ERIC Number: EJ925806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
The Need to Consider Ethnocultural Context in Prevention Programming: A Case Example from Hawai'i
Helm, Susana; Baker, Charlene K.
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v20 n2 p131-149 2011
Objective: This article highlights the importance of incorporating ethnocultural contexts in prevention research and programming. We provide a case example from our research in youth violence prevention in Hawai'i. Methods: Data were collected in multiethnic communities on O'ahu. Focus groups were conducted with high school-aged youths of Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and Samoan ancestry. Results: In analyzing narrative data regarding the broad theme of ethnoculture, a deeper issue became apparent during the focus group discussions--negative ethnocultural stereotypes and discrimination. Conclusion: Understanding ethnocultural issues is critical in decision making regarding prevention programming, particularly the need for deep-structure, culturally grounded interventions.
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Focus Groups, Programming, Case Studies, Youth, Ethnic Groups, Personal Narratives, Stereotypes, Racial Bias, Cultural Awareness, High School Students, Social Work
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii