The purpose of this study was to complete a community risk assessment of the city of Norwalk, California using the Communities That Care model. Multiple indicators of 12 empirically-supported risk factors were taken from various public sources to compare the city of Norwalk with Los Angeles County, California, and the United States. The results were analyzed among the different community, family, school, and individual/peer domains so that the most salient risk factors could be identified. The risk factors that were of most concern in the city of Norwalk were family history of problem behavior, poor family management, academic failure beginning in late elementary, lack of commitment to school, friends who engage in problem behavior and favorable attitudes toward problem behavior. Implications for social work practice and evidence-based prevention programs that may be beneficial for the Norwalk community are discussed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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