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Engaging African American Men in Empirically Based Marriage Enrichment Programs: Lessons from Two Focus Groups on the ProSAAM Project.

Publication Year: 
2012
Personal Author: 
Hurt, Tera R.
Beach, Steven R. H.
Stokes, LaTrena A.
Bush, Perdeta L.
Sheats, Kameron J.
Robinson, Shayla G.
Journal Article
Page Count: 
4

To better meet the needs of eligible African American men who were reluctant to enroll in a 5-year study called the Program for Strong African American Marriages (ProSAAM), we employed two focus groups to listen to the voices of a sample of the population being recruited and to explore their feedback about taking part in such a marriage enrichment program and how best to recruit other African American men. We explain our application of the focus group results to our recruitment of African American married couples for ProSAAM. The positive outcomes from the implementation of these results can provide potential ideas for those seeking innovative means to improve recruitment of African American men to programs that strengthen marital relationships. (Author abstract)

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