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Preventive services for adolescents: Exploring the process of change

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Preventive services for adolescents: Exploring the process of change. / Biehal, Nina.

In: British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 38, No. 3, 04.2008, p. 444-461.

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Biehal, N 2008, 'Preventive services for adolescents: Exploring the process of change', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 444-461. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcl352

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Biehal, N. (2008). Preventive services for adolescents: Exploring the process of change. British Journal of Social Work, 38(3), 444-461. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcl352

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Biehal N. Preventive services for adolescents: Exploring the process of change. British Journal of Social Work. 2008 Apr;38(3):444-461. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcl352

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Biehal, Nina. / Preventive services for adolescents: Exploring the process of change. In: British Journal of Social Work. 2008 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 444-461.

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