Artículos Científicos

  • 2016
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  • Pérez-Gómez, A., Mejía-Trujillo, J., Brown, E. & Eisenberg, N. (2016). Adaptation and implementation of a science-based prevention program in Colombia: Challenges and achievements. Journal of Community Psychology, 44 (4), 538-545. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21781

Pérez-Gómez, A., Mejía-Trujillo, J., Brown, E. & Eisenberg, N. (2016). Adaptation and implementation of a science-based prevention program in Colombia: Challenges and achievements. Journal of Community Psychology, 44 (4), 538-545. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21781

Abstract

During the last 2 years, the Colombian government and the Nuevos Rumbos Corporation have been implementing an adapted version of the Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system, called Comunidades Que se Cuidan (CQC) in Spanish, for use in Colombia. This brief report presents the process of implementing CQC and identifies some of the main challenges and achievements of implementing the system in eight communities in Colombia. Preliminary results of a pilot study of CQC implementation in Colombia show that prevention system development, including a focus on measuring community risk and protection, can be established successfully in Latin American communities despite a lack of rigorously tested prevention programs and strategies. Moreover, mobilizing community coalitions toward science-based prevention, with a focus on examining local risk and protective factor data, can spur development and evaluation of prevention efforts in Latin America.

Keywords: prevention systems, drug abuse, Comunidades Que se Cuidan, Communities That Care, coalitions

Link de descarga: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5279690/