The purpose of this study was to complete a community risk assessment of the 90062 zip code area of Los Angeles, California using the Communities That Care model. In order to evaluate the factors most likely to place 90062 youth at greater risk for school dropout and teen pregnancy, 23 risk factor indicators were accessed from multiple public sources to compare and contrast the status of 90062 with the city of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, and the United States on 13 empirically-supported risk factors. The results of the assessment within the community, family, school, and peer/individual domains were then used to prioritize the most salient risk factors that need to be addressed in prevention programs developed for 90062. The risk factors to be of most concern for 90062 were extreme economic deprivation, family management, academic failure, and early initiation. Implications for social work practice, directions for future research, and limitations are addressed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Sociology|
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