Thursday, January 22, 2009

Research behind community-based prevention

I was going through some old files this morning and came across the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Preventing Drug Use Among Children & Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders aka The Red Book. Though it was last updated in 2003, it is still relevant today. It provides a great overview of community-based prevention including the risk and protective factors model and prevention principles. The research behind the process our coalition has gone through to create and implement a community prevention action plan is well explained in this guide.

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