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This third book in the Prevention Practice Kit introduces the topics of social justice and cultural relevance in prevention practice—and increasingly important trend in the 21st century. Covering a wide range of research in this field, the authors skillfully help the readers understand, design, and implement social justice-driven, culturally relevant prevention efforts.

The book presents concrete examples of programs that attempt to address issues of social injustice and cultural relevance. These examples are based on the authors' real world experiences engaging in culturally responsive prevention guided by a social justice agenda. The reader will have opportunities for conversation about some of the more challenging aspects of infusing social justice and cultural relevance into one's prevention efforts, and includes a series of learning exercises to promote these ...

Research on Culturally Relevant, Social Justice-Oriented Prevention Efforts Determining Cultural Relevancy
Research on culturally relevant, social justice-oriented prevention efforts determining cultural relevancy

The value of culturally relevant, social justice-oriented prevention efforts has been discussed theoretically or conceptually at length by a host of scholars, as has been demonstrated in the previous section of this volume. Hence, one would expect to find a large body of empirical studies that have been done to identify best practices in implementing such programs as well as efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to be culturally relevant and oriented toward social justice. Interestingly, however, when searching for research on “cultural relevance” or research that promotes “social justice,” the studies that fall into these categories are often examples of attempts ...

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