An empirically supported and culturally specific engagement and intervention strategy for African American adolescent males

Howard A Liddle, April Jackson-Gilfort, Françoise A. Marvel

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Abstract

The need for effective culturally responsive treatments has become more urgent as the number of ethnic minority clients continues to increase. Previous research with a clinically referred sample of substance-abusing African American inner-city teenagers found that treatment engagement increased when cultural content was incorporated in the therapeutic process (Jackson-Gilfort, Liddle, Tejeda, & Dakof, 2001). This article amplifies these findings by offering clinical guidelines for how to develop and implement culturally specific interventions that contribute to the therapeutic engagement of African American adolescent males. Clinical outcomes may be improved by integrating culturally responsive intervention methods within a multisystemic approach to the adolescent's treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-225
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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An empirically supported and culturally specific engagement and intervention strategy for African American adolescent males. / Liddle, Howard A; Jackson-Gilfort, April; Marvel, Françoise A.

In: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 76, No. 2, 01.04.2006, p. 215-225.

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