Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development

African American Girls

Reframing Perceptions and Changing Experiences

Authors: Belgrave, Faye Z.

  • Offers a descriptive and comprehensive examination of African American girls from the perspective of someone who has worked with thousands of girls from all walks of life
  • Provides recommendations and resources for working with African American adolescent girls in a practical manner
  • Focuses on one of the most critical developmental periods - teens in early to mid-adolescence - the period in which life decisions and experiences are most likely to have the greatest impact on subsequent quality of life
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About this book

The teenage years can be exciting for girls, as they develop into young women and anticipate their future. For some, however, this developmental stage may be tempered by increased risks for teen pregnancy, school failure, and some health problems. African American Girls: Reframing Perceptions and Changing Experiences explores not only the challenges and stressors confronting this unique population, but also the strengths and resiliencies used to meet them.

Examining prevailing trends while avoiding simplistic generalizations, the book is both descriptive (e.g., explaining similarities and differences with girls of other ethnicities and African-American boys in critical areas) and useful (e.g., providing concrete guidelines for professionals working to support prosocial development and prevent risky behaviors). This unique volume:

  • Addresses salient issues of self and identity.
  • Examines crucial domains, such as relationships, achievements and expectations, and issues that have a major impact on health and well-being.
  • Offers practical recommendations and resources for working with African-American girls during the period when life experiences and decisions are most likely to affect adult outcomes.
  • Discusses the lives of girls from diverse families, communities, and circumstances.
  • Explores the influences of family, peers, community, and cultural traditions.
  • Features sample activities for promoting positive development.
  • Includes quotations reflecting the perspectives of the girls in their own words.

African American Girls is an essential resource for a wide range of professionals, including clinical, child, and school psychologists, counselors, therapists, and social workers. Whether one’s specialty is prevention, intervention, education, or research, this book is a must-have volume.

About the authors

Faye Z. Belgrave has developed, implemented, and evaluated cultural programs for African American girls for more than 15 years. These programs have been implemented collaboratively with local community partners. Participants in these programs have shown increases in self attributes, positive values and relationships, and have developed life skills to resist negative behaviors. Dr. Belgrave is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and co-author of a textbook on African American Psychology.

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eBook $44.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1517-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African American Girls
Book Subtitle
Reframing Perceptions and Changing Experiences
Authors
Series Title
Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0090-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0090-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0089-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1517-6
Series ISSN
2195-089X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 178
Topics