200541 Cultural-adaptations for Chinese families of an evidence-based child abuse and substance abuse prevention program: The Strengthening Families Program

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Karol L. Kumpfer, PhD , Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Qing-qing Hu , Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Jing Xie , Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
This presentation will discuss the importance of family-focused interventions for reducing child maltreatment. Research will be discussed on the most critical components to include in any effective parenting or family strengthening program based on CDC's core components and CSAP's data. A review will be presented on the four most effective family strengthening approaches and major EBPs. The major steps in developing cultural adaptations of EBPs (Kumpfer, et al., 2008) will be illustrated using research on the author's Strengthening Families Program (SFP). SFP was the first EBP family skills training program developed on NIDA and NIAAA RCT grants for children of substance abusers and the only program with positive outcomes for both the parents and the children. We will end with a review of how these cultural adaptation steps will be used to create SFP version specifically for immigrant Chinese families of 3 to 11 year olds in Salt Lake City and Santa Clara, California. Results of a needs assessment survey of Chinese families will be presented including parenting and child problems and effective ways to engage and retain the families. Ideas for maintaining fidelity and quality while tailoring the program will be discussed. Outcomes of SFP for child abuse prevention will be presented as well as SFP for Asian families compared to non-Asian families.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify behavioral problems among immigrant Chinese families; 2. Describe the steps to cultural-adaptation of evidence-based programs (EBPs); 3. Increase knowledge of prior research on cultural adaptations of the Strengthening Families Program.

Keywords: Substance Abuse Prevention, Family Involvement

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ph.D., professor in Department of Health Promotion and Education in University of Utah; Developer of an evidence-based family skills training program: Strengthening Families Program, which was originally a substance abuse prevention program for families since 1980s and has been culturally adapted in 17 different countries. The recent article about the cultural adaptation is "Cultural adaptation process for international dissemination of the Strengthening Families Program" (Eval Health Prof 2008; 31;226). The other published articles are listed as follows: Kumpfer,K. L. (2000). Strengthening family involvement in school substance abuse prevention programs. In W. Hansen, S. Giles, & M. Fearnow-Kenney (Eds.), Increasing drug abuse prevention effectiveness:Readings for educators (pp. 127-137). Thousand Oaks,CA:Sage. Kumpfer, K. L.,Ahearn Green, J., Cofrin, K., & Whiteside, H. (2007). Three year evaluation of the New Jersey Strengthening Families Program. Salt Lake City, UT:LutraGroup. Kumpfer, K. L., & Alder, S. (2002). Dissemination of research-based family interventions for the prevention of substance abuse. In Z. Sloboda & W. Bukoski (Eds.),Handbook for drug abuse prevention (pp. 75-119). New York:Kluwer Academic/Plenum. Kumpfer, K. L., & Alvarado, R. (2003). Family strengthening approaches for the prevention of youth problem behaviors. American Psychologist, 58(6/7), 457-465. Kumpfer, K. L.,Alvarado, R., Smith, P., & Bellamy, N. (2002). Cultural sensitivity in universal family-based prevention interventions. Prevention Science, 3(3), 241-244. Kumpfer, K. L.,Alvarado, R., & Whiteside, H. O. (2003). Family-based interventions for the substance abuse prevention. Substance Use and Misuse, 38(11-13), 1759-1789. Kumpfer, K. L., & Kaftarian, S. J. (2000). Bridging the gap between family-focused research and substance abuse prevention practice: Preface. Journal of Primary Prevention, 21(2), 169-183. Kumpfer, K. L., Molgaard, V., & Spoth, R. (1996). The Strengthening Families Program for the prevention of delinquency and drug use. In R. D. Peters & R. J. McMahon (Eds.), Preventing childhood disorders,substance abuse,and delinquency(pp. 241-267). Thousand Oaks, CA:Sage.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
LutraGroup Dissemination and Evaluation of my Strengthening Families Program Consultant

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.