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Research to Practice: Prevention Programs in Community Settings

In the previous chapter, we presented a framework for conceptualizing prevention programming at multiple levels, including universal, selective, and targeted. In that chapter, we described numerous components of successful prevention programming, including forming partnerships with key stakeholders to develop programs, using evidence-based practices to promote skill acquisition, strengthening relationships in the family, fostering child development in school, creating a community context that promotes child competence, linking systems of care in the community, and promoting child and family readiness for change. This chapter applies research to practice and provides examples of prevention programs at multiple levels (universal, selective, targeted) that can be applied in diverse contexts, including school, primary care, and other community settings. The examples provided describe a wide range of prevention initiatives designed to promote health and prevent illness or disorders, including programs to promote successful peer relationships, health and wellness, and to prevent aggression and school failure. Each of the programs described in this chapter highlight multiple components of effective programming.