Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Family Process

Volume

51

Issue

1

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

3-16-2012

Award Number

R34MH087678

Funder

National Institute of Mental Health

First Page

56

Last Page

72

DOI

10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01386.x

Abstract

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.

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