___You understand that risk and protective factors are aspects of a person's environment that make it more likely (risk factors) or less likely (protective factors) that she will experience a given problem.
You understand that risk factors for adolescent substance abuse include:
___Availability of substances
___Family history of drug abuse
___Having friends who use drugs
You understand that protective factors for substance abuse include:
___Bonding with non-users
___Healthy beliefs and clear standards
You understand that you should talk about risk and protective factors with community members for the following reasons:
___To focus on prevention
___To focus on costs
___To focus on benefits
___To focus on awareness
You understand how to talk about risk and protective factors:
___You know the important risk and protective factors for your issue.
___You have documented each risk or protective factor.
___You have decided exactly what you want to achieve by talking about risk and protective factors (enhance knowledge or convince people to take action).
___You have chosen your battle.
___You know your audience, and have tailored your message to those with whom you are communicating.
___You have thought about what else you are saying.
___You have decided what form of communication is most appropriate and feasible.
___You have evaluated what you have done.