Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A community risk assessment of Huntington Park, California
by Alcaraz, Cristina, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 119; 1588575
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the study was to conduct a community risk assessment of the city of Huntington Park, California by utilizing the Communities That Care model to identify the most concerning risk factors for delinquency and school dropout. Forty-seven indicators measuring 18 risk factors were gathered from public sources. Data from Huntington Park was compared to data from Los Angeles County and California. The risk factors of main concern for the community appeared to be transition and mobility, low neighborhood attachment and community disorganization, extreme economic deprivation, family management problems, academic failure beginning in elementary school, early and persistent antisocial behavior, friends who engage in the problem behavior and early initiation of the problem behavior. Efforts to reduce involvement in delinquency and school dropout should target the community, school and peer and individual domains. Suggestions for evidence-based programs and approaches to reduce the most salient risk factors are provided.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Donnell, Julie
Commitee: Kim, Mimi, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Public health
Keywords: Community risk assessment, Huntington park, Protective factors, Risk factors
Publication Number: 1588575
ISBN: 9781321744989
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