ERIC Number: ED439192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Violence Prevention in Latino Communities: A Resource Guide for MCH Professionals.
Hoffman, Joan Serra
This resource guide brings together the latest available information on Latino adolescent violence prevention efforts and existing resources in Latino communities. It seeks to help maternal and child health (MCH) professionals better address the specific needs of Latino youth and their families by presenting ethnic-specific factors for violence-prevention practice, policy, and research. The guide opens with a demographic profile of Latinos and a discussion of the impact of violence on Latino youth. It outlines the risk factors for violence in Latino communities and considers the role of culture in risk and resiliency. Developing effective violence prevention programs for Latino youth is addressed, as are the roles of MCH and other public health professionals. A list of selected Latino organizations with model programs addressing youth violence contains contact information. (Contains 52 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, Prevention, Resources, Urban Youth, Violence, Young Adults, Youth Programs
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450, Vienna, VA 22182-2536. Tel: 703-356-1964. Fax: 703-821-2098. Web site: http://www.edc.org/HHD/csn or http://www.nmchc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Newton, MA. Children's Safety Network.