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Current Status and Future Directions

Current Status and Future Directions

Current status and future directions

In the preceding chapters I have described the goals, methods, and outcomes of school-based prevention in several different areas. In this chapter, I attempt to synthesize this information in order to reach some general conclusions and to discuss future directions. My general conclusions are presented first, followed by discussion of some methodological guidelines for future research. In the last section of the chapter, I offer a few suggestions and predictions about future work.

General Conclusions

School-based prevention is a very young science: 74% of all published research studies on the behavioral impacts of school-based prevention have appeared since 1980. Given its short history, it is not surprising that more work needs to be done and only tentative conclusions ...

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