Drug Use Trajectories Among Minority Youth by Yonette F. Thomas, LeShawndra N. Price

By Yonette F. Thomas, LeShawndra N. Price

This quantity examines trajectories of drug use between ethnic minority early life within the usa with a spotlight on African american citizens and Hispanics. It additionally highlights what study designs were hired to handle those modifications in addition to indicates concepts for relocating this discourse ahead through choosing strength goals for prevention and intervention with minority youth.

This e-book positive aspects essays through top specialists within the box who've grappled with this factor for many years. within, readers will locate an insightful discussion that addresses such questions as: Why are African American and Hispanic formative years much more likely than their White friends to abstain from drug use in the course of youth yet usually tend to develop into challenge clients later in existence? What influence does the strain as a result of discrimination have on capability drug use? To what quantity does religiosity guard minority adolescence from drug use as previous study means that it protects White formative years? what's the impression of local context on publicity to and use of gear between city African American youngsters? Taken jointly, the essays during this e-book determine underexplored danger and protecting components and gaps within the present kingdom of data that may be used to improve potent, culturally particular drug abuse prevention strategies.

This booklet is for a person with an curiosity within the initiation and escalation of drug use between African american citizens and Hispanics/Latinos and components that impression those styles over the existence path. it is going to even be an amazing source for these attracted to higher figuring out the mechanisms through which chance and protecting components are concerning the advance of drug use and habit, really the ways that such components give a contribution to overall healthiness alterations and feature disproportionately extra detrimental results for ethnic minorities.

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Additionally, she has served as an investigator or coinvestigator on nine R01s in the area of prevention science. Dr. Pantin was awarded with the Outstanding Research Publication Award by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in 2002 and received the 2010 Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award from the Society of Prevention Research. She is also the principal investigator and executive director of the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN), an international network of over 500 scientists and students dedicated to making significant advances in the field of Hispanic health research.

The present analyses examine hypotheses generated from the family stress model, which proposes that acculturation processes, minority experiences, economic hardship, and neighborhood and school risks will affect parent-parent, parent-child, and sibling and peer relationships. These relationships, in turn, are expected to influence the initiation and escalation of ATOD use and related adjustment problems. , effective family problem solving) resources will promote resilience to the hypothesized risk factors.

One of the most important questions concerns the extent to which this broad conclusion generalizes to the millions of non-white young people who comprise America’s increasingly racially and ethnically diverse population. F. N. , white) samples, the answer to this question remains largely unknown. Even past studies that have attempted to address this question are limited in that they have only compared black and white youth (Wallace et al. 2003) or in one instance, black, white and Hispanic youth (Wallace et al.

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