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Risk and Protective Factors

  1. -Study: Arguing with Mom Helps Fend Off Peer Pressure (
      "New research shows that adolescents who quickly backed down during an argument with their mother had a harder time resisting peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol than teens who were able to calmly, persuasively, and persistently argue their point with Mom."

      " 'The key quality that appears to link household arguing and resisting peer pressure is a child’s 'ability to persuade and be assertive through calm reasoning,' rather than resorting to whining or yelling, Chango says. 'We found over and over again that the right kinds of arguments are linked to better outcomes for teens.' " 12-11

  2. Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (
      Provides prevention strategies by topic, in alphabetical order.

  3. Resiliency and Risk Factors (Glantz)
      Presents a summary of findings on The Application of Resiliency and Risk Research to the Development of Preventive Interventions.

  4. Resiliency and the Community
      Provides four strategies by Benson for promoting resiliency in children through community collaboration. 10-09


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