Effects of PROSPER on the Influence Potential of Prosocial Versus Antisocial Youth in Adolescent Friendship Networks
Examines whether PROSPER, an evidence-based intervention, affects adolescent friendship networks with the goal of reducing peer influence toward antisocial behavior in 14 rural and small town school districts in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Discusses using social networks to address problem behaviors and potential implications to reduce peer influence encouraging problem behaviors, such as substance use and delinquency.
D. Wayne Osgood, Mark E. Feinberg, Scott D. Gest, et al
Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(2), 174-179
Behavioral health · Children and youth · Substance abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Iowa · Pennsylvania