|Familia adelante: a multi-risk prevention intervention for Latino families.|
|PMID: 21822979 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|A comprehensive approach for providing behavioral health services to youth is becoming increasingly emphasized. Latino youth are at increased risk for substance abuse, mental health concerns, unsafe sexual practices and HIV, and these outcomes have been empirically connected to individual, family and community-based stress. Despite this knowledge, there is a lack of evidence-based approaches that target these negative outcomes by reducing stress in Latino families in a culturally relevant manner. The current study examined the use of research-based strategies for reducing multiple risk behaviors in a predominantly Mexican-American sample of families. Through a modular approach, participants engaged in a psycho-educational curriculum to enhance communication and psychosocial coping, increase substance abuse and HIV knowledge and perception of harm, and improve school behavior. Over 12 sessions, the curriculum aimed to achieve these outcomes through an overall decrease in family and community-based stress by focusing on acculturative stress. Findings indicate that communication and perception of substance use harm were significantly enhanced, while social norms regarding sexual behavior, HIV anxiety and past use of marijuana and other illegal drugs were significantly reduced. While many of measures were reliable (α > .80), further changes are necessary to improve the accuracy of future studies. Despite these limitations, Familia Adelante improves many areas of participant's family life, and points toward the feasibility of multi-risk reduction behavioral health prevention approaches.|
|Richard Cervantes; Jeremy Goldbach; Susana M Santos|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: The journal of primary prevention Volume: 32 ISSN: 1573-6547 ISO Abbreviation: J Prim Prev Publication Date: 2011 Aug|
|Created Date: 2011-08-31 Completed Date: 2012-01-25 Revised Date: 2012-09-25|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 8213457 Medline TA: J Prim Prev Country: Netherlands|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 225-34 Citation Subset: IM|
|Behavioral Assessment, Inc., 291 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite #308, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA.|
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Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Family / ethnology, psychology*
Family Health / ethnology*
HIV Infections / epidemiology, prevention & control
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hispanic Americans / psychology*, statistics & numerical data
Primary Prevention / methods*
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology, prevention & control
United States / epidemiology
United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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