Multilevel, Multi-Factor Problem Solving

  • John G. Bruhn
  • Howard M. Rebach


Mental Illness Social Problem Family Violence Seat Belt Ecological Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Bruhn
    • 1
  • Howard M. Rebach
    • 2
  1. 1.Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff
  2. 2.University of MarylandEastern Shore Princess Anne

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