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Padres Informados/Jóvenes Preparados 

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Principal Investigator

Michele Allen, MD, MS  

Community Co-Investigator

Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH  

Collaborating Agencies

Centro, West Side Community Health Services,Neighborhood House, Aquí Para Ti Clinic for Latino Youth, South Saint Paul School District, Centro Campesino, and University of Minnesota Extension  

Funding

The National Institutes of Health  

Overview

Padres Informados/Jóvenes Preparados is a Community Based Participatory Research study, which aims to prevent Latino youth tobacco and substance use by strengthening parent-youth relationships. The study involves three University of Minnesota departments and six Latino community-serving agencies in an effort to create relevant, credible, and useful tools for parents and their youth. Families engage in eight sessions that target family skills, which have been associated with lower teen substance use. Aims for this study are, 1) to determine the effectiveness of a family-based intervention to reduce tobacco and other substance use intention among Latino youth, 2) to assess the effect of the intervention on the Latino parent-youth relationship and 3) to assess CBPR partnership, operational, and contextual factors that contribute to the successful implementation of the intervention.   

Publications 

1. Allen ML, Hurtado GA, Yon KJ, Okuyemi KS, Davey CS, Marczak MS, Stoppa P; Svetaz MV. Feasibility of a Parenting Program to Prevent Substance Use Among Latino youth: A Community-Based Participatory Research Study. American Journal of Health Promotion. In press. 
*Authored with U of MN Extension and community partners. Contribution: Guarantor of integrity of entire study
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12. Allen ML, Garcia-Huidobro D, et al (2012). Immigrant family skills-building to prevent tobacco use in Latino youth: study protocol for a community-based participatory randomized controlled trial. Trials 13(1): 242. 
*Authored with U of MN Extension and community partners. Contribution: Guarantor of integrity of entire study
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Supporting Material 

Padres Informados - Spanish 

Padres Informados - English