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Urban Social Work
Teen dating violence (TDV) is increasingly recognized as a national health priority, impacting overall well-being and school success. However, there are overlooked barriers to TDV program delivery in schools and youth-serving organizations and these are ideal settings to reach youth universally. In this study, we conducted 10 focus groups with school (e.g., administrators, social workers, nurses) and after-school personnel regarding barriers to TDV programming within a large urban community serving predominantly Mexican-heritage youth. Findings offer practice-driven considerations for the implementation of programs within urban communities. These include attention to limited resources, inhibitive and non-existent policies, competing demands, a lack of training, and demand for culturally competent curricula and wrap-around services.
Rueda, H. A., Williams, L.R. & Vera, A. (2022). Barriers to the delivery of teen dating violence programs in urban school and after-school settings serving Mexican-heritage youth. Urban Social Work, 6(3), 211-227. DOI: 10.1891/USW-2022-0007
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