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.

Publication Type: Economic Reports

Year of Publication: 2012

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Prevention

Authors: Carissa Escober-Doran, Philip Jacobs, Carolyn Dewa

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-22-4