Hero/heroine modeling for Puerto Rican adolescents: a preventive mental health intervention.

  title={Hero/heroine modeling for Puerto Rican adolescents: a preventive mental health intervention.},
  author={Robert G. Malgady and Lloyd H. Rogler and Guiseppina Costantino},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={58 4},
Culturally sensitive treatments of the special mental health needs of high-risk Puerto Rican adolescents are lacking. The hero/heroine intervention was based on adult Puerto Rican role models to foster ethnic identity, self-concept, and adaptive coping behavior. 90 nonclinical Puerto Rican 8th and 9th graders were screened for presenting behavior problems in school and randomly assigned to an intervention and a control group. After 19 sessions, the intervention significantly increased… CONTINUE READING

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