About the Journal

Successful adolescent development, one issue at a time.

The Prevention Researcher keeps professionals up-to-date on the latest adolescent behavioral research and today’s best practices in working with youth.

Each issue of the quarterly journal features a single topic, presenting current research in a straightforward way that is easily understood and turned into action. Articles are written by authors who lead in their respective fields and whose research covers the latest findings on significant issues facing today’s youth.

The Prevention Researcher provides information about programs that create supportive environments for youth, strategies for preventing problems affecting adolescents, and resources that help youth-serving professionals working in a variety of settings. Major topics covered in the journal include adolescent development, mental health, victimization and violence, and schools, families, and communities.

Real promise. Real success.

The Prevention Researcher holds a vision of a world in which all youth feel supported in their transition to adulthood and every adult is capable of providing positive support for young people and their families – a vision of a society committed to providing a healthy environment for all adolescents.

The journal is dedicated to supporting youth and families by providing timely and accurate research that leads to positive adolescent development and successful transition to adulthood.

Real access. Real support.

The Prevention Researcher is available in both print and digital editions for easy reference and reading in the format of your choice – printed page, computer, tablet, or smartphone. We also offer a library of past issues in print and a digital archive of recent issues.

Real reliability. Real service.

For nearly two decades, youth-serving professionals have relied on The Prevention Researcher for practical information that helps them succeed in their work. We invite you to preview our current issue, request a free catalog, and subscribe to the journal today.

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We print our final issue in September.

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Saying Goodbye as Our Journey Changes

These past few weeks, the staff and I at The Prevention Researcher have had the most difficult task of letting our ... Read More

Promoting Healthy Relationships Among LGBT Youth

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#011 - Respectful and Healthy Teen Break-Ups: An Interview with Nicole Daley and Ricky Smith

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#010 - Changing School Culture with Restorative Practices: An Interview with Dr. Christopher Plum

A few years ago, the Plymouth Educational Center in Detroit, Michigan began using mandatory,... More...

#009 - The Effectiveness of Internet-based Depression Interventions: An Interview with Dr. Joshua Fogel

Depression remains a problem for today's teens, with 25% of youth reporting depressive symptoms.... More...

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