Prevention of Behavioral and Social Problems

  • Joseph A. Durlak
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Many children and adolescents are affected by mental health problems of one kind or another. Between 17 to 22% of youth up to age 18 develop a clinical disorder, that is, a behavioral or emotional problem that significantly impairs their personal or social adjustment and warrants treatment (Kazdin, 1990), and between 12 to 53% who have one disorder also have at least one other co-occurring disorder (Nottelmann & Jensen, 1995). In addition to these clinical conditions, another 15 to 25% of young people could profit from intervention because they experience interpersonal deficits, sadness, or lack of self-control or self-confidence that impedes their personal and social growth.


Parent Training School Staff Mental Health Program Classroom Behavior Program Child 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph A. Durlak
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  1. 1.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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