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Construction principles of prevention programs for adolescents
Bochaver A.A., PhD, Researcher, Centre for Modern Childhood Studies, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tretyakova T.V., Medical Psychologist of Department of Prevention of Dependent Behavior, Moscow scientific and practical center of narcology of the Department of health of the city of Moscow, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
We present the basic principles for the development of effective programs for prevention of substance abuse among young people employed in the United States. They are based on the model of “risk factors and protective factors” and suggest a consistent, systematic, coordinated deployment of preventive interventions for children of different ages and in different social contexts (individually, in family, at school, in community). These principles can be useful for transfer of foreign experience on the Russian reality and for development of a new generation of programs for the prevention of substance abuse in Russia. Also, these principles and ideas may be partly extrapolated to develop prevention programs for other social risks.
Keywords: prevention of substance abuse, prevention programs, approaches to prevention, prevention among youth, adolescence