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Drug Abuse Prevention with Multiethnic Youth

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August 1995 | 369 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Drug Abuse Prevention with Multiethnic Youth offers well-written chapters by well-qualified authors. This volume provides good documentation on a subject that is timely and important." --Jacob U. Gordon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Black Leadership Development and Research, The University of Kansas Contributors to this probing volume examine the connection between race/ethnicity and drug abuse and investigate how understanding this connection can play a role in the development of prevention programs for multiethnic youths. The first chapters review the terms ethnicity and ethnic identity and their representation in drug abuse research, considering specific problems and challenges that confront researchers who study substance abuse in minority communities. Next, the contributors focus on drug use prevalence rates and observed racial/ethnic differences in adolescent drug use. This sensitive and proactive volume concludes with a comprehensive analyses of models of drug abuse prevention in a variety of settings--homes, schools, communities, and homeless shelters. Members of the helping professions, researchers in drug abuse treatment and prevention, and students in related public health courses will find information in this volume invaluable to better understanding and responding to multiethnic youths in crisis and at risk of drug abuse.

 
PART ONE: ETHNICITY AND ETHNIC IDENTITY
Joseph E Trimble
Toward an Understanding of Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity, and Their Relationship with Drug Use Research
R Lorraine Collins
Issues of Ethnicity in Research on the Prevention of Substance Abuse
Robert E Fullilove and Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Conducting Research in Ethnic Minority Communities
Considerations and Challenges

 
 
PART TWO: DRUG USE PREVALENCE, ETHNIC DIFFERENCES, AND ETIOLOGY
John M Wallace et al
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Drug Use
Exploring Possible Explanations

 
Denise B Kandel
Ethnic Differences in Drug Use
Patterns and Paradoxes

 
Michael D Newcomb
Drug Use Etiology among Ethnic Minority Adolescents
Risk and Protective Factors

 
Orlando Rodriguez
Causal Models of Substance Abuse among Puerto Rican Adolescents
Implications for Prevention

 
María Félix-Ortiz and Michael D Newcomb
Cultural Identity and Drug Use among Latino and Latina Adolescents
 
PART THREE: PROMISING APPROACHES TO DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Gilbert J Botvin
Drug Abuse Prevention in School Settings
Mary Ann Pentz
Prevention Research in Multiethnic Communities
Developing Community Support and Collaboration, and Adapting Research Methods

 
Steven Schinke and Kristin Cole
Prevention in Community Settings
Linda Dusenbury and Tracy Diaz
Developing Interventions for Multiethnic Populations
A Case Study with Homeless Youth

 
Karol L Kumpfer and Rose Alvarado
Strengthening Families to Prevent Drug Use in Multiethnic Youth
Sehwan Kim et al
Substance Abuse Prevention Involving Asian/Pacific Islander American Communities

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