Journal Article

Promoting Prevention: Targeting Family-Based Risk and Protective Factors for Drug Use and Youth Offending in Swansea

Kevin Haines and Stephen Case

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 2, pages 169-187
Published in print March 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch177
Promoting Prevention: Targeting Family-Based Risk and Protective Factors for Drug Use and Youth Offending in Swansea

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The multi-agency, multiple-intervention Promoting Prevention initiative to prevent youth offending in Swansea was evaluated with a computer-based interactive questionnaire with five hundred and eighty young people (aged eleven to eighteen years). Results indicate that multiple exposure to risk factors within the family domain significantly increases the likelihood that a young person will become involved in school exclusion, drug-taking and offending, whilst exposure to multiple protective factors decrease the likelihood of these problem behaviours. The evaluation process indicates that Promoting Prevention’s cross-cutting and consultative methodology is an empowering and engaging way of targeting family-based interventions.

Keywords: Youth; offending; family; risk

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Subjects: Social Work

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