ERIC Number: EJ1065349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Cultural Adaptation of Interventions in Real Practice Settings
Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Booth, Jamie M.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n4 p423-432 Jul 2015
This article provides an overview of some common challenges and opportunities related to cultural adaptation of behavioral interventions. Cultural adaptation is presented as a necessary action to ponder when considering the adoption of an evidence-based intervention with ethnic and other minority groups. It proposes a roadmap to choose existing interventions and a specific approach to evaluate prevention and treatment interventions for cultural relevancy. An approach to conducting cultural adaptations is proposed, followed by an outline of a cultural adaptation protocol. A case study is presented, and lessons learned are shared as well as recommendations for culturally grounded social work practice.
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Behavior, Intention, Intervention, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Cultural Relevance, Social Work, Best Practices, Research, Case Studies, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Middle School Students, Resistance (Psychology), American Indian Students, American Indian Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: P20MD002316-05