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Table 1 Cultural adaptation recommendations according to the nominal groups of parents/guardians, adolescents, multipliers, facilitators, and managers

From: Needs assessment for cultural adaptation of Strengthening Families Program (SFP 10-14-UK) in Brazil

   Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Materials and procedures Enhance DVD quality x x x
Adapt the language to the target audience x x x
Reduce written activities or add personnel to support these activities x x x
Offer copies of the material to be taken home   x  
Include in the activities and scenes themes based on the reality of Brazilian families and adolescents, such as sexuality, violence, and bullying/harassment   x  
Adapt activities to the local culture    x
Adapt the consequences of inappropriate behavior to the local culture   x  
Logistics Separate child and adolescent participants by age range (10 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years) x x  
Offer the program in the evening x   
Increase the number of caregivers for children less than 10 years of age x   
Always offer transportation to all meetings    x
Offer a greater variety of snacks    x
Invest in planning, from announcement to the execution of the sessions    x
Limit the number of participants per group    x
Duration Increase the time for debate x x  
Spread the program across more sessions (9 or 10) x x  
Recruitment and mobilization Enhance the recruitment of participants x x x
Present the SPF to families before the first session of the program    x
Improve the promotion of the program    x