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Avelardo Valdez

Dr. Avelardo Valdez is currently Professor at the Graduate College of Social Work and Director of the Office for Drug and Social Policy Research at the University of Houston.  A primary focus of his research has been on the relationship between substance abuse and violence among Mexican American high-risk groups. 


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Mexican American Girls and Gang Violence
Beyond Risk

Palgrave Macmillan
This book focuses on the vulnerability of beyond-risk young females connected to male street-based youth gangs involved in violence, drug use, crime and sexual...
Avelardo Valdez

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