Prevention Can Can Pay Off in Curing Social Problems
UW Professor Richard Catalano has science-based solutions for problems that beset
adolescents and follow them in to adulthood — academic failure, teen
pregnancy, substance abuse, violence. The work of the Social Development Research Group in the UW School of Social Work was featured in the Seattle Times today in a column promoting the value of prevention science to deal with numerous social problems. Catalano, SDRG Director, was lead author on a 2012 paper for The Lancet that, in
collaboration with researchers from around the world, is part of an
effort to let leaders and the public know the ability to deal with
social problems has matured, and that solutions are waiting to be put to use. Read more in the Seattle Times...