Psychiatric, family, and ethnicity-relat factors that can impact treatment utilization among hispani substance abusing adolescents

Daniel A. Santisteban, Frank Dillon, Maite P. Mena, Yannine Estrada, Ellen L. Vaughan

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Abstract

There is great significance to improving our understanding of predictors of treatment utilization among Hispanic substance abusing youth. One hundred and ten Hispanic substance abusing adolescents and their parents participated in a study of treatment utilization. Analyses showed that adolescents with lower numbers of externalizing disorders (x2= 4.18, df = 1, p <.05) and parents with better parenting strategies (x2= 8.73, df= 2, p <.05), predicted overall treatment utilization (residential + outpatient). Better parenting practices and higher parental years in the U.S. predicted more utilization of outpatient services and lower parenting stress predicted more utilization of residential services. Without specialized engagement strategies, adolescents and families most in need may be the least likely to engage in recommended treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-155
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume5
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2005

Keywords

  • Hispanic adolescents
  • Parenting strategies
  • Substance abuse
  • Treatment utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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