Module 7: Prevention, Vulnerability, Risk Resilience, and Protection Theories
The first reading for Module 7 serves as a means of integrating our biological, psychological, and social context theories to inform strategies for prevention. This information is provided in the SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies Fact Sheet (pp. 1-11). In this first chapter you will read about:
- the relationship between substance misuse and behavioral health
- prevention within the continuum of care for behavioral health promotion
- risk* and protective factors**
- three types of prevention intervention (universal, selective, indicated) and distinguishing between individual and population risk
- four key features of risk and protective factors
- how prevention strategies interface with a developmental framework, including specific risk and protective factors at different developmental periods
- key terms used in discussing behavioral health prevention strategies
*note the definition of risk factors presented in this reading combines what your lecture describes as vulnerability and risk factors—your lecture presents a more finely tuned, distinguishing definition.
**note the definition of protective factors presented in this reading combines what your lecture describes as protective and resilience factors—your lecture presents a more finely tuned, distinguishing definition.