Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls / Edition 1

Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls / Edition 1

by Joyce West Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195121651

ISBN-13: 9780195121650

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Based on research findings, Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner City Black Girls utilizes a foundation of theology, philosophy, sociology, human development, and contextual psychodynamic theory to understand how Black girls create meaningful identities. These substantive knowledge areas are interwoven with strength and health perspectives to theorize and

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Based on research findings, Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner City Black Girls utilizes a foundation of theology, philosophy, sociology, human development, and contextual psychodynamic theory to understand how Black girls create meaningful identities. These substantive knowledge areas are interwoven with strength and health perspectives to theorize and interpret adolescent lives. Presented in their own language, the Black girls' factual self-narratives, group interactions, dialogs, and case illustrations reveal visceral and poignant stories that clearly indicate they are courageous, intelligent, and spirited.
Smart and Sassy offers a developmental- and contextual-based model of intervention that can be used as a supportive counseling guide for adolescent maturation. Stevens asserts that an examination of such girls and their families provides information about competence and social assets that promote healthy development and positive social adjustment. Although it offers a particular ethnic focus, this text provides authoritative insight into the developmental issues confronting all adolescents. Its framework promotes critical thinking skills in both undergraduate and graduate students, and each case illustration features study questions and issues for discussion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195121650
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Book About the Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls
Part 1: Theory Overview
1. Risk and Resiliency in Social Contexts
2. Adolescent Developmental Theories
3. Person-Process-Context: An Ecological Transactional Model
Part 2: Developmental Domains
4. Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Role Commitment
5. Care Protective Sensibility and Role Model Formulation
6. Decision Making, Dating, and Mate Selection
7. Opportunity Mobility and Adulthood Preparation
Part 3: Clinical Implications
8. A Social Work Practice Model: Core Principles of Intervention
Epilogue

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