Fit for Purpose: A Form and Function-Based Taxonomy for Prevention is Arguably More Refined, Accurate, and Predictive

Fit for Purpose: A Form and Function-Based Taxonomy for Prevention is Arguably More Refined,... Prev Sci (2014) 15:829–830 DOI 10.1007/s11121-014-0470-6 Fit for Purpose: A Form and Function-Based Taxonomy for Prevention is Arguably More Refined, Accurate, and Predictive David R. Foxcroft Published online: 8 February 2014 Society for Prevention Research 2014 I am grateful for the opportunity to reflect and respond to the values, and behavioral skills they hold lead to different commentaries of Drs. Burkhart and Biglan. I am in agreement adaptive or maladaptive behaviors. with most of what they say, particularly, the point that envi- Moreover, I am not convinced that the distinction between ronment is a key determinant of health risk behavior and as context (environmental) and persuasion (universal, selective, such, should be a main focus for prevention action. indicated) is sufficiently robust. Taking the above example, a Dr. Burkhart makes a number of points (Burkhart 2013), prevention intervention that influences family norms and so- and I’d like to respond to the two that I find the most signif- cialization in a higher-risk family target group clearly and icant and challenging to the ideas in my article (Foxcroft accurately fits the concept of selective prevention as proposed 2013). Gregor argues that environmental prevention should by Gordon (1983) and endorsed by the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prevention Science Springer Journals

Fit for Purpose: A Form and Function-Based Taxonomy for Prevention is Arguably More Refined, Accurate, and Predictive

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2014 by Society for Prevention Research
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Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Health Psychology; Child and School Psychology
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1389-4986
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1573-6695
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10.1007/s11121-014-0470-6
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Prev Sci (2014) 15:829–830 DOI 10.1007/s11121-014-0470-6 Fit for Purpose: A Form and Function-Based Taxonomy for Prevention is Arguably More Refined, Accurate, and Predictive David R. Foxcroft Published online: 8 February 2014 Society for Prevention Research 2014 I am grateful for the opportunity to reflect and respond to the values, and behavioral skills they hold lead to different commentaries of Drs. Burkhart and Biglan. I am in agreement adaptive or maladaptive behaviors. with most of what they say, particularly, the point that envi- Moreover, I am not convinced that the distinction between ronment is a key determinant of health risk behavior and as context (environmental) and persuasion (universal, selective, such, should be a main focus for prevention action. indicated) is sufficiently robust. Taking the above example, a Dr. Burkhart makes a number of points (Burkhart 2013), prevention intervention that influences family norms and so- and I’d like to respond to the two that I find the most signif- cialization in a higher-risk family target group clearly and icant and challenging to the ideas in my article (Foxcroft accurately fits the concept of selective prevention as proposed 2013). Gregor argues that environmental prevention should by Gordon (1983) and endorsed by the

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Prevention ScienceSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 8, 2014

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