The purpose of this project was to develop and fund a program that promotes the well-being of Latino adolescents. Specifically, this program explores the Columbian indigenous roots of youth through their participation in a therapeutic cultural arts program. The goals of this program are to enhance ethnic identity and promote the general well being of Latino youth. A strong partnership between public and private child welfare agencies is a vital component of this program.
Prior research has consistently found that youth with strong sense of ethnic pride have more positive outcomes than youth who do not. Ventura, California was chosen as the focus of the program due this area's high percentage of Latino students, low school performance, high number of child abuse calls, and increased level of gang activity.
The actual submission for funding of the grant was not required for successful completion of this project.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Fine arts, Social work, Hispanic American studies|
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