The Strengths of African American Families

Following up on a 1972 study evaluating the characteristics of African American families that have allowed them to survive, adapt, and grow stronger, this volume offers parents, activists, service providers, and policy makers possible ...

Author: Robert Bernard Hill

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015043782740

Category: Family & Relationships

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Following up on a 1972 study evaluating the characteristics of African American families that have allowed them to survive, adapt, and grow stronger, this volume offers parents, activists, service providers, and policy makers possible solutions to social problems experienced by the African American family by examining the range of African American familial experience rather than focusing on the nonworking poor. Analysis is provided concerning a number of previously unpublicized studies that have focused on the strengths of families of color since the early 1970s. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Black Family

Offering both a research orientation and a practice perspective, this book should appeal to social work educators and practitioners involved in family services, health and mental health settings, and child and public welfare.

Author: Sadye Logan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974205

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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With numerous selections designed to reinforce the goal of empowering clients to take charge of their lives, this revised and updated second edition of The Black Family serves a two-fold purpose. It extends the small but growing body of strength-oriented literature to include African-American families and it serves as a natural extension of current texts on African-American families to provide social workers and the education community with a broader framework for understanding the needs of Black families. Offering both a research orientation and a practice perspective, this book should appeal to social work educators and practitioners involved in family services, health and mental health settings, and child and public welfare.
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The Strengths of Black Families

Family Strengths What is the contemporary role of the strengths in African American families ? Are some of them more or less relevant today than they were thirty years ago ? We will examine our original five black family strengths ...

Author: Robert Bernard Hill

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761824685

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 116

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Hill, a Black social scientist and research director of the National Urban League, discloses the weaknesses of previous biased studies on the Black family and looks at five traits which characterize thriving Black families: strong kinship bonds, strong work orientation, adaptability of family roles, strong achievement orientation, and strong religious orientation. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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African American Families

This approach to the study of African American families became standard in North American sociology up through the 1970s, wherein we begin to see an alternative approach couched under the heading of “strengths.” ...

Author: Angela J. Hattery

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483316888

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 408

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"Bravo to the authors! They have done an excellent job addressing the issues that are critical to community members, policy makers and interventionists concerned with Black families in the context of our nation." —Michael C. Lambert, University of Missouri, Colombia "African American Families is a timely work. The strength of this text lies in the depth of coverage, clarity, and the ability to combine secondary sources, statistics and qualitative data to reveal the plight of African Americans in society." —Edward Opoku-Dapaah, Winston-Salem State University "African American Families is both engaging and challenging and is perhaps one of the most important works I have read in many years. This book will most certainly move the discourse of the socio-economic conditions of black families forward, beyond the boundaries already set by other books in the market. African American Families is an excellent book whose time has come, and one that I would most definitely adopt." —Lateef O. Badru, University of Louisville African American Families provides a systematic sociological study of contemporary life for families of African descent living in the United States. Analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, authors Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith identify the structural barriers that African Americans face in their attempts to raise their children and create loving, healthy, and raise the children of the next generation. Key Features: Uses the lens provided by the race, class, and gender paradigm: Examples illustrate the ways in which multiple systems of oppression interact with patterns of self-defeating behavior to create barriers that deny many African Americans access to the American dream. Addresses issues not fully or adequately addressed in previous books on Black families: These issues include personal responsibility and disproportionately high rates of incarceration, family violence, and chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS. Brings statistical data to life: The authors weave personal stories based on interviews they've conducted into the usual data from scholarly(?) literature and from U.S. Census Bureau reports. Provides several illustrations from Hurricane Katrina: A contemporary analysis of a recent disaster demonstrates many of the issues presented in the book such as housing segregation and predatory lending practices. Offers extensive data tables in the appendices: Assembled in easy-to-read tables, students are given access to the latest national agencies data from agencies including the U.S. Census Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, and Bureau of Justice Statistics. Intended Audience: This is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as African American Families, Sociology of the Family, Contemporary Families, and Race and Ethnicity in the departments of Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, African American Studies, and Black Studies.
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African American Psychology

AFRICENTRIC PERSPECTIVE ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY Structural and functional aspects of the contemporary African American family can be seen in the African family . Parham , White , and Ajamu ( 1999 ) offer an African - centered ...

Author: Belgrave

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192471X

Category: Psychology

Page: 468

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This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Each chapter integrates African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans, thereby illustrating how contemporary values, beliefs, and behaviors are derived from African culture translated by the cultural socialization experiences of African Americans in the US. The literature and research are referenced and discussed from the perspective of African culture (mostly West African) during the period of enslavement, at other critical periods in this country (e.g., early 20th century, civil rights era), and through the present. Chapters provide a review of the research literature, with a focus on applications for contemporary living.
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The Empowerment Approach to Social Work Practice

Yet researchers are able to generalize certain coping strengths common to African American families regardless of family form . Until the 1970s most writers defined black family life in pathological terms . Hill's 1972 research on the ...

Author: Judith A. B. Lee

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520727

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

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First published in 1994, this book was hailed as a cutting-edge, theory-driven report from the front-line trenches in the battle for social justice. Both clinical and community oriented and written from a global perspective, it presents clients speaking for themselves alongside reports of prominent social work educators. This new edition puts greater emphasis on "how-to" skills in working with people toward their own empowerment and stresses multiculturalism. A new chapter identifies worldwide issues of oppression such as abuse of women and children and neglect of the mentally ill.
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African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education

a 25 implementing a program to identify strengths and family supports existing in four African American neighborhoods . This project adopted a multifaceted research approach for implementation . A culturally competent action research ...

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143842874X

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Looks at town-gown relationships with a focus on African Americans.
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African American Psychology

In other words, spiritness is an underlying process that is operative and connects all African American families irrespective of geographical location or time. Another core value among African American families is the importance ...

Author: Faye Z Belgrave

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412965552

Category: Psychology

Page: 569

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This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Each chapter integrates African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans, thereby illustrating how contemporary values, beliefs, and behaviors are derived from African culture translated by the cultural socialization experiences of African Americans in this country. The literature and research are referenced and discussed from the perspective of African culture (mostly West African) during the period of enslavement, at other critical periods in this country (e.g., early 20th century, civil rights era), and through the present. Chapters provide a review of the research literature, with a focus on applications for contemporary living.
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African American Relationships Marriages and Families

A critical work that followed Moynihan's study that focused not on the deviancy of African American families but their resiliency, is Robert Hill's Strengths of African American Families (1999).2 In this study, Hill found five strengths ...

Author: Patricia Dixon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317274292

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families. Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and couples by increasing single and partner-awareness, and respect and appreciation for difference. In addition, singles and couples learn skills for effective communication and conflict resolution and ultimately how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. This second edition includes updates and revisions to current chapters and also features two new chapters: one on parenting and one on same-gender loving/LGBTQ.
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Reconceptualizing the Strengths and Common Heritage of Black Families

This chapter addresses the common heritage of work as a strength for African American families. It analyzes the research literature on the past and current employment and training circumstances of these families, how they might be ...

Author: Edith M. Freeman

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398074890

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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