"There's Gotta be Some Give and Take": Community Partner Perspectives on Benefits and Contributions associated with Community Partnerships for Youth.

Title"There's Gotta be Some Give and Take": Community Partner Perspectives on Benefits and Contributions associated with Community Partnerships for Youth.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAlcantara L, Harper GW, Keys CB
JournalYouth Soc
Volume47
Issue4
Pagination462-485
Date Published2015 Jul 01
ISSN0044-118X
Abstract

<p>Successful community partnerships for youth are based on the premise that reciprocity exists between all parties, but to what extent is equal power actually present? The current investigation examines the benefits and contributions associated with partnerships from community partners' perspectives. Respondents from 15 different Connect to Protect® coalitions initiated by the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions were interviewed at the onset of their partnerships. Community partners asserted that their contributions to partnerships are more varied than researchers', yet they perceived that researchers acquire more kinds of benefits. Findings indicate nuances regarding reciprocity and power inequities between partners. Community partners' insights have implications for defining best practices within partnerships that benefit youth.</p>

DOI10.1177/0044118X12468141
Alternate JournalYouth Soc
PubMed ID26257446
PubMed Central IDPMC4529130
Grant ListU01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States