulty with built-in evaluation.