Online Program

Building the next generation: Engaging youth in community-based participatory research: A community perspective

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 1:44 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Linda Riggins, BA, Strengthening The Black Family, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Engaging youth in participatory research enhances youth skills and assets and adds to the authenticity of the research. This case study will highlight a community-academic partnership between youth community members and academic researchers, formed with the goal of implementing and evaluating an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention in African American faith-based settings, and expanded in response to youth-driven imperatives to address social and environmental risk factors that impact HIV vulnerability among African American youth. This session will discuss reaching equitable partnership with youth through a systematic sequence of education and empowerment. The importance of respecting and encouraging parental involvement, promoting youth leadership and ownership, and garnering community buy in and support will be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for engaging youth in CBPR.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a parent/community member who supports the work of the academic and community partners. For the past 2 years, I served as Project Coordinator, working with youth, adults, and community leaders to plan and implement aspects of community-based participatory research around HIV education and prevention strategies among African American youth.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.