403: INVITED PRESENTER SYMPOSIUM - How Latino Voices Are Transforming Practitioners, Programs, and Research Agendas

Ruben Anguiano-Viramontez; Brianna Routh; Silvia Alvarez de Davila; Ghaffar Ali Hurtado Choque
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Salon D
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Invited Symposium
Session Focus
  • Practice
Organized By
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Families
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About the Session

Conference Attendance Hours: 1
NBCC CE Hours: 1

Made possible by the Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Families Section


Traditional research agendas have overshadowed community voices including those from community organizations, practitioners, families, and others with the mindset of valid and rigorous research. In this proposed symposium, we discuss how including different voices can contribute to the improvement of programs and research agendas. The papers in this symposium focus on different perspectives of engagement that can lead to impactful work among family scientists. We reflect on three Extension programs for Latino families including 1) Padres Preparados, Jóvenes Saludables (Prepared Parents, Healthy Youth) a Community-Based Participatory Research project that aims to strengthen family-skills among immigrant Latino families with adolescents. 2) Familias Activas, a multi-prong approach, including a. Family skills, b. Positive youth development (4 H program) focusing on mental health, and c. youth physical activity (soccer practices), and 3) Padres Positivos, Jóvenes Saludables (Honduras) program. A family-based program that promotes healthy parenting practices and positive youth development in rural Honduras.


  • To discuss the experiences of program facilitators as they facilitated the Padres Preparados, Jóvenes Saludables program for Latino parents and youth, and how to include their voices in future program design and implementation.
  • To explore how to integrate a collaborative design and program development that incorporates priorities of youth, family, and community organizations.
  • To analyze the program adaptation and pilot implementation of a family-based program that promotes healthy parenting practices and positive youth development in rural Honduras.

Subject Codes: parenting education, vulnerabilities, inclusion
Population Codes: Hispanic/Latina/o/x, educators, low income
Method and Approach Codes: applied research, community participation/ action research, program development


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