A prospective randomized controlled trial of an interpersonal violence prevention program with a Mexican American community

Patricia J. Kelly, Janna Lesser, An Lin Cheng, Manuel Oscós-Sánchez, Elisabeth Martinez, Daniel Pineda, Juan Mancha

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Abstract

Using methods of community-based participatory research, a prospective randomized controlled trial of a violence prevention program based on Latino cultural values was implemented with elementary school children in a Mexican American community. Community members participated in intervention program selection, implementation, and data collection. High-risk students who participated in the program had greater nonviolent self-efficacy and demonstrated greater endorsement of program values than did high-risk students in the control group. This collaborative partnership was able to combine community-based participatory research with a rigorous study design and provide sustained benefit to community partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Latino youth
  • Primary prevention
  • Violence prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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