Growing number of research supports prevention programs for youth



Children who are not drug addicts or have symptoms of a disorder can still fail to grow into contributing, successful adults without changes in their development. There is a growing number of scientific-based research to support youth development programs. Research shows prevention programs must consist of these six characteristics; uses a research-based framework, caters to age, culture and longevity, teaches emotional skills and ethics, maintains safe environment, contains skilled staff, and continuous assessment of the needs of the community.


Source:

American Psychological Association

Weissberg, Roger. P., & Kumpfer, K., Seligman, M. (eds.) (2003). American Psychologist, 58, p. 425-432

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