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Communities that Care: Building Community Engagement and Capacity to Prevent Youth Behavior Problems

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, David P. Farrington, and Richard F. Catalano


Evidence-based, prevention-oriented, and community-driven approaches are advocated to improve public health and reduce youth behavior problems, but there are few effective models for doing so. This book advances knowledge about this topic by describing the conditions and actions necessary for effective community-based prevention. The chapters review the ways in which communities can promote readiness to engage in prevention among local stakeholders; build and maintain diverse, well-functioning prevention coalitions; conduct local needs and resource assessments; collectively decide on preventio ... More

Keywords: coalition, collective impact, community-based prevention, dissemination, evidence-based intervention, health promotion, implementation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190299217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190299217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abigail A. Fagan, author
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law, University of Florida

J. David Hawkins, author
Endowed Professor of Prevention, University of Washington School of Social Work

David P. Farrington, author
Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology, Cambridge University

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