Black Family: Strengths, Self-Help, and Positive Change / Edition 2

Black Family: Strengths, Self-Help, and Positive Change / Edition 2

by Sadye Logan, G Herring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813367972

ISBN-13: 9780813367972

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813367972
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part 1Building Strength Through Self-Help and Innovations5
1A Strengths Perspective on Black Families: Then and Now8
2Building on the Strengths of Black Families: Self-Help and Empowerment21
3Caregiving in African American Families: Caring for Children with Sickle Cell Disease39
4Helping Black Families Who Are Providing Care to Persons with AIDS53
5Homelessness Among African American Families67
6Revisiting Youth Violence: Implication for Positive Change83
Part 2Creating and Promoting Positive Change109
7Effective Programs and Services for African American Families and Children: An African-Centered Perspective112
8Racial Identity Issues for Black Children in Foster Care131
9Resiliency and the African American Family: A Model of Family Preservation144
10Strengthening Family Ties: Working with Black Female Single-Parent Families164
11The Black Church as a Resource for Change181
Epilogue: Understanding Help-Seeking Behavior and Empowerment Issues for Black Families193
About the Book209
About the Editor and Contributors211
Index213

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