PROTECTIVE FACTORS

Healthy Beliefs - (caring, equality and social justice, integrity, honesty, responsibility, restraint, religiosity)

Clear Standards - (family boundaries, school boundaries, adult role models, positive peer influence, high expectations)

Bonding (Attachment and Commitment) - (family support, positive family communication, other adult relationships, caring neighborhood, parent involvement in schooling, religious community, achievement motivation, school engagement, bonding to school)

Skills - (planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills, peaceful conflict resolution)

Opportunities - (youth as resources, service to others, creative activities, youth programs, time at home, homework, reading for pleasure, safety)

Recognition - (community values youth, caring school climate)

Individual Characteristics - (personal power, self esteem, sense of purpose, positive view of personal future)

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