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Return on Investment for Mental Health Promotion: Parenting Programs and Early Childhood Development

This study measures the return on investment for parent training at the pre - or early childhood stage. The purpose is to prevent conduct disorders in childhood, and mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood. The program studied is the Triple P program. The context is a one year birth cohort in Alberta. The costs are for a universal parental training program. The downstream costs avoided were for special education, criminal justice and social services, up to the age of 28.


Carissa Escober Doran; Philip Jacobs; Carolyn Dewa