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dc.contributor.authorFrance, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorFreiberg, Kateen_US
dc.contributor.authorHomel, Rossen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:18:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:18:42Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-18T07:00:15Z
dc.identifier.issn00453102en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcq010en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33581
dc.description.abstractSince 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 methodological and practice limitations. This paper argues for a more holistic approach to prevention policy and social work practice, one that recognises risk but does not allow it to dominate. We explore the growing body of evidence for RFA, outlining both its strengths and weaknesses and show how a more holistic approach can be adopted. We argue that the fundamental focus for analysis and intervention needs to recognise the social and cultural context of developmental pathways, and emphasises needs to be on relations between levels of organisation in a child's or young person's developmental process . We draw on the Australian Pathways to Prevention Programme to illustrate how social work can and should be developed to create more holistic approaches to prevention.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1192en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe British Journal of Social Worken_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Changeen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160805en_US
dc.titleBeyond Risk Factors: Towards a Holistic Prevention Paradigm for Children and Young Peopleen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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