An African-Centered Model of Prevention  

To ensure the cultural grounding of a program or program development, one must design the program so that it is responsive to both the culture of the community and the concrete conditions (problems) experienced by the community (figure 7).

In so doing, one should be able to demonstrate how the general operational theme or the "mission statement" of the program is related to the culture of both the community or the client and the problems (concrete conditions) they experience.

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