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Educational Entertainment As An Intervention With Adolescents Exposed To Community Violence, Valerie Dorsey Allen May 2010

Educational Entertainment As An Intervention With Adolescents Exposed To Community Violence, Valerie Dorsey Allen

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Background: Violence is often part of life in impoverished Black communities. Youth with higher violence avoidance self-efficacy and positive coping strategies are better able to avoid violence than those without these skills. Using edutainment, e.g. dramatic presentation followed by group discussion, is one intervention that has shown success in increasing self-efficacy and coping strategies. Methods: This quasi-experimental research, examined the impact of live dramatic presentation about violence followed by group discussion, as an intervention with Black adolescents exposed to community violence as compared to group discussion only and no intervention. Self-administered scales were used to measure the concepts: stress ...