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ERIC Number: EJ1151922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
A Family-Centered Preventive Intervention within Pediatric Oncology: Adapting the FOCUS Intervention for Latino Youth and Their Families
Garcia, Ediza; Wijesekera, Kanchana; Lester, Patricia
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v27 n3 p393-410 2017
Pediatric cancer can disrupt the behavioral and emotional well-being of youth and their families, representing a potential psychological health risk for the entire family. Among ethnic minority families, cultural factors such as acculturation and language competency may affect the experience of this illness, which can, in turn, affect overall functioning. Integrating psychological health services within medical care settings is one method to enhance engagement in psychological health services and reduce barriers, including access and stigma. Given the paucity of evidence-based screening procedures and trauma-informed preventive interventions delivered within pediatric settings, the FOCUS consultation model was implemented within an outpatient pediatric oncology clinic. A case illustration is described to highlight the modifications made to the FOCUS consultation model to provide culturally sensitive and responsive treatment to Latino families. The article includes implications for future research on integrating culturally relevant, family-centered prevention approaches for reaching ethnic minority families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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