This brief discusses the social and emotional development of children under the age of 8. It provides resources and information for strengthening existing early childhood programs and improving...

This publication highlights key prevention strategies that target children and their families. Referencing sources from scholars, the publication explains the influence families, schools,...

This brief outlines strategies to help schools implement substance abuse and violence prevention programs. These strategies aim to develop a positive school climate that creates norms inconsistent...

This brief addresses the issue of drug abuse among youth and explains ways in which drug abuse can be prevented, as well as evidence-based practices to decrease the number of youth who use alcohol...

This brief identifies elements that put an individual’s behavioral, social, and emotional health at risk and discusses ways that school administrators can help build the social and emotional health...

Researchers often focus on risk factors while neglecting the protective factors that can play a key role in preventing social ills, such as violence, for young people and society. This publication...

This resource observes the effects deployment has on children and their families’ mental health through three main phases: pre-deployment, deployment, and post deployment. It also provides...

This resource discusses the Multisystemic Therapy approach, a family-based treatment model for adolescents exhibiting serious antisocial behaviors such as violence, delinquency, and substance abuse...

This resource discusses how a collaborative approach by parents, teachers, and school staff can play a large role in the prevention of bullying. It also emphasizes reaching out to all children and...

This article discusses the issues of adolescents and prescription drug abuse. It describes ways that adolescents gain access to prescription drugs and provides signs to look for in order to prevent...

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