Social Work Practice With African American Men: The Invisible Presence

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This is a ground breaking and long overdue book that proposes a variety of innovative and practical strategies to address relevant issues for African American men in micro-practice approaches, such as individual, couple, family, and group treatment issues as well as macropractice approaches, such as policy formulation, program development, and community practice. This well documented book is informed by the authors’ years of qualitative research and their considerable years of clinical experience with African American men.

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Offers a holistic approach to social work practice with African American men and their families, integrating ecological, Africentric, and critical constructionist theoretical perspectives. Part I overviews theoretical and conceptual issues. Parts II and III discuss micro and macro practice issues and strategies, looking at issues such as Black fatherhood, obstacles in receiving social services, and community development. A final chapter provides a framework for future research. For students, practitioners, and educators. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

Janice Matthews Rasheed is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work. She received her Masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and a Doctorate degree in social welfare from Columbia University. She was the co-principal investigator for a multiyear research grant funded by the John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation for the study of poor, non-custodial African American fathers. She has published articles in the Journal of Community Practice, Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Journal of African American Men and the Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning. She is also the author of several chapters in books on the subjects of African American men and families. She is the coauthor of two Sage publications, Social Work Practice with African American Men: the invisible presence (1999) and Family Therapy with Ethnic Minorities (2003). She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and has maintained a (part-time) private practice since 1978 that specializes in practice with people of color and with couples and families. She has served as an Approved Supervisor (in training) at the Northwestern Family Institute.

Mikal N. Rasheed is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Justice Studies and Social Work Department at Northeastern Illinois University. He formerly served on the faculties at the George Williams College of Social Work at Aurora University and was also the director of the Department of Social Work at Texas Southern University. He received his Masters degree from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and a Doctorate degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. He is coauthor of two Sage publications, Social Work Practice with African American Men: the invisible presence and Family Therapy with Ethnic Minorities (2003). He has taught courses on family therapy, couple therapy, cross-cultural practice, child welfare practice, generalist social work practice, clinical supervision and clinical practice with men; and conducts workshops and training in these areas. He is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and has maintained a (part-time) private practice for more than 20 years in which he specializes in men's issues, practice with people of color, couple and family therapy.

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Table of Contents

In Memory vi
Dedication vi
Foreword vii
Preface viii
Acknowledgments xi
Part 1 Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
1. Introduction: Social Work Practice and African American Men 3
2. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding African American Men 9
3. The Adult Life Cycle of African American Men 25
Part 2 Micro Practice Issues and Strategies
4. Individual Therapy With African American Men 47
5. Couple Therapy With African American Men 67
6. Family Therapy With African American Men 89
7. Group Work With African American Men
Part 3 Macro Practice Issues and Strategies
8. Policy Issues of Low-Income African American Men 123
9. Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Issues in Programs for African American Men 135
10. Community Practice Issues: Creating a Village Around African American Men 149
Part 4 Creating Linkages Between Practice, Policy, and Research
11. Epistemological, Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological Issues in Conducting Research on African American Men 165
References 179
Index 192
About the Authors 201
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