ERIC Number: EJ884288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Reference Count: 48
Choosing Effective Youth-Focused Prevention Strategies: A Practical Guide for Applied Family Professionals
Olson, Jonathan R.
Family Relations, v59 n2 p207-220 Apr 2010
Advances in the field of prevention science have resulted in strategies that target various youth outcomes. In recent years, numerous "best practices" lists have been developed to help professionals identify such strategies. Some scholars have questioned the quality of these lists and cautioned that there are flaws in evaluations of many prevention strategies. The purpose of this paper is to review these criticisms and provide applied family scholars with suggestions regarding how to identify effective strategies.
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth Programs, Change Strategies, Adolescent Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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