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Familias Unidas

Program Overview


Dr. Hila Pantin and Dr. Guillermo Prado


Program Summary

The Familias Unidas program is a family-focused intervention designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse and unsafe sexual behaviors among Latino adolescents through the improvement of family functioning. Two versions of the program have been evaluated. The original 12-week program was evaluated with 12-17 year old Hispanic youth and their primary caregivers. A compressed, six-week version was also tested with ninth-grade Latino students and their primary caregivers, and shows evidence of effectiveness.


Target Population

Familias Unidas is designed for Latino youth and their families. It has been evaluated with both 12-17 year old youth (full version), and ninth-grade Latino students (abbreviated version). The study of the abbreviated version with ninth grade Latino students showed positive impacts.


Program Setting

Familias Unidas can be implemented in any setting and has been delivered in community-based organizations and school settings in the United States and Latin America. The program has been evaluated in community-based settings in Miami.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Yannine Estrada
University of Miami
1120 NW 14th St., Suite 1016
Miami, FL 33136

For training and support, please contact:

See above.

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Unknown

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Unknown

Languages available: Spanish