African American Children and Mental Health [2 volumes]

African American Children and Mental Health [2 volumes]

by Nancy E. Hill
     
 

This groundbreaking two-volume set examines the psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in African American children while considering economic, historical, and public policies.

• Includes history, current events, psychology, politics, public policy, sociology, economics, and more

Overview

This groundbreaking two-volume set examines the psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in African American children while considering economic, historical, and public policies.

• Includes history, current events, psychology, politics, public policy, sociology, economics, and more

• Details intervention programs that target parents and children in low-income African American families; strategies to support young African American male relationship development, motivation, and achievement; and programs aiming to increase literacy and decrease obesity

• Examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on African American children

• Includes both a subject and author index to facilitate further research

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In summary, African American Children and Mental Health is a welcome contribution to the literature in psychology, and it offers a balanced examination split into areas of progress and areas in need of improvement. Compared with other books, this book identifies unique mental health issues in today's African American youths within a multisystems approach, and it cites a number of factors ranging from the individual (i.e., genetics, race), to the social (i.e., family, education, peers, religion), and to the cultural–historical (i.e., oppression, racial profiling, economic stratification). Scholars and students across a variety of disciplines will appreciate the book for its distinctive integration of theory, research, social policy, and practice." - PsycCRITIQUES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313383021
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
Child Psychology and Mental Health Series
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy E. Hill is associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences at Duke University, Durham, NC; visiting associate professor at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA; and faculty affiliate of the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Tammy L. Mann, PhD, is executive director of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at United Negro College Fund which focuses on examining barriers and facilitators of educational attainment for African Americans and other underrepresented minorities across the P-16 education pipeline.

Hiram E. Fitzgerald is series editor for the Praeger series, Child Psychology and Mental Health. He is associate provost for university outreach and engagement, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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