The first brief introduction: “Cultural Adaptation for Diverse Families of Family EBIs” will present the health disparity issues and recommended solutions to engage more culturally diverse families including review of the recommended cultural adaptation framework. This presentation will follow the October 2016 Prevention Science publication content. The other presenters will discuss how they used this cultural adaptation framework to make changes in their family EBI and their engagement, retention and outcome results.
The first paper, “Cultural Adaptations and Engagement Results of the Family Competence Program: A Spanish Cultural Adaptation of the Strengthening Families Program 12-16”.
The second paper, “Cultural Adaptations, Engagement and Outcomes of the Thailand Strengthening Families Program 12-16”.
The third paper, “Cultural appropriateness and perceptions of change after participation in the SFP 10-14 in Panama”
At the conclusion of the presentations, the discussant will make some summary statements and moderate a
discussion between the presenters and the symposium attendees. It is expected that the diversity of approaches
will be appealing to the SPR Annual Meeting participants.