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Educational-entertainment as an intervention with black adolescents exposed to community violence.
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PMID:  22970784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Witnessing violence is one adverse childhood experience (ACE) associated with living in impoverished Black urban communities. Youth with higher violence avoidance self-efficacy and positive coping are more likely to avoid violence. This study evaluates educational entertainment (edutainment) as an intervention with Black adolescents exposed to community violence. Edutainment has shown success in increasing self-efficacy and positive coping skills in other domains. Self-administered scales were used to measure stress, anxiety, violence avoidance self-efficacy, and coping strategies. Data were collected pre- and nine days post-interventions/no intervention from 20 subjects receiving the edutainment intervention, 19 subjects participating in a group discussion about violence, and 21 subjects receiving no intervention (N = 60). Edutainment and no intervention were more effective than group discussion alone in increasing violence avoidance self-efficacy. Violence avoidance self-efficacy was found to have an intervening relationship between edutainment and the outcome of stress. This study indicates limited but positive effects for edutainment.
Valerie Dorsey Allen; Phyllis Solomon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of prevention & intervention in the community     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1540-7330     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prev Interv Community     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9702085     Medline TA:  J Prev Interv Community     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
a African-American Resource Center , University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.
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