Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Asian Pacific Family Center, Pacific Clinics: Asian American Family Enhancement Network

The Asian American Family Enhancement Network (AAFEN) program is a linguistically appropriate and culturally competent parenting education program for Chinese and Korean immigrants with intermediate and high school-age children at risk for substance use and other delinquent behaviors. The curriculum of this skills-based, interactive, and manualized program is designed to enhance participants’ bicultural parenting competency, as well as increase the positive communication and interaction in their families.

The curriculum of this AAFEN program is presented in 10 two-hour weekly sessions. Each weekly module includes a didactic presentation, an interactive large and small group discussion, an experiential exercise, a practice role-play, and a homework assignment. Between 10 to 15 participants attend each series, delivered at various times (including weekends, mornings, and evenings) to accommodate diverse schedules and facilitate maximum engagement. The Asian Pacific Family Center office in the East San Gabriel Valley area offers three cycles of the AAFEN program each year—each cycle includes two groups conducted in Chinese (Mandarin) and one in Korean.

With funding from SAMHSA’s FY2014 Subcontracts to Build Evaluation Capacity for Evidence-Based Interventions, the Asian Pacific Family Center, Pacific Clinics will further strengthen the evaluation capacity of the AAFEN program to improve evidence of its effectiveness. Specifically, the proposed evaluation enhancement activities will include:

  • Implementing an evaluation design that will collect pre- and post-intervention data from both an intervention group and a comparison group
  • Collecting data to assess the impact of potential moderator variables (e.g., program dosage and implementation fidelity) on program effectiveness
  • Implementing a youth questionnaire with the children of participating immigrant parents


Contacts

Terry S. Gock, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Director
Asian Pacific Family Center, Pacific Clinics
9353 East Valley Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770-1934
Phone: (626) 287-2988
Email: tgock@pacificclinics.org

Lydia S. Ko, B.A.
Team Coordinator
Asian Pacific Family Center - East, Pacific Clinics
18623 E. Gale Ave., Bldg. 154
City of Industry, CA 91748
Phone: (626) 839-0300
Email: lko@pacificclinics.org