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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241037     Find in a Library
  Title: Multidimensionality Matters: An Effective HIV, Hepatitis C, and Substance-Use Prevention Program for Minority Parolees
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  Author(s): Jennifer L. Shepherd ; Johnna Fandel ; Rashaun Esposito ; Elizabeth Pace ; Mekka Banks ; Jean E. Denious
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:4  Dated:May June 2012  Pages:199 to 221
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 23
  Annotation: This study examined the impact of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and substance abuse on minority parolees.
  Abstract: African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely than Whites to be incarcerated, and are also disparately affected by HIV, hepatitis C, and substance use. Reaching these populations as they leave prison is important given high rates of substance use and sexual risk-taking behaviors among U.S. prisoners. A 12-session, culturally appropriate, evidence-based, small-group intervention was administered successfully with minority parolees. Participants experienced lasting improvements in HIV and hepatitis C knowledge, condom use, and resource knowledge after participating in the Holistic Health Recovery Program. Collaborative service providers and program multidimensionality are credited for the program's success, high retention rate, and positive reception. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Offender participation programs
  Index Term(s): Black/African Americans ; Drug prevention programs ; Parolees ; Risk taking behavior ; AIDS/HIV prevention ; Hispanic
  Sponsoring Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of America
  Grant Number: 5U79SP013416-05
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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