WA DSHS: Risk and Protection Profile for Substance Abuse Prevention in Reardan-Edwall


The "Risk and Protection Profile for Substance Abuse Prevention in Reardan-Edwall," published in February 2024 by the Washington Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) Research and Data Analysis Division, represents a significant effort to comprehensively assess and address substance abuse issues among youth in the Reardan-Edwall community. As an essential resource for local planners, this profile offers a meticulous update on data pertinent to understanding the intricate web of factors influencing substance abuse trends.


The data presented in this profile is not only current but also meticulously curated, drawing from a range of sources to provide a holistic view of the community's substance abuse landscape. By analyzing community, family, peer, and school-related factors within the well-established framework developed by Hawkins and Catalano, the profile offers insights into both the risk factors that contribute to substance abuse vulnerabilities and the protective factors that help mitigate these risks.


Within this framework, community-level factors may include aspects such as access to healthcare services, availability of substance abuse prevention programs, and the presence of supportive community networks. Family-related factors could encompass family dynamics, parental involvement, and the presence of familial substance abuse history. Peer-related factors might involve peer pressure, social norms surrounding substance use, and the influence of peer groups. School-related factors could entail the effectiveness of substance abuse education programs, the presence of supportive school environments, and access to extracurricular activities.


The utilization of the Hawkins and Catalano framework is particularly noteworthy, as it provides a standardized approach that is widely recognized and employed by substance abuse prevention planners across the country. This allows for comparability with data from other regions and facilitates the adoption of evidence-based strategies that have proven effective in similar contexts.


Ultimately, the "Risk and Protection Profile for Substance Abuse Prevention in Reardan-Edwall" serves as a crucial tool for stakeholders, policymakers, and community members alike, empowering them to develop targeted interventions and policies aimed at reducing substance abuse prevalence and fostering a healthier, more resilient community. By leveraging the insights provided in this profile, Reardan-Edwall can work towards creating a safer and more supportive environment for its youth, thereby improving overall well-being and quality of life for all residents.


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