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ERIC Number: EJ826868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Latino Outcome Studies in Social Work: A Review of the Literature
Jani, Jayshree S.; Ortiz, Larry; Aranda, Maria P.
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n2 p179-194 2009
Objective: This article is a review of outcome studies focusing on three social work fields of service--health, substance abuse, and mental health--in which Latinos were significantly represented in the sample and interventions developed to attend to cultural factors. Method: Data were collected from a search of several English language social science indexes to identify experimental or quasi-experimental studies published between 1999 and 2005 focusing on measuring the effect of cultural adaptations of interventions with Latino populations. Results: Twenty-three studies were located and reviewed. Findings are discussed in this article. Conclusions: Most studies with positive outcomes for Latinos used some culturally tailored variation of cognitive theory in the therapeutic intervention. The authors advocate for a mixed methods approach to future studies of Latinos. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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