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ERIC Number: ED558214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
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.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas