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NCJ Number: 235906 Find in a Library
Title: Neighborhood Perceptions and Parent Outcomes in Family Based Prevention Programs for Thai Adolescents: The Role of Program Engagement
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:41  Issue:2  Dated:2011  Pages:161-181
Author(s): Hilary F. Byrnes, Ph.D.; Brenda A. Miller, Ph.D.; Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Ph.D.; Orratai Rhucharoenpornpanich, Ph.D.; Pamela K. Cupp, Ph.D.; Katherine A. Atwood, M.S., Sc.D.; Warunee Fongkaew, PhD; Michael J. Rosati; Warunee Chookhare
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: 1R01AA015672-01A1
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effects of neighborhoods on prevention of youth problems in Thailand.
Abstract: Due to concerns over Thai adolescent risky behaviors, effective prevention strategies are needed. Determining the role neighborhood context plays in program engagement and outcomes may inform these strategies. This study includes 170 mother-adolescent pairs (M = 13.44, SD = .52) in Bangkok, Thailand in a prevention program for adolescent substance use and sexual risk. Neighborhoods were related to engagement, which was critical to outcomes. Neighborhood disorganization was related to confidence in program effects and program completion. Completion was related to increased ATOD communication. Neighborhood cohesion was related to less program enjoyment, while neighborhood social control was related to more enjoyment. Enjoyment was related to increased ATOD communication and formation and monitoring of alcohol rules. Prevention strategies should focus on neighborhood contexts and enhancing engagement. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Family intervention programs; Family support; Neighborhood; Parent-Child Relations; Thailand
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