Promoting Well-Being Among At-Risk Children: Restoring a Sense of Community and Support for Development

  • James P. Comer
Part of the The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society book series (SISS, volume 5)


School Staff Academic Learning Family Support Program School Development Program School People 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James P. Comer
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  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew Haven

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