"CLaRO - FIU/HoMBRES de Familia (Hispanic Men Building Respect, Education, and Safety within Families /Hombres Manteniendo Respeto, Educacion y Seguridad de Familia). "

The overall objective of this project is to adapt and enhance HoMBReS, a CDC-identified best-evidence HIV behavioral intervention designed to reduce substance abuse, family violence, and HIV/AIDS (SAVA) among sexually active heterosexual Latino seasonal farmworkers (LSFWs) in rural areas.

Building on the work of El Centro and CRUSADA over the last decade, HoMBRES de Familia will utilize a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to develop and test a gender and culturally tailored intervention to prevent SAVA conditions in a vulnerable and underserved Latino population. The proposed mixed-methods study will be accomplished through the following Specific Aims: (1) Conduct a community assessment via qualitative data methods (in-depth interviews; focus groups) that will inform the adaptation of an evidence-based intervention targeting the SAVA syndemic among adult and adolescent males in the Latino seasonal farmworker community; (2) Adapt, implement, and evaluate the preliminary efficacy of the adapted intervention; and (3) In combination with the Community Engagement and Dissemination Core, develop an effective dissemination plan that engages community members, partnering organizations, local service providers, and other stakeholders in disseminating study findings into a sustainable intervention that effectively reduces SAVA-related health disparities among males in the LSFW community.