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Science-Based Prevention


Science-based Prevention "Principles" are the underlying beliefs and assumptions that guide the actual practices of prevention. Principles provide a mental map (perception) that guides action and defines effective practices.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention
Science-Based Principles, Practices, and Models
This document is an excellent guide for gaining an understanding of science-based prevention.
Prevention Principles for Children and Adolescents
This list of prevention program principles is excerpted from the National Institute for Drug Abuse publication commonly referred to in the field as NIDA's Little Red Book.
Reference Guide to Principles of Prevention: Interim Guidance on Federal Program Standards
This table, provided by ONDCP, is a collection of principles links to documents from eight federal agencies.
Evidence-Based Principles for Substance Abuse Prevention
This document gleans principles and guidelines supported by multiple federal agencies and includes information covering risk and protective factors, effective approaches, early and appropriate intervention, and program management . A useful one-page reference guide containing contact information and immediate links to source agencies and their respective supporting documents.



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