Primary prevention should have the following goals:
i) Ascertaining at the risk population and the high risk situations where stressful life events are the precipitating factors.
ii) Providing services to strengthen coping resources of these groups to prevent development of symptoms.
Concrete Measures in Prevention
1) Individual Centred Measures
Child care and child-rearing measures include:
Programmes Oriented to the Chid in the School
These programmes are essential, as the school plays an important role in the childs life next to the family, in moulding the child's personality on healthy lines. The quality of the child's cognitive achievement has an enormous effect on his capacity to adapt to the rapidly changing world. Early signs of learning difficulties or behavioural abnormalities can be detected, and timely corrective measures can be taken through professional help. The teachers should be taught to identify the symptoms of abnormal conduct and behaviour in the children and refer cases to appropriate agencies.