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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 ...

Application: Mechanisms for Creating Culturally Relevant, Social Justice-Oriented Prevention Programs
Application: Mechanisms for creating culturally relevant, social justice-oriented prevention programs

What should culturally relevant, social justice-oriented prevention look like and how is it established? We have seen one trend in the prevention field aimed at adapting established programs for use in communities that are different from the populations on which they were designed. While one could argue that implementing these programs in communities whose members are at greater “risk” for developing problems is a socially just endeavor, the kind of culturally relevant, social justice-oriented program we are advocating for involves preventionists doing far more than adapting traditional approaches to “nontraditional” communities. Rather, we believe that a “grassroots” approach, encouraged by Kenny and Romano (2009), Reiss and ...

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