The role of culture in prevention research

Cynthia Hudley
2001 Prevention & Treatment  
Although in the U.S. the quality of children's mental health often lags behind their physical health, public policy and attitudes remain unresponsive to the pressing need for mental health education and treatment. Further, mental health concerns remain a disproportionate challenge for some groups of children, particularly for children of color, urban residents, and girls. Researchers must therefore look carefully at the role of culture in prevention. This article considers the generalizability
more » ... f the construct "culturally relevant pedagogy" to the design of preventive interventions, using the development of the author's curriculum, the BrainPower program, as an example.
doi:10.1037//1522-3736.4.1.45c fatcat:qz33ulalcnbaleil5sljjjrj2u