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NCJ Number: 185485 Find in a Library
Title: Teen Risk-Taking: Promising Prevention Programs and Approaches
Author(s): Marvin Eisen; Christina Pallitto; Carolyn Bradner; Natalya Bolshun
Date Published: September 2000
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.urban.org 
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet explores some of the practical issues associated with finding, choosing and starting potentially effective prevention programs for at-risk preteens and teens.
Abstract: The document contains: (1) An Update on Adolescent Risk-Taking, including why it is both necessary and an opportune time to improve and expand the network of effective prevention programs; (2) The Common Elements of Successful Prevention Programs, briefly summarized, along with an explanation of the criteria used to select the 51 programs profiled in this guidebook; (3) Moving from Research to Practice, including challenges to replicating promising prevention approaches and suggested ways to meet those challenges; (4) A Prevention Readiness Questionnaire to help program directors and planners; (5) Profiles of 51 Prevention Programs, including general information, unique features, evaluation results and general contact information. The 21 most rigorously evaluated programs also include curriculum, training and contact information; and (6) A Handy Reference Chart for quick comparison of the 51 programs. Tables, figure, index, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile program evaluation; Program Adaptability/Replication; Program evaluation; Questionnaires; Risk taking behavior; Services effectiveness
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