Project

B-4-Boys Model Development Evaluation

B-4-Boys Model Development Evaluation

Website: http://www.ccfc-stl.org/
Principal Investigator: Bailey-Burch, Brendolyn
Funder: St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (through Committed Caring Faith Communities)
Official Title: CCFC CSF B-4-Boys Project

B-4-Boys Model Development Evaluation

Committed Caring Faith Communities (CCFC) is answering the call of parents and the growing concern sweeping the nation about racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on the educational and life outcomes of African American boys through the B-4-Boys (Building Bonds Between Boys and Men) program model.  B-4-Boys is envisioned to be a gender- and culturally-specific intergenerational substance abuse prevention and mental health counseling intervention designed for African American boys ages 8-16  and caring adult males. The program is an adaptation of the MIMH’s Girls Holla Back! program model.  The MIMH is responsible for evaluating the adaptation phase. The evaluation for the 18-month adaptation phase is three-fold, conducting focus groups, charting adaptations, and testing segments of the proposed intervention with representatives from the focus population.

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