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African American behavior in the social environment; new perspectives.


African American behavior in the social environment; new perspectives.

Ed. by J. Camille Hall and Stan L. Bowie.

Haworth Pr.


466 pages




Prepared for social workers and therapists, this collection of 24 articles reports on recent research in risk, resilience, ethnicity, racial identity, kinship, social support, health care, mental and physical health, gender and sexuality, and African Americans who live in public housing communities. Topics include socioeconomic status and health disparity, risk and resilience in children, the academic achievement gap, kinship ties and resilience, race socialization, Afrocentric approaches on work with families, family definition, social support in mothering, suicide rates in adolescents, the potential role of churches in HIV/AIDS prevention, dementia care giving, cultural approaches to mental health treatment, cancer prevention, the roles of mothers of girls, fathers and sexual risk-taking, women and intimate partnerships, hypermasculine behavior, welfare-to-work and housing, reducing dependency on welfare, and depression amongst adolescents in public housing. Co-published as Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, volume 15, numbers 2/3, 2007.

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