Introduction to the Special Issue on “Promoting a Culture of Prevention: an International Perspective”

Hanno Petras*, Moshe Israelashvili, Brenda Miller

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The primary goal of this special issue is to showcase novel, theory-driven, creative, and rigorous contributions to our understanding of the existence and development of a culture of prevention and readiness to prevent. The term “culture of prevention” is neither a set of practical guidelines nor a leading theory. Instead, it is a multidimensional term representing the general orientation and readiness of a group of people (be it a family, community, school, organization, nation, etc.) to deal with problems using a preventive, rather than a reactive, approach. The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for taking stock of the worldwide progress in creating a “culture of prevention.” This special issue aims to stimulate this discourse by presenting six studies and three commentaries from international scholars focused on themes and approaches for creating a culture of prevention.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPrevention Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


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