Club Amigas: a promising response to the needs of adolescent Latinas

@inproceedings{Kaplan2009ClubAA,
  title={Club Amigas: a promising response to the needs of adolescent Latinas},
  author={Carol P. Kaplan and Sandra Turner and Chaya S. Piotrkowski and Ellen S. Silber},
  year={2009}
}
The Latino population in the USA is growing faster than any other group. Latinas are at risk for mental health and substance-abuse problems and school dropout. Research has shown that the ability to adapt to life in the USA while retaining one's cultural heritage is essential for successful acculturation and may increase the chances for success in school. There is strong evidence that mentoring relationships can enhance teens' social and emotional competence. This paper describes Club Amigas, a… CONTINUE READING

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