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Journal of Ethnic And Cultural Diversity in Social Work
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The study examined the effectiveness of a culturally-adapted Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for Latinos to reduce risks for alcohol and drug use in children. Latino families, predominantly Puerto Rican, with a 9–12 year old child and a parent(s) with a substance abuse problem participated in the study. Pre- and post-tests were conducted with each family. Parental stress, parent-child dysfunctional relations, and child behavior problems were reduced in the families receiving the intervention; family hardiness and family attachment were improved. Findings contribute to the validation of the SFP with Latinos, and can be used to inform social work practice with Puerto Rican families.
Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in J Ethn Cult Divers Soc Work. 2010 Jan 1; 19(1): 1–17. The final publication is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313200903531982.
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VCU Social Work Publications