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Days La Familia community drug and alcohol prevention program: Family-centered model for working with inner-city Hispanic families

Days La Familia community drug and alcohol prevention program: Family-centered model for working with inner-city Hispanic families

Journal of Primary Prevention 16(3): 255-272

Substance abuse among Hispanics is on the increase despite national efforts toward reducing it. Researchers and service providers have recognized the specific need for better prevention models that address the issues of poor Hispanics. La Familia is a community-based ATOD prevention program that targets Hispanic families with high-risk youth from 6 to 11 years old, and attempts to reduce identified risk factors while building on culturally relevant protective factors. During the 2 years, the program has enrolled 219 youth and their families utilizing existing community networks and aggressive outreach. The program resulted in a 92% retention rate and over 80% attendance per session. As a result of the program, families became more willing to discuss ATOD issues openly and made positive steps toward empowerment.

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PMID: 24254813

DOI: 10.1007/bf02407425

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