The purpose of this study was to use the Communities That Care (CTC) model to complete a community risk assessment on the city of Anaheim, California. Multiple public sources were used to examine 40 indicators of the CTC risk factors. These indicators were used to assess and compare the status of Anaheim, Orange County, California, and the United States on 18 empirically-supported risk factors for substance use and juvenile delinquency. The risk factors of most concern for Anaheim appeared to be community laws and norms favorable toward drug use, firearms and crime, low neighborhood attachment and community disorganization, academic failure, lack of commitment to school, family history of the problem behavior, and some risk involved with favorable attitudes of the problem behavior. The need for a comprehensive prevention approach was indicated. Implications for social work practice and directions for future research 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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