Research in Latin America

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Anti-immigrant Sentiment and Adolescent Wellbeing in the Arizona-Sonora Border Region

Location: Latin America, United States and Mexico, Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora

The study seeks to advance knowledge about experiences with violence, anti-immigrant sentiments, and coping strategies among youth along both sides of the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora. A binational and transdisciplinary...Read more

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Guanajuato Youth Public Health Profile

Location: Latin America, Mexico, Guanajuato

GCAHR and the Sistema Avanzado de Bachillerato y Educacion Superior del Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato developed a collaborative research project to assess the health of youth enrolled in the Videobachillerato program (VIBA) of the Mexican state of...Read more

Mantente REAL Guatemala Pilot Test

Location: Latin America, Guatemala, Guatemala City

This project is a collaboration between GCAHR and U Yum Cap, ONG, a Guatemala City non-profit aimed at implementing prevention programs that promote the health of Guatemalan youth. Read more

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keepin' it REAL /Mantente REAL Jalisco Pilot Test

Location: Latin America, Mexico, Guadalajara, Jalisco

In collaboration with the University of Guadalajara and the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social in Jalisco (IMSS), Mexico, GCAHR conducted a pilot study to test the feasibility of implementing keepin’ it REAL in Mexico.Read more

keepin' it REAL in Mexico: An Adaptation and Multisite RCT

Location: Latin America, Mexico, México City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey

This study aimed to address the rising rate of substance use among Mexican youth, and their connection to widespread community violence, by culturally adapting, implementing, and testing the keepin' it REAL (kiR) prevention intervention in Mexico's...Read more

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keepin' it REAL /Mantente REAL in Monterrey, Mexico

Location: Latin America, Mexico, Monterrey

The study had two objectives: 1) to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of keepin' it REAL among a Mexican youth sample, and 2) to assess differences between the US and Mexico in the social contexts within which youth drug use occurs. It was...Read more

keepin' it REAL /Mantente REAL Pilot Test in Nogales, Mexico

Location: Latin America, Mexico, Nogales

Sharp increases in substance use rates among youth in Mexico are a major concern in both Mexico and the US, and the US-Mexico border region has one of the highest drug use rates among youth. This collaboration between researchers at El Colegio de la...Read more

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Human Rights and Migration: Families Preparing the New Generation

Location: Latin America, Mexico, Nuevo León

GCAHR joined a bi-national research network in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) and the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) in Nuevo León, Mexico, in a two-year partnership to examine migrants’ experiences of human...Read more

keepin' it REAL /Mantente REAL: Adaptation and Pilot Test in Uruguay

Location: Latin America, Uruguay, Montevideo

In collaboration with the Pablo de Tarso Foundation, the Uruguayan National Board on Drug Use, Uruguayan educational authorities, and the American embassy in Montevideo, GCAHR conducted a pilot study to test the feasibility of implementing keepin' it...Read more

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keepin' it REAL /Mantente REAL: A Feasibility Trial in Mexico's Three Largest Cities

Location: Latin America, Mexico, México City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey

The project was a collaboration between GCAHR investigators and substance use researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City), University of Guadalajara, and Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Monterrey). The objective was...Read more