Faculty Publications

Title

Culture-specific substance abuse prevention for blacks

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Community Mental Health Journal

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

135

Last Page

139

Abstract

The project evaluators concluded that the project efforts in the churches were more successful than those in the schools, as determined by the audience responses. Futhermore, the impact on many of the young actors/actresses and dancers was thought to be significant. To be a "Soulbeater" became a prestigious, ego reinforcing experience. The "Soulbeater" youngsters were observed to develope a group norm which discouraged drug use. As a process of developing culturally relevant substance abuse prevention endeavors, the authors suggest that the model described herein would be appropriate for other minority groups. © 1987 Human Sciences Press.

Original Publication Date

6-1-1987

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF00757168

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