Prevention is the best cure
In this issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, many interesting research findings converge to suggest that prevention and early intervention strategies can be the key to building healthier societies with happier people. Across different societies, we observe that scientific attention and practice is becoming more evenly divided between the traditionally dominant focus on clinical disorders and residential treatments on the one hand and a burgeoning focus on prevention and resilience in ambulant settings and younger populations on the other hand.
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Dr. Geertjan Overbeek is a professor of child and adolescent development at the research institute child development and education (RICDE) at the University of Amsterdam. His work focuses on the role of family and peer contexts in child and adolescent social-emotional development, and on parenting and peer intervention programs aimed at stimulating resilience and mental health in youth.