Quantitative data showed increased ability to discuss sexual topics and increased ability to stop sexual advances. Qualitative data showed improved family communication, appreciation of cultural heritage and improved decision making.
Nelson, A., Cordova, D., Walters, A.S. & Szecsy, E. (2015). Storytelling for empowerment for Latino teens: Increasing HIV Prevention knowledge and attitudes. Journal of Adolescent Research. 1-30
Quantitative data showed decreases in marijuana and alcohol use, increases in resistant to drug use.
Nelson, A. and Arthur, B. (2003). Decreasing at-risk youth’s alcohol and marijuana use. Journal of Primary Prevention. 24:2, 169-180.
The WHEEL Council – Wholistic Health, Education, and Empowerment for Life – is a national leader in storytelling for prevention and healing, as well as accelerated, multicultural learning.
Our vision is to create programs that merge traditional cultural knowledge with scientific research to facilitate healthy life choices.
Our mission is to prevent drug and alcohol use and other destructive behaviors in young people by combining storytelling, the arts, and cultural empowerment with scientific research.
The WHEEL Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Arizona.
We have received over 3.5 million dollars in grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) and have received grants from the
Arizona Department of Health, the Margaret T. Morris Foundation, the Yavapai Community Foundation, Arizona Community Foundation, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, and Social Venture Partners of Arizona.
The WHEEL Council is a 501 (c)(3) and on the list to qualify for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. This allows you to give us a donation and receive a full refund off your taxes.
Help us continue our work, of making evidence based, culturally affirming, storytelling products available at low costs. Our innovative products empower, affirm students and their family cultures and give them the attitudes, behaviors and skills to thrive and meet their goals.