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Developing Empirically Based, Culturally Grounded Drug Prevention Interventions for Indigenous Youth Populations.
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PMID:  23188485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This article describes the relevance of a culturally grounded approach toward drug prevention development for indigenous youth populations. This approach builds drug prevention from the "ground up" (i.e., from the values, beliefs, and worldviews of the youth that are the intended consumers of the program) and is contrasted with efforts that focus on adapting existing drug prevention interventions to fit the norms of different youth ethnocultural groups. The development of an empirically based drug prevention program focused on rural Native Hawaiian youth is described as a case example of culturally grounded drug prevention development for indigenous youth; the impact of this effort on the validity of the intervention and on community engagement and investment in the development of the program are discussed. Finally, implications of this approach for behavioral health services and the development of an indigenous prevention science are discussed.
Scott K Okamoto; Susana Helm; Suzanne Pel; Latoya L McClain; Amber P Hill; Janai K P Hayashida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of behavioral health services & research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-3308     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Health Serv Res     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9803531     Medline TA:  J Behav Health Serv Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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