Evidence-Based Treatments for Conduct Problems Among Ethnic Minorities

  • Judy K. Ho
  • Kristen M. McCabe
  • May Yeh
  • Anna S. Lau


Effective treatment of conduct problems for ethnic minority youth is an urgent public health priority (Loeber, Burke, Lahey, Winters, & Zera, 2000). Ethnic minority populations are rapidly increasing, with current estimates indicating that 48% of US children are from ethnic minority backgrounds. This figure is projected to increase to 62% by 2050 (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2008). Disruptive behavior is the most common reason for referral for youth mental health treatment in the USA (Lavigne et al., 1998), and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) are the predominant youth disorders seen in community mental health clinics (Frick, 1998; Kazdin, 1995). Without adequate treatment, disruptive behavior in early childhood is associated with a high degree of impairment and poor long-term prognosis (Lahey, Loeber, Quay, Frick, & Grimm, 1997).


Conduct Problem Ethnic Minority Oppositional Defiant Disorder Parent Management Training Ethnic Minority Youth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy K. Ho
    • 1
  • Kristen M. McCabe
    • 2
  • May Yeh
    • 3
  • Anna S. Lau
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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