Beyond Risk Factors: Towards a Holistic Prevention Paradigm for Children and Young People

  title={Beyond Risk Factors: Towards a Holistic Prevention Paradigm for Children and Young People},
  author={Kate Jeanette Freiberg and Ross Homel},
  journal={British Journal of Social Work},
Since the mid 1990s early intervention and prevention has become a central feature of public policy across the western world. This development has had a major impact on re-constructing the prevention paradigm in children and youth services. It has been underpinned by the emergence of the science of risk factor analysis (RFA). This paradigm has had mixed success in prevention work but has gained significant political credence and support. While RFA has reshaped prevention approaches it does have… Expand
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