Costs and longer-term savings of parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder: a modelling study

Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies.

Parenting programmes have been shown to positively affect child behaviour, but little is known about their potential long-term cost-effectiveness.

This report estimates the costs of and longer-term savings from evidence-based parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder.

Author: 
Eva-Maria Bonin
Author: 
Madeleine Stevens
Author: 
Jennifer Beecham et al
Publisher: 
BMC Public Health
Published: 
2011
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