Risk and Protective Factor Theory
A discussion on the Risk and Protective Factor Theory in the context of developing an effective adolescent substance abuse program in an educational institution.
# 142370 | 1,500 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Sociology (Theory) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)
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This paper discusses the background the Risk and Protective Factor Theory emerged from, namely, "The Social Development Model". Furthermore, the paper analyzes the importance this model places on social interaction, social bonding, how this bonding leads to interaction with a particular group and how this bonding with the group can lead to either anti-social or socially acceptable behaviors. Finally, this paper discusses four key principles that any program must follow if it is to use the Risk/Protective Theory effectively.
From the Paper:"For as long as anyone can remember, psychologists, educators and the general populace have tried, in vain, to pin down the specific reasons why adolescents engage in substance abuse. Everything from the 4-H club to parental outreach organizations have attempted to identify the factors, circumstances and influence that produce this type of behavior. In the face of teenage substance it abuse it becomes easy for one to become overwhelmed by task of determining the root cause of such transgressions."
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