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Families Talking Together

Program Overview


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW, RN; James Jaccard, Ph.D.; and Patricia Dittus, Ph.D.


Program Summary

Families Talking Together is a parent-based intervention to prevent and/or reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino and African American adolescents. The main components of the intervention are parent discussions with an interventionist and a family workbook designed to teach parents effective communication skills, build parent-adolescent relationships, help parents develop successful monitoring strategies, and teach adolescents assertiveness and refusal skills. The program can be delivered to parents either individually or in small group sessions, in a range of settings.


Target Population

The program was designed for and tested with African American and Latino parents of youth ages 10 to 14 years old.


Program Setting

The program is designed for and evaluated in various comunity-based settings, including health clinics, after school, or in the home.


Contact and Availability Information

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

Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health
New York University
Silver School of Social Work
15 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003

For training and support, please contact:

See above

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English and Spanish