The Strengths of Black Families

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 ...

Author: Robert Bernard Hill

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761824685

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

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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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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

Page: 189

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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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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: 263

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

This volume brings together leading experts from different disciplines to offer new perspectives on contemporary African American families.

Author: Vonnie C. McLoyd

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572309951

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

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This volume brings together leading experts from different disciplines to offer new perspectives on contemporary African American families. A wealth of knowledge is presented on the heterogeneity of Black family life today; the challenges and opportunities facing parents, children, and communities; and the impact on health and development of key cultural and social processes. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book critically evaluates current policies and service delivery models and sets forth cogent recommendations for supporting families' strengths. Following an overview that traces the ongoing evolution of theory and research in the field, the book examines how African American families fare on numerous indicators of well-being. Throughout, contributors identify factors that promote or hinder healthy child and family development, writing from a culturally sensitive, nonpathologizing stance. The concluding chapter provides an up-to-date framework for culturally competent mental health practice.
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Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective

Enhancing the Resilience of African American Families Robert B. Hill SUMMARY . This article attempts to demonstrate how a resiliency perspective can assist helping professionals in working more effectively with low - income families of ...

Author: Letha A. See

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789003635

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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In Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective, leading black scholars come together to discuss complex human behavior problems faced by African Americans and to force the abandonment of conceptualization theories made without consideration of the Black experience. Challenging you to engage in different thinking and develop new theories for addressing the needs of African Americans, this book highlights the assets of black individuals, families, and communities and guides you through program interventions and public policies that strengthen and empower African Americans. You will learn to enhance your clients'coping strategies and resilience by factoring in their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective contextualizes community behavior patterns, gender roles, and changing contemporary identities to challenge your assumptions about African American culture and communities and convince you to rethink your intervention strategies and methods. To further help you fine-tune your service delivery, this book leads you through discussions on: help-seeking behaviors of young street males the association of sociocultural risk factors with suicides the use of emotive behavior therapy to help African Americans cope with the prospect of imminent death advocating for changes in institutions and systems which negatively impact the lives of the poor and the oppressed how social work has ignored one segment of the African American community--young girls in urban settings psychological consequences of coming of age in a hostile environment Social workers, community-based groups, policymakers, and other helping professionals owe it to their clients to shrug off culturally incompetent services and care. Using Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective as a guide, you will learn to redress your programs and policies with a sensitivity to the factors and mechanisms that maximize the buoyancy of disadvantaged groups over various stages of their life development.
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Ethnicity and Family Therapy Third Edition

Black rage. New York: Basic Books. Helms, J. E., & Cook, D. A. (1999). Using race and culture in counseling and psychotherapy: Theory and process. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Hill, R. (1972). The strengths of African American families.

Author: Monica McGoldrick

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237946

Category: Psychology

Page: 796

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This widely used clinical reference and text provides a wealth of knowledge on culturally sensitive practice with families and individuals from over 40 different ethnic groups. Each chapter demonstrates how ethnocultural factors may influence the assumptions of both clients and therapists, the issues people bring to the clinical context, and their resources for coping and problem solving.
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