Family-strengthening approaches for the prevention of youth problem behaviors.

  title={Family-strengthening approaches for the prevention of youth problem behaviors.},
  author={Karol Linda Kumpfer and Rose Alvarado},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={58 6-7},
Effective parenting is the most powerful way to reduce adolescent problem behaviors. Dissemination of research-based family interventions has been slow, with most practitioners still implementing ineffective programs. This article reviews 2 federal studies that involved national searches for effective family interventions targeting pre-birth to adolescence: Preventing Substance Abuse Among Children and Adolescents: Family-Centered Approaches (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 1998) and… 

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