African-American Adolescents in the Urban Community: Social Services Policy and Practice Interventions

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 98 pages
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Become a more effective social worker with this outstanding volume on inner-city urban youth!

African-American Adolescents in the Urban Community: Social Services Policy and Practice Interventions examines contemporary issues confronting African-American youth. It highlights key areas such as health, education, the criminal justice system, and youth development strategies. An essential overview of the status of urban African-American youth for students, professionals working with this important population, and policymakers, this vital book proposes policy and programming considerations for today and for the future.

African-American Adolescents in the Urban Community is a one-stop view of:
  • ways to help African-American youth experience responsibility and community involvement
  • health concerns of this population, including teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug addiction, and limited access to health care
  • the challenges that lie ahead for African-American girls, including crime, poverty, poor self-esteem, and peer pressure
  • ways to help teenage fathers meet their financial and emotional obligations to their families
  • police and prosecutorial policies that need to be examined and challenged to end the perception of a racially unjust system
  • and much more
 

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Contents

An Overview
1
A Positive Strategy for African American Youth
13
A Result of a Changing School Environment
25
Health Concerns for African American Youth
35
Child Support and African American Teen Fathers
45
African American Girls and the Challenges Ahead
59
African American Teens and the NeoJuvenile Justice System
69
African American Males at a Crossroad
81
Index
93
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