skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 228854 Find in a Library
Title: Striving for a Culturally Responsive Process in Training Health Professionals on Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention
Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior  Volume:14  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2009  Pages:499-505
Author(s): Anthony P.S. Guerrero; Deborah A. Goebert; Daniel A. Alicata; Cathy K. Bell
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Grant Number: R49/CCR918619-01;1 U49/CE000749-01
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This study examined resources and principles for youth violence prevention education that have been used for training healthcare professionals in a multicultural context.
Abstract: Findings suggest that culturally responsive youth violence prevention curricula, focused on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), should target institutions that train health professionals likely to serve AAPI; should promote the professional development of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and enhance all students’ comfort in addressing behavioral, social, and cultural concerns; should cover specific issues relevant to AAPIs, including the role of acculturative stress, socioeconomic hardship, and other risk factors that may account for mental health disparities; and should continuously engage researchers, educators, and community stakeholders in cooperatively and creatively applying new knowledge to clinical challenges. General principles are proposed suggesting the education of professionals in a way that will ultimately prevent violence among AAPI youth, such as: using effective curricula that addresses all forms of youth violence (child abuse, intimate partner violence, youth-on-youth violence); providing experiences at all levels of training; emphasizing multidisciplinary collaboration; including clinical applications and other contextual learning; and integrating recurring themes from the youth violence prevention literature. Data were collected from available literature. Table, figure, and references
Main Term(s): Asian Americans; Violence prevention
Index Term(s): Problem behavior; Professional in-service education; Public Health Service; Socioculture
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.