Parent-centered intervention

A practical approach for preventing drug abuse in hispanic adolescents

Maria I. Tapia, Seth J Schwartz, Guillermo J Prado, Barbara Lopez, Hilda Pantin

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of the present article is to review and discuss Familias Unidas, an empirically supported, family-based, culturally specific drug abuse and HIV prevention intervention for Hispanic immigrant adolescents and their families. Method: The authors focus on engagement and retention as well as on intervention delivery. Conclusions: The present article serves as a guide for social workers and mental health practitioners in carrying out effective family-based adolescent substance use and HIV preventive interventions. Recommendations for and challenges to implementing the intervention in practice-based settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-165
Number of pages20
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Drug use
  • Hispanic
  • Immigrant
  • Parent-centered intervention
  • Prevention

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Parent-centered intervention : A practical approach for preventing drug abuse in hispanic adolescents. / Tapia, Maria I.; Schwartz, Seth J; Prado, Guillermo J; Lopez, Barbara; Pantin, Hilda.

In: Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.03.2006, p. 146-165.

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