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Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Review of Meta-Analytic Evidence

Gutman, LM; Schoon, I; (2015) Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Review of Meta-Analytic Evidence. European Psychologist , 20 (4) pp. 231-241. 10.1027/1016-9040/a000232. Green open access

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Abstract

This systematic review examines the meta-analytic evidence on four broad categories of preventive interventions for children and adolescents, including: mentoring, service learning, outdoor adventure, and social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. There were 15 meta-analytic studies that fit the criteria for inclusion. For each intervention type, the target population, main implementation strategies, and meta-analytic evidence are reported. The review considers the effectiveness of these preventive interventions across various content areas and populations, providing an indication of which type of intervention has the strongest effects on what outcomes, where they are most beneficial, and for whom they are most promising. Experimental evidence has demonstrated that mentoring, service learning, outdoor adventure, and SEL programs can all promote positive development and prevent problematic behaviors. Overall, service learning, outdoor adventure, and SEL programs have shown small to large effects on a variety of outcomes, while mentoring has shown small but significant effects. The review concludes with a discussion of key criteria that should be considered when choosing a particular program type.

Type: Article
Title: Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Review of Meta-Analytic Evidence
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000232
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000232
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2015 Hogrefe Publishing. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in European Psychologist. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.
Keywords: mentoring, service learning, outdoor adventure, social and emotional learning (SEL), children and adolescents
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475651
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