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Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention
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Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention

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December 2012 | 72 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This third book in the Prevention Practice Kit introduces the topics of social justice and cultural relevance in prevention practice—and increasingly important trend in the 21st century. Covering a wide range of research in this field, the authors skillfully help the readers understand, design, and implement social justice-driven, culturally relevant prevention efforts.

The book presents concrete examples of programs that attempt to address issues of social injustice and cultural relevance. These examples are based on the authors' real world experiences engaging in culturally responsive prevention guided by a social justice agenda. The reader will have opportunities for conversation about some of the more challenging aspects of infusing social justice and cultural relevance into one's prevention efforts, and includes a series of learning exercises to promote these conversations.

This book is part of the Prevention Practice Kit: Action Guides for Mental Health, a collection of eight books each authored by scholars in the specific field of prevention and edited by Dr. Robert K. Conyne and Dr. Arthur M. Horne. The books in the collection conform to the editors' outline to promote a consistent reading experience. Designed to provide human services practitioners, counselors, psychologists, social workers, instructors, and students with concrete direction for spreading and improving the practice of prevention, the series provides thorough coverage of prevention application including a general overview of prevention, best practices, diversity and cultural relevance, psychoeducational groups, consultation, program development and evaluation, evidence base, and public policy.

This book is endorsed by the Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Fifty percent of all royalties are donated to Division 17 of the APA.

Elizabeth M. Vera & Maureen E. Kenny
Chapter 1. Theoretical Conceptualizations of Cultural Relevance and Social Justice
 
Chapter 2. Research on Culturally Relevant, Social Justice-Oriented Prevention Efforts Determining Culturally Relevancy
 
Chapter 3. Application: Mechanisms for Creating Culturally Relevant Social Justice-Oriented Prevention Programs
 
Chapter 4. Learning Exercises

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