ERIC Number: ED134356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Rio Grande Youth Care Center. Final Report.
A non-profit counseling and referral center, the Center was established in 1972 to alleviate delinquency problems in Los Lunas (New Mexico), with special reference to Chicanos. The Center used specific direct youth services to identify: barriers to services for Chicanos in Los Lunas and to provide referral services to overcome those barriers; methods to increase the capability of a neighborhood Chicano group to provide services; methods to increase the participation of Chicano youth in the decision-making process of social services at the state and local level; and methods of dealing with and alleviating the problem of cultural and racial differences. Personal interviews were conducted with 250 Chicano youth; 3,200 questionnaires were administered to youth, school teachers and administrators, youth serving agencies, and law enforcement personnel. Utilizing a statewide children and youth resource directory and staff personal knowledge, agencies with specific services to the Chicano community were identified. Chicano professional manpower and organizations provided training sessions to increase the staff's capacity in program development and management. Between 1972 and 1974, the Center served 316 youth, of which 80% were Chicanos. The program was successful in its efforts to: prevent delinquency, promote Chicano involvement and attitude change, and develop rapport between youth, parents, school and public agencies. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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