Scientific Evidence for the Padres Informados Jovenes Preparados Program

Padres Informados Jovenes Preparados was piloted with 83 families. Then, the program was evaluated using a randomized trial that included 352 Latino families with adolescents aged between 10 and 14 years. This study showed that the program improved parenting practices and parent-child relationships, and reduced smoking susceptibility among youth who had parents more disconnected from their culture of origin.

Padres Informados, Jovenes Preparados Conceptual Model

Research Articles



Feasibility and Effect on Parenting Behaviors
This manuscript reports the findings from the pilot study, where parents reported high satisfaction with the program and were able to change their parenting behaviors.

Protocol of the Randomized Trial
This manuscript provides a detailed description of the Padres Informados Jovenes Preparados intervention and the methods used in the randomized trial.

Effects on Youth Smoking Susceptibility
This manuscript reports the outcomes of the randomized trial on youth smoking susceptibility.

Strategies to Increase Participation
This manuscript evaluated parent and facilitator perceptions on why participants attended or did not participate in the program, providing recommendations to increase program engagement.


Processes of the Community-Academic Partnership
This manuscript overviews the history of the Padres Informados, Jovenes Preparados Community-Academic Partnership. It provides a framework for Community-Based Participatory Research and exemplifies milestones and challenges of the project.

Measuring Collaboration in Community-Academic Partnerships
This manuscript describes de development of an instrument to evaluate how community and academic partnerships are collaborating.

Methods to Conduct Community-Based Participatory Research
This manuscript describes and exemplifies methodological challenges when conducting Community-Based Participatory Research.