ERIC Number: ED558214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Health and Safety in the South Texas Border Region: A Culturally Relevant Health Risk Prevention Program for Hispanic Youth and Their Families
Russell, Todd T.; Craddock, Christopher S.
Online Submission, National FORUM of Multicultural Issues Journal v1 n1 p68-79 2003
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic physical illness. The U.S.-Mexico border region has significantly higher rates of infectious and communicable diseases than other areas of the nation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a comprehensive culturally relevant health risk prevention program on Hispanic youth and their families. The results indicated highly significant improvement in emotional competence, self-control, social competence, behavioral awareness, and learning skills of the fifth grade participants. Additionally, as a result of the prevention program, the parents and caregivers of the target youth demonstrated significant improvement in their knowledge of health and safety issues.
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, At Risk Persons, Prevention, Hispanic Americans, Public Health, Cultural Relevance, Emotional Development, Self Control, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Health Promotion, Hispanic American Students, Pretests Posttests, Rating Scales, Likert Scales, Public Schools, Statistical Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas