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Guiding Good Choices® Research

One of the hallmarks of our prevention science programs is that they are grounded on rigorous research from a variety of disciplines. The primary areas of research that form the foundation of our programs are:

  • a comprehensive, community-wide approach
  • demonstrated predictors of problem behaviors and positive youth outcomes -- what are more commonly referred to as risk and protective factors
  • tested, effective programs, policies, and practices.

The following is a select bibliography of reference materials for Channing Bete Company's prevention science programs.

Families That Care -- Guiding Good Choices® (formerly Preparing for the Drug Free Years)

Kosterman, R., Hawkins, J. D., Spoth, R., Haggerty, K., & Zhu, K. 1997. Effects of a preventive parent training intervention on observed family interactions: Proximal outcomes from Preparing for the Drug Free Years. Journal of Community Psychology 25 (3): 277-92.

Spoth, R., Redmond, C., Haggerty, K., & Ward, T. 1995. A controlled parenting skills outcome study examining individual differences and attendance effects. Journal of Marriage and the Family 57: 449-64.

Promising Approaches

Brewer, D. D., Hawkins, J. D., Catalano, R. F., & Neckerman, H. J. 1995. Preventing serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offending: A review of selected strategies in childhood, adolescence and the community. In J. C. Howell, H. Krisberg, J. D. Hawkins, & J. J. Wilson (eds.), A sourcebook: Serious, violent and chronic juvenile offenders (pp. 61-141). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Catalano, R. F., Arthur, M. F., Hawkins, J. D., Berglund, L., & Olson, J. J. 1998. Comprehensive community-based interventions to prevent antisocial behavior. In R. Loeber & D. P. Farrington (eds.), Serious and violent juvenile offenders: Risk factors and successful interventions (pp. 248-83). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Hawkins, J. D., Arthur, M. W., & Olson, J. J. 1997. Community interventions to reduce risks and enhance protection against antisocial behavior. In D. M. Stoff, J. Breiling, & J. D. Maser (eds.), Handbook of antisocial behavior (pp. 365-74). New York: NIMH/John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Public Health Approaches

Bracht, N. 1990. Health promotion at the community level. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Risk and Protective Factors

Hawkins, J. D., Catalano, R. F., & Miller, J. Y. 1992. Risk and protective factors for alcohol and other drug problems in adolescence and early adulthood: Implications for substance abuse prevention. Psychological Bulletin 12: 64-105.

Social Development Strategy

Catalano, R. F., & Hawkins, J. D. 1996. The social development model: A theory of antisocial behavior. In J. D. Hawkins (ed.), Delinquency and crime: Current theories (pp. 149-97). New York: Cambridge University Press.