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STEVEN PAUL SCHINKE, Ph.D., Chairman and Professor and LEWAYNE D. GILCHRIST, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Social Work Research, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, Seattle.
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|                             |Preventing tobacco use in youths may be an easier task than helping adults break the habit of       |
|                             |smoking and overcome its ill effects. Using experimental procedures based on social work           |
|                             |techniques, this study suggests that social work efforts are an effective tool in programs and     |
|                             |services that focus on primary prevention.                                                         |
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|Abstract                     |Prevention is a promising area for social work practice in the health field, but the concept of     |
|Need for Preventive Efforts   |prevention is a difficult one to implement.1 Unlike their counterparts in medicine, social workers |
|Techniques Used               |do not have epidemiological techniques to focus their practice on prevention. That is, social work |
|Measures of Outcome           |practice lacks the certainty of medical intervention. Whereas health care workers can predictably   |
|Efficacy of Social Work       |prevent major diseases, social workers remain tentative about their ability to prevent emotional   |
|Notes and References         |and behavioral disorders.2 Differing too is the potency of biomedical and social work methods. The |
|                             |use of immunization, drugs, and surgery commonly...


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