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





ISBN 9780789017154
Published December 3, 2002 by Routledge
110 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

Table of Contents

  • African-American Youth in the New Millennium: An Overview
  • Youth Development: A Positive Strategy for African-American Youth
  • The Plight of the African-American Student: A Result of a Changing School Environment
  • Health Concerns for African-American Youth
  • Child Support and African-American Teen Fathers
  • African-American Girls and the Challenges Ahead
  • African-American Teens and the Neo-Juvenile Justice System
  • African-American Males at a Crossroad
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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