Entre dos mundos/between two worlds: An evidence-based bicultural skills training program for acculturating latino families

Martica Bacallao, Paul R. Smokowski

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Abstract

This chapter evaluates the efficacy of two implementation strategies for Entre Dos Mundos/Between Two Worlds, a prevention program for Latino adolescents, measured at posttest and 1 year after program completion. Using an experimental research design, 81 Latino families were randomly assigned to 2 program formats that used identical session themes: 56 families attended action-oriented bicultural skills training and 25 attended unstructured support groups. At posttest, program dosage was more important than delivery style. High dosage parents from both action-oriented groups and support groups reported higher levels of bicultural support, bicultural identity integration, and family adaptability along with lower levels of adolescent aggression and oppositional defiant behavior. At one-year follow-up, program delivery method was critical for long-term behavior change. As compared with families that received Entre Dos Mundos content through a traditional support group format, parents who attended the action-oriented groups that used psychodrama techniques reported lower rates of parent-adolescent conflict and lower rates of aggression, oppositional defiant behavior, anxious depression, and total problems in their immigrant adolescents. The 1-year follow-up showed that action-oriented groups maintained superior effects as compared to support groups. We discuss implications for practice and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationYouth Violence and Juvenile Justice: Causes, Intervention and Treatment Programs
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages1-33
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781616680114
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Latinos
  • Youth violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Bacallao, M., & Smokowski, P. R. (2010). Entre dos mundos/between two worlds: An evidence-based bicultural skills training program for acculturating latino families. In Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: Causes, Intervention and Treatment Programs (pp. 1-33). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Entre dos mundos/between two worlds : An evidence-based bicultural skills training program for acculturating latino families. / Bacallao, Martica; Smokowski, Paul R.

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: Causes, Intervention and Treatment Programs. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010. p. 1-33.

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Bacallao, M & Smokowski, PR 2010, Entre dos mundos/between two worlds: An evidence-based bicultural skills training program for acculturating latino families. in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: Causes, Intervention and Treatment Programs. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 1-33.
Bacallao M, Smokowski PR. Entre dos mundos/between two worlds: An evidence-based bicultural skills training program for acculturating latino families. In Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: Causes, Intervention and Treatment Programs. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2010. p. 1-33
Bacallao, Martica ; Smokowski, Paul R. / Entre dos mundos/between two worlds : An evidence-based bicultural skills training program for acculturating latino families. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: Causes, Intervention and Treatment Programs. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010. pp. 1-33
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