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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume VI, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing

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Using an evidence-based approach and case studies from a wide range of life domains, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing examines the most successful existing strategies to promote wellbeing and mental health.

  • Discusses the results of the latest research in the science of wellbeing and their implications for improved learning, creativity, productivity, relationships, and health

  • Covers interventions for individuals across the lifespan, as well as those for organizations, communities, and entire populations

  • Looks at policy initiatives and approaches with a focus on the integration of new technology and the role of the media

  • Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. About the Editors
    6. Contributors
    7. Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
    8. Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
      1. The Volumes in the Series
      2. References
    9. Introduction to this Volume
      1. Reference
    10. Chapter 1: The State of Wellbeing Science
      1. What is Wellbeing?
      2. What is the Relationship Between Wellbeing and Illbeing?
      3. Measuring Wellbeing
      4. Beyond Measures of Happiness and Life Satisfaction: Wellbeing as a Multidimensional Construct
      5. Managing the Multiplicity of Wellbeing Theories and Measures
      6. Composite Measure or a Dashboard?
      7. What Do We Know about the Causes of Wellbeing?
      8. Interventions to Enhance Wellbeing
      9. Policy Implications of Wellbeing Science
      10. References
    11. Part 1: Individual and Group Interventions across the Life Course
      1. Chapter 2: Parenting Interventions to Promote Wellbeing and Prevent Mental Disorder
        1. Background
        2. Outcomes of Parenting
        3. Determinants of Parenting and Risk Factors for Poor Parenting
        4. Interventions to Support Parenting
        5. Perinatal Programs
        6. Parenting Support in Infancy and Early Years
        7. Parenting Programs with a Focus on Children's Behavior
        8. Interventions with the Most Seriously Compromised Parents
        9. Common Findings
        10. Approaches to Research
        11. Developments in Parenting Support
        12. References
      2. Chapter 3: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
        1. Introduction
        2. Methods
        3. Results
        4. Discussion—What Works?
        5. Summary and Conclusions
        6. Acknowledgments
        7. References
        8. Further Reading
      3. Chapter 4: An Exploration of the Effects of Mindfulness Training and Practice in Association with Enhanced Wellbeing for Children and Adolescents
        1. Introduction
        2. Child and Adolescent Wellbeing
        3. Child and Adolescent Mindfulness
        4. Current Practice: Mindfulness-Based Programs for Children and Adolescents
        5. Future Directions: Bringing Mindfulness and Wellbeing Research Together
        6. Concluding Comments
        7. References
      4. Chapter 5: MindMatters
        1. Introduction
        2. Background
        3. Theoretical Base of MindMatters
        4. A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion: The Inverted Triangle
        5. Relationship between MindMatters, Mental Health Promotion, Wellbeing, Resilience, and Social and Emotional Learning
        6. Phase 1 The MindMatters Pilot 1997
        7. Phase 2 National Dissemination on MindMatters
        8. Early Intervention—MindMatters Plus
        9. Evolution in the Professional Development and Resources
        10. Quality Management in Project Staff Selection
        11. Evaluation of Efficacy and Effectiveness from Health and Education Perspectives
        12. Evaluation Designs
        13. The National Implementation Study of MindMatters (This section is based on the Evaluation Report, Hazell, 2005, used with permission)
        14. Phase 3 The Current Phase of MindMatters
        15. Conclusion
        16. Key Positive Outcomes
        17. Acknowledgments
        18. References
      5. Chapter 6: A Systematic Review of Mental Health Promotion in the Workplace
        1. Introduction
        2. Methodology of the Review
        3. Summary of the Review of Interventions
        4. Is Workplace Mental Health Promotion Feasible?
        5. Call for Wellbeing Promotion in the Workplace
        6. Conclusions
        7. Acknowledgment
        8. References
      6. Chapter 7: Wellbeing Begins with “We”
        1. The Need for Social Closeness Interventions
        2. Types of Social Closeness Interventions
        3. Interventions to Decrease Loneliness
        4. The Role of Social Media and Electronically Mediated Communication
        5. The Role of Personal Traits
        6. Social Closeness in the Community
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
      7. Chapter 8: The Experience Corps®
        1. Introduction
        2. Wellbeing in Later Adulthood
        3. Overview of the AARP Experience Corps Program
        4. The Conceptual Model
        5. National Demonstrations of the Experience Corps Model
        6. Findings from the Experience Corps Pilot Trial
        7. Experience Corps Randomized Trial
        8. How the Experience Corps Program Addresses Improved Wellbeing
        9. Policy Implications
        10. Conclusions and Future Directions
        11. Acknowledgments
        12. References
      8. Chapter 9: Enhancing Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing in Older People
        1. Introduction
        2. Mental Health in Older People
        3. Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing Among Older People: Social Determinants
        4. Psychosocial Interventions: Enhancing Mental Health in Later Life
        5. Concluding Remarks
        6. References
    12. Part 2: Interventions to Create Positive Organizations and Communities
      1. Chapter 10: Wellbeing as a Business Priority
        1. Introduction
        2. Background
        3. The Corporate Journey
        4. Common Factors
        5. Impact of Wellbeing Programs
        6. References
      2. Chapter 11: The Power of Philanthropy and Volunteering
        1. Question 1: What Are the Effects of Giving Time and Money on Givers' Psychological Wellbeing?
        2. Question 2: Where Do these Effects Exist? Do these Effects Exist Across Cultures?
        3. Question 3: When, or in Which Circumstances, Do these Effects Exist?
        4. Question 4: Who Benefits Most from Giving, and When Giving to Whom?
        5. Question 5: Why Should Giving Time or Money Have any Psychological Benefits at All?
        6. Question 6: What Next?
        7. Acknowledgments
        8. References
      3. Chapter 12: Community Change
        1. Introduction: The Balance Between the Individual and the Community—a Symbiotic Relationship
        2. Ecological Thinking about the Wellbeing of Children and Families
        3. The Value of Community Social Capital
        4. A Sense of Belonging: Social Inclusion
        5. Working Together for Community Change
        6. What is a Community?
        7. Complexities of Evaluating Community Interventions
        8. Complexity of Outcomes
        9. Research Design
        10. Community Interventions
        11. Summary
        12. References
      4. Chapter 13: The Health and Wellbeing Effects of Active Labor Market Programs
        1. Introduction
        2. What are Active Labor Market Programs?
        3. A Gap in the Evidence Base
        4. What Evidence is There?
        5. ALMPs, Health, and Wellbeing
        6. Conclusion
        7. References
    13. Part 3: The Policy Perspective
      1. Chapter 14: Creating Good Lives Through Computer Games
        1. Introduction
        2. Psychological Wellbeing
        3. Physical Wellbeing
        4. Social Wellbeing
        5. Wellbeing for People with Intellectual Disability: The Stomp Case Study
        6. Conclusions
        7. References
      2. Chapter 15: Retooling for Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Background
        3. A Rationale for Public Mental Health, Positive Psychology, and Media Action
        4. Psychosocial Adaptation in Today's World
        5. How Can Media Help?
        6. Media can Influence Mental Ill-Health: Can it Also Improve Wellbeing?
        7. Can the New Interactive Social Media Help?
        8. Two Examples of Mass-Media Interventions From the United States and Kenya
        9. In Closing: How to be a Media and Positive Psychology Expert
        10. References
      3. Chapter 16: Policy and Wellbeing
        1. Policy and Wellbeing
        2. How Did we Get to Taking Wellbeing Seriously?
        3. The Coalition Government of 2010
        4. The Policy-Making Process and the “Green Book”
        5. Implications for Policy
        6. Conclusion
        7. References
      4. Chapter 17: Measuring what Matters
        1. Introduction: Why Measuring Matters
        2. What Headline Economic Indicators Don't Tell You
        3. An Alternative: Measuring Flourishing
        4. Measures of Flourishing Versus Measures of its Drivers
        5. Valid and Reliable National Measures of Flourishing
        6. Effective Measures of Flourishing
        7. Responding to Critiques of Subjective Wellbeing Measurement
        8. Applying the Criteria: A Sketch and a Case Study
        9. Beyond Subjective Wellbeing: A Framework for Measuring Progress
        10. Conclusion
        11. References
      5. Chapter 18: Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Top of the Global Agenda
        1. Making a Serious Case for Wellbeing: From Rhetoric to Measurement
        2. Strengthening the Arguments for Wellbeing: From Economics to Sustainability
        3. Wellbeing: From Communities that Thrive to Building a Sustainable Environment
        4. Opportunities for Transformation: Challenges Ahead and Areas for Development
        5. Conclusion: Global Traction for Wellbeing and Happiness
        6. References
      6. Chapter 19: How can Subjective Wellbeing be Improved?
        1. Introduction
        2. How can Subjective Wellbeing be Measured?
        3. What has been Learned thus Far?
        4. How can the Results be Used to Improve Policies?
        5. Conclusion
        6. Acknowledgments
        7. References
    14. Index