Developing a culturally appropriate depression prevention program: The family coping skills program
Depression is a disorder that can have particularly deleterious effects on individuals from racial/ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds. Culturally appropriate prevention programs offer a way to provide accessible and effective mental health services to these underserved papulations. The authors introduce the Family Coping Skills Program (FCSP), a novel depression prevention program developed specifically for low-income Latina mothers. The authors present the theoretical underpinnings of the FCSP and describe their efforts to make the program culturally appropriate and to enhance recruitment and retention of participants. Initial outcome data from an uncontrolled trial were promising and support continued development and evaluation of the FCSP and other similar programs. Copyright 2005 by the Educational Publishing Foundation.
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Cardemil, Esteban V.; Kim, Saeromi; Pinedo, Tatiana M.; and Miller, Ivan W., "Developing a culturally appropriate depression prevention program: The family coping skills program" (2005). Psychology. 246.