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Prevention Theory

An African-centered model of prevention for African-american youth at high risk
Lawford L. Goddard, Editor

Children in danger: Coping with the consequences of community danger
James Garbarino, Nancy Dubrow, Kathleen Kostelny and Carole Pardo

Creating drug-free schools and communities: A comprehensive approach
C. Lynn Fox and Shirley E. Forbing

Drug abuse prevention for high-risk African-American children and their families: A review and model program
Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Michel Hersen, Jane A. Null, Robert T. Ammerman, Oscar G. Bukstein, Janice McGillivray and Andrea Hunter

Fostering resiliency in kids: Protective factors in the family, school, and community
Bonnie Benard

Girls, gangs, women, and drugs
Carl S. Taylor

Growing up tobacco free: Preventing nicotine addiction in children and youths
Committee on Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths, Division of Biobehavioral Sciences and Mental Disorders, Institute of Medicine

Health education and prevention: Designing community initiatives
Lawrence Wallack and Nina Wallerstein

Hispanic substance abuse
Raymond Sanchez Mayers, Barbara L. Kail and Thomas D. Watts

Preventing drug abuse: What do we know?
Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention Research, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council

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