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Risk and Protective Factors in Prevention of Behavioral Health Problems

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Dr. Kuklinski opens with examples of behavioral and mental health problems that keep many young people from reaching their hopes and dreams. She gives a brief history of the field of prevention science. The path to effective solutions begins with a public health approach, i.e., preventing a problem before it happens. To do so, predictors of problems and also healthy developmental outcomes must be addressed: risk factors and protective factors, especially the factors that are malleable.