Through this project, More than a Dream Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Latino Youth, EDC aims to identify youth and parent interventions that address sexual health and pregnancy prevention among Latino youth. Interventions must be developmentally appropriate as well as culturally and linguistically relevant to Latino youth and their parents.
The goal is to reduce sexual and other risk behaviors. Participants will be Latino adolescents, ages 12-14, and their parents.
Project staff will evaluate the following programs:
- Cuídate (Take Care of Yourself): a youth intervention
- Salud y éxito (Health & Success): a parent intervention
- Más que un sueño (More Than a Dream): a combined youth-parent program
This project is a collaboration between EDC, the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the League of United Latin American Citizens’ National Educational Service Centers (LNESC). Work will take place at four LNESC sites: Albuquerque, NM, Colorado Springs, CO; EI Paso, TX; and Kansas City, MO.
Director: Lydia O'Donnell
Funders: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families