Latinos constitute the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. However, the cultural adaptation and dissemination of evidence-based parenting interventions among Latino populations continues to be scarce despite extensive research that demonstrates the long-term positive effects of these interventions. The purpose of this article is threefold: (1) justify the importance of cultural adaptation research as a key strategy to disseminate efficacious interventions among Latinos, (2) describe the initial steps of a program of prevention research with Latino immigrants aimed at culturally adapting an evidence-based intervention informed by parent management training principles, and (3) discuss implications for advancing cultural adaptation prevention practice and research, based on the initial feasibility and cultural acceptability findings of the current investigation.
Parra-Cardona, J. R., Domenech Rodríguez, M., Forgatch, M. S., Sullivan, C., Bybee, D., Tams, L., Holtrop, K., Escobar-Chew, A. R., Dates, B., & Bernal, G. (2012). Culturally adapting an evidence-based parenting intervention for Latinos: Preliminary implications for family therapy practice and research. Family Process, 51, 56-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01386.x