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Title: African-Centered Model of Prevention for African-American Youth at High Risk
Editor(s): L L Goddard
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Publication Number: (SMA)93-2015
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report is the product of a conference to explore more practical ways of addressing, in a culturally relevant manner, the needs of Black youth at high risk.
Abstract: Conference participants attempted to determine what is clinically relevant for the African-American population and to examine both psychological and biological factors. Deliberations were guided by the critical issue of how to translate pragmatically the theoretical discussions of culture into programmatic activities. In so doing, several key questions were addressed: (1) the role of culture in alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse; (2) contemporary values in the African-American community that may resist or promote AOD abuse; (3) cultural precepts, values, and norms that have endured and promote positive psychosocial development; and (4) what is Afrocentricity and how to make this concept operational. Conference discussions were divided into three sections: (1) Overview and Background to Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Problems in the African-American Community; (2) Current Applications and Future Directions for AOD Abuse Prevention for African-American Youth at High Risk; (3) Toward an African-American Model of Prevention for African-American Youth at High Risk. There is a list of Key Concepts and Definitions Relative to African-Centered Prevention. Bibliography, references, footnotes, figures, exhibits
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances
Note: DCC. CSAP Technical Report-6
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