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Research-Informed Prevention Practice: Learning from the Wisdom of Science
Research-informed prevention practice: Learning from the wisdom of science

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

—Albert Einstein

As we continue to discuss steps to be considered by prevention practitioners as they engage with others in developing and delivering prevention projects, we turn to the topic of how research informs prevention practice. The integration of scientific findings into practice has long been considered a goal of the behavioral sciences (Albee, 1987; Wandersman et al., 1998). However, in recent years, this goal has become more a reality, as prevention practice is increasingly guided by science and the dissemination of research findings has become a major focus in policy and project ...

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