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Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Evidence-Based Strategies in Schools, Families, and Communities

Jeffrey M. Jenson and Kimberly A. Bender


Efforts to prevent common child and adolescent problems have increased significantly in the past several decades. We trace the history and evolution of school, family, and community approaches to preventing child and adolescent problem behavior. Empirical evidence pertaining to the prevention of substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, violence, and school dropout is reviewed. Efficacious program strategies are identified and characteristics of effective programs are discussed. Program implementation, fidelity, and adaptation challenges are noted. Practice, policy, and education efforts necessar ... More

Keywords: children, adolescence, school, family, and community prevention, evidence-based programs, program implementation, program adaptation, practice, policy, and education challenges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199766598
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey M. Jenson, author
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Kimberly A. Bender, author
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver