"Project VIDA: Violence, Intimate Relationships, and Drugs among Latinos,” Elias Vasquez, PhD, PI

This mixed methods pilot study, funded by El Centro in Year 1, examined the experiences of 164 community-dwelling Hispanic heterosexual men and men who have sex with men (MSM) with respect to substance abuse, violence, and intimate/sexual relationships.

Associated Publications:
Cummings, A., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Sandoval, M. F. (2013). Intimate partner violence among Hispanics: A review of the literature. Journal of Family Violence, 28(2), 153-171. PMCID: PMC3627727

De Santis, J., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Vasquez, E., DeLeon, D. (2014). Las ramas enredadas: Sexual risk, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic men who have sex with men. Journal of Transcultural Nursing., 25(1), 23-32 PMCID: PMC3867556

De Santis, J. P., DeLeon, D. A. (2013). Clients' perspectives of the relationship of vulnerability and resilience in the context of HIV infection. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34, 300-308. PMCID: PMC3897227

De Santis, J. P., Florom-Smith, A., Vermeesch, A., Barroso, S., DeLeon, D.A. (2013). Motivation, management, and mastery: A theory of resilience in the context of HIV infection. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19(1), 36-46. PMCID: PMC3773721

Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Becerra, M. (2012). Intimate partner violence among Hispanic women: Implications for research and practice. Horizonte de Enfermeria, 20(2).

Feaster, D. J., Burns, M. J., Brincks, A. M., Prado, G., Mitrani, V. B., Mauer, M. H., et al. (2010). Structural ecosystems therapy for HIV+ African-American women and drug abuse relapse. Family Process, 49(2), 204-219. PMCID: PMC4048062

Santisteban, D.A., Coatsworth, J.D., Briones, E., Kurtines, W., & Szapocznik, J. (2012) Beyond acculturation: An investigation of the relationship of familism and parenting to behavior problems in Hispanic youth. Family Process, 51(4), 470-482. PMCID: PMD3697083

De Santis, J.P, Valdes, B., Provencio-Vasquez, E., Patsdaughter, C.A., Gattamorta, K. A.(2014). A comparison of substance use behaviors of Hispanic men by sexual orientation. Nursing and Health, 2(1), 9-17. doi:10.13189/nh.2014.020102. PMCID: PMC4237022

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