Partnerships for Prevention: The Story of the Highfield Community Enrichment Project

By Karen Hayward, Geoffrey Nelson, and S. Mark Pancer

© 2005

The Highfield Community Enrichment Project is one of eight demonstration sites for the ‘Better Beginnings, Better Futures’ initiative, a comprehensive, community-driven program dedicated to the prevention of children’s mental health problems in Ontario and the promotion of child, family, and community wellness. Drawing from this multi-method, longitudinal research project, authors Geoffrey Nelson, S. Mark Pancer, Karen Hayward, and Ray DeV. Peters have written Partnerships for Prevention, providing insights and lessons on how prevention programs can be planned, implemented, and managed in a low-income, multicultural context with a high degree of community involvement.

The authors demonstrate not just that the program works, but how it works, and in so doing make a contribution to theory, research, and practice in primary prevention and mental health promotion for children. Partnerships for Prevention provides a great deal of knowledge that will be of interest and use to policy-makers, program planners, practitioners, and community residents, who wish to create prevention programs.

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  • Page Count: 290 pages
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Partnerships for Prevention provides a great deal of knowledge that will be of interest and use to policy-makers, program planners, practitioners, and community residents, who wish to create prevention programs.

Partnerships for Prevention: The Story of the Highfield Community Enrichment Project

By Karen Hayward, Geoffrey Nelson, and S. Mark Pancer

© 2005

The Highfield Community Enrichment Project is one of eight demonstration sites for the ‘Better Beginnings, Better Futures’ initiative, a comprehensive, community-driven program dedicated to the prevention of children’s mental health problems in Ontario and the promotion of child, family, and community wellness. Drawing from this multi-method, longitudinal research project, authors Geoffrey Nelson, S. Mark Pancer, Karen Hayward, and Ray DeV. Peters have written Partnerships for Prevention, providing insights and lessons on how prevention programs can be planned, implemented, and managed in a low-income, multicultural context with a high degree of community involvement.

The authors demonstrate not just that the program works, but how it works, and in so doing make a contribution to theory, research, and practice in primary prevention and mental health promotion for children. Partnerships for Prevention provides a great deal of knowledge that will be of interest and use to policy-makers, program planners, practitioners, and community residents, who wish to create prevention programs.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 2.0in x 10.1in
  • Author Information

    Karen Hayward is an independent social research consultant living in Toronto.



    Geoffrey Nelson is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.



    Mark Pancer is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Table of contents

    Part 1 Setting the Stage: The Context of the Highfield Community Enrichment Project (Better Beginnings Better Futures)
    1 Putting Prevention in Context
    2 The Research Process
    3 The Highfield Community

    Part 2 The Programs and Their Development: A Partnership Approach to Prevention
    4 How Programs Got Started: From Ideas to Action through Partnership
    5 Family Support Programs
    6 School-Based Programs
    7 Community Development

    Part 3 A New Way

    8 Project Organization and Management
    9 Partnerships with Service Providers
    10 Partnerships with Community Residents

    Part 4 Changed Lives, A Changed Community
    11 What Happened to the Children?
    12 What Happened to the Parents and Families?
    13 What Happened to the School and Community?

    Part 5 The Future
    14 What Have We Learned?
    15 Where Do We Go from Here? Critical Reflections on the Highfield Community Enrichment Project

    Epilogue: Current Status of the Highfield Community
    Enrichment Project
    appendix: methodology
    references
    contributors
    index

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