Year: 1994 Source: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, v.13, no.2, (Fall 1994), p.17-36 SIEC No: 19970442

This paper outlines the longstanding discrepancy between needs & resources for child disorders & discusses the concepts of risk & protective factors in developing a case for the primary prevention of emotional & behaviour disorders in children & adolescents. Promising preventive interventions reported in the literature are reviewed using a developmental framework. (84 refs.)