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Defining the problem

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Youth comprehensive risk assessment. Available at:

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Identifying Relevant Risk, Protective, and Promotive Factors

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Selecting Strategies Most Likely to Influence Targeted Risk, Protective and Promotive Factors

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Assembling Your Intervention Using a Logic Model

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Testing the Elements of Your Evidence Informed Program

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