Lessons Learned from Engaging Latino Families in Community-Based Programs

Alejandro Reyes Peralta, Ghaffar Ali Hurtado Choque, Marla Reicks, Silvia Alvarez Aguilar de Davila, Darya Soltani

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Abstract

A family-skills program for Latino fathers and youth was implemented to prevent youth obesity. Lessons learned focused on practices to address barriers to engagement and retention among fathers and youth within the Latino community. Program development issues included selection of organizations, facilitators, language, and delivery methods. Implementation issues included timing and location. Cultural issues regarding learner needs, and teaching and implementation methods need to be considered. Using the lessons learned, Extension professionals can create impactful programs that engage and retain Latino fathers and youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

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