Challenge

To develop an intervention that reduces anxiety and related brain disorders in a way that is culturally responsive without compromising effectiveness and by improving youth outcomes beyond standard practices of care.


Approach

We collaborated with cultural advisors, considered cultural and contextual theoretical models, and developed a personalized protocol that integrates definitive engineering control systems science.


Results

 

Child anxiety symptoms improved significantly with additional gains found for children who received greater parent support following didactic training. Program effects did not vary by Latino ethnicity or Spanish language use in the intervention.


Engineering control systems diagrams applied to intervention science for working in the contexts of cultural diversity.

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