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domestic violence, educational groups, immigrant Latina women, intervention, prevention, programs and curriculum
In 2013–2014, a mixed-method study was conducted examining the experiences of 14 immigrant Latina women using a culturally specific curriculum: Sí, Yo Puedo. The purpose of using the curriculum among participants was to assess self-esteem and knowledge of healthy relationships, dating, and domestic violence (DV). The curriculum is a 2-hr, topic-specific educational program, conducted in Spanish, offered over a period of 11 weeks in a group format. Participants reported an increase in self-esteem and knowledge of DV after completing the program. Implications include the promotion of a curriculum for mental health professionals who work with immigrant Latinas in community-based agencies.