1st Edition

The Black Adolescent Parent



ISBN 9780866565547
Published June 24, 1987 by Routledge
142 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Here is a landmark volume devoted entirely to the plight of black adolescent parents. The book will better inform health professionals, educators, social work practitioners, juvenile justice professionals, and mental health professionals of the special needs of black adolescent parents. The most comprehensive book of its kind, The Black Adolescent Parent explores the wide-ranging nature of the problem and addresses some of the most pressing issues surrounding the epidemic of births by teenagers in the black community today, including legal considerations, clinical perceptions, sexuality, attitudinal factors, perceptions of black adolescent fathers, and services designed for this population.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Black Adolescent Mother: Selected, Unique Issues
  • Black Adolescent Pregnancy: A Literature Review
  • “How Would You Feel . . . ?”: Clinical Interviews With Black Adolescent Mothers
  • Consumer Perceptions of Black Adolescent Mothers
  • Adolescent Sexual Activity, Pregnancy, and Childrearing: Attitudes of Significant Others as Risk Factors
  • Black Adolescent Mothers and Their Families: Extending Services
  • Reaching Black Male Adolescent Parents Through Nontraditional Techniques
  • Adolescent Sexuality: Cultural and Legal Implications
  • Index

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