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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
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
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
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