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Hip-Hop 2 Prevent Substance Abuse & HIV (H2P):Balancing Fidelity & Adaptation 4 Successfully Implementing Evidence-Based Programs

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
National Harbor 2-3


This multimedia session is designed to engage youth in evidence-based programs (EBP). The Hip-Hop cultural competence of practitioners will increase, and the role that culture plays in preventive intervention through strong coalition leadership will be shared. The highly credentialed EBP, H2P, will be highlighted and participants will engage in newly added opioid prevention cipher activities. H2P is the only science-based Hip-Hop curriculum to empirically demonstrate signs of effectiveness on adolescents’ knowledge, behavior, perception of risk and attitude pertinent to alcohol, opioids, marijuana and tobacco. Successful H2P curriculum adaptations that have also maintained the highest level of fidelity will be showcased. Participants will learn freestyle tips for relieving the pressures associated with maintaining fidelity while implementing appropriate and culturally relevant adaptations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Have a basic understanding of how to effectively and appropriately balance EBP fidelity and cultural adaptations for desired outcomes.

2) Have a basic understanding of Hip-Hop culture and the importance of being Hip-Hop culture competent in order to successfully reach America’s Hip-Hop generation of youth with preventive intervention.

3) Incorporate coalition leadership skills for successfully engaging community sectors in EBP implementations that involve youth, popular culture, performance art and/or prevention product development.

30th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 16th Prevention Day


P. Thandi Hicks Harper
Youth Popular Culture Institute, Inc.