Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among hispanic youths in Florida

Yannine Estrada, Tae Kyoung Lee, Shi Huang, Maria I. Tapia, Maria Rosa Velázquez, Marcos J. Martinez, Hilda Pantin, Manuel A. Ocasio, Denise Vidot, Lourdes Molleda, Juan Villamar, Bryan A. Stepanenko, C. Hendricks Brown, Guillermo J Prado

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Objectives. To evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based, parent-centered intervention, Familias Unidas, delivered by nonresearch personnel, in preventing substance use (alcohol, illicit drugs) and sex without a condom among Hispanic adolescents. Methods. A randomized controlled trial (n = 746) evaluated the effectiveness of Familias Unidas among Hispanic eighth graders (age range = 12-16 years), relative to prevention as usual, within a public school system. School personnel, including social workers and mental health counselors, were trained to deliver the evidence-based intervention. Participant recruitment, intervention delivery, and follow-up ran from September 2010 through June 2014 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Results. Familias Unidas was effective in preventing drug use from increasing and prevented greater increases in sex without a condom 30 months after baseline, relative to prevention as usual. Familias Unidas also had a positive impact on family functioning and parental monitoring of peers at 6 months after baseline. Conclusions. This study demonstrated the effectiveness of a parent-centered preventive intervention program in preventing risky behaviors among Hispanic youths. Findings highlight the feasibility of training nonresearch personnel on effectively delivering a manualized intervention in a real-world setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-613
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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Hispanic Americans
Condoms
Preventive Health Services
Street Drugs
Mental Health
Randomized Controlled Trials
Alcohols
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Estrada, Y., Lee, T. K., Huang, S., Tapia, M. I., Velázquez, M. R., Martinez, M. J., ... Prado, G. J. (2017). Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among hispanic youths in Florida. American Journal of Public Health, 107(4), 607-613. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303653

Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among hispanic youths in Florida. / Estrada, Yannine; Lee, Tae Kyoung; Huang, Shi; Tapia, Maria I.; Velázquez, Maria Rosa; Martinez, Marcos J.; Pantin, Hilda; Ocasio, Manuel A.; Vidot, Denise; Molleda, Lourdes; Villamar, Juan; Stepanenko, Bryan A.; Hendricks Brown, C.; Prado, Guillermo J.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 107, No. 4, 01.04.2017, p. 607-613.

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Estrada, Y, Lee, TK, Huang, S, Tapia, MI, Velázquez, MR, Martinez, MJ, Pantin, H, Ocasio, MA, Vidot, D, Molleda, L, Villamar, J, Stepanenko, BA, Hendricks Brown, C & Prado, GJ 2017, 'Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among hispanic youths in Florida', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 107, no. 4, pp. 607-613. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303653
Estrada Y, Lee TK, Huang S, Tapia MI, Velázquez MR, Martinez MJ et al. Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among hispanic youths in Florida. American Journal of Public Health. 2017 Apr 1;107(4):607-613. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303653
Estrada, Yannine ; Lee, Tae Kyoung ; Huang, Shi ; Tapia, Maria I. ; Velázquez, Maria Rosa ; Martinez, Marcos J. ; Pantin, Hilda ; Ocasio, Manuel A. ; Vidot, Denise ; Molleda, Lourdes ; Villamar, Juan ; Stepanenko, Bryan A. ; Hendricks Brown, C. ; Prado, Guillermo J. / Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among hispanic youths in Florida. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2017 ; Vol. 107, No. 4. pp. 607-613.
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