By Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard
This ebook discusses present learn on id formation, relatives and peer impacts, danger and resilience elements, and ideas of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. checking out actual findings from well known misconceptions and deceptive headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the an important adolescent years, a long time 11-16, acknowledging variety of history and event within the team, and adjustments and similarities with African American ladies in addition to with different boys. furthermore, the authors evaluation strengths-based institution and neighborhood courses that harness proof and insights to advertise pro-social habit.
Featured components of assurance comprise:
- The protecting function of ethnic id and racial socialization.
- Family administration, solidarity, verbal exchange, and well-being.
- Development and value of peer relationships.
- Health and well-being.
- Theoretical views on academic achievement.
- Factors that give a contribution to delinquency and victimization.
- What works: potent courses and practices.
African American Boys is an important source for quite a lot of clinicians and practitioners– in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – in class and medical baby psychology, prevention and public health and wellbeing, social paintings, psychological future health remedy and counseling, kinfolk treatment, and felony justice.
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African American children under 18 years of age are more likely to reside in a single-female-headed household than children from other racial and ethnic groups. , 2013). The parent in single-parent household is more likely to be female (52 %) than male (3 %). , 2013). These statistics show that the majority of African American boys grow up in households without a father present. Of interest is the impact of growing up in father-absent households on the well-being of African American boys. Family Structure and Well-Being One Versus Two Parent Households African American family structure differs from that of other racial/ethnic groups.
They found that youth experienced more problems when the quality of their sibling relationship was poor. These problems were found even after controlling for parent–child relationship and demographic characteristics. Cultural values moderated the effects of sibling relationship on problem behaviors. , more positive mental health and fewer problem behaviors). In summary, research on the impact of the two-parent family structure on psychosocial well-being of African American boys is mixed. Some research suggests that the two-parent family structure may not be as strongly linked to social and behavioral indicators of well-being and problem behaviors for African American boys as those from other racial and ethnic groups.
These include family stress such as marital problems brought on by exacerbated stress, work-family strain due to balancing the demands of a job with the needs of a grandchild, legal problems concerning parental custody issues for their grandchild, and financial burdens. Research suggests that children raised by grandmothers alone may have more problem behaviors than those raised by their parents or in homes where grandparents live, but do not have primary custody. Kelley, Whitley, and Campos (2011) studied 2,309 mostly African American children ages 2–16 who were being raised by grandparents in parent-absent homes.
African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development by Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard