Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development

African American Boys

Identity, Culture, and Development

Authors: Belgrave, Faye Z., Brevard, Joshua

  • Integrates a broad base of theory and research focusing on the development of African American adolescent males and recommends relevant intervention and programming
  • Examines traditional and non traditional factors relevant to African American adolescent males and their development
  • Critically examines cultural and contextual factors in the positive development of African American adolescent males
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About this book

 This book discusses current research on identity formation, family and peer influences, risk and resilience factors, and concepts of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. Sorting out genuine findings from popular misconceptions and misleading headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the crucial adolescent years, ages 11-16, acknowledging diversity of background and experience in the group, and differences and similarities with African American girls as well as with other boys. In addition, the authors review strengths-based school and community programs that harness evidence and insights to promote pro-social behavior.

Featured areas of coverage include: 

  • The protective role of ethnic identity and racial socialization.
  • Family management, cohesion, communication, and well-being.
  • Development and importance of peer relationships.
  • Health and well-being.
  • Theoretical perspectives on educational achievement.
  • Factors that contribute to delinquency and victimization.
  • What works: effective programs and practices.

African American Boys is an essential resource for a wide range of clinicians and practitioners – as well as researchers and graduate students – in school and clinical child psychology, prevention and public health, social work, mental health therapy and counseling, family therapy, and criminal justice.

 

About the authors

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. During the past 20 years, Dr. Belgrave has developed, implemented and evaluated several prevention interventions designed to promote positive adolescent development.

Kevin Allison, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Wilder School and Associate Dean for Community Activities within the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Allison’s research and programmatic interests focus on community assets and promoting positive developmental outcomes among African American youth and families.

Reviews

“African American Boys is a valuable, essential, and indispensable tool in the pursuit of progress for and on behalf of African American boys and adolescents. … book is informative and thought provoking. … Researchers, students, educators, counselors, community leaders and advocates, and policy makers could all benefit from the collection of knowledge in this volume. … The book is an excellent contribution to our knowledge base and can serve as a springboard for education, calls to action, research, and understanding.” (Michelle Stroffolino Schmidt, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol.  60 (31), August, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Contextual and Theoretical Framework

    Belgrave, Faye Z. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Self and Identity

    Belgrave, Faye Z. (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

  • Family and Kin

    Belgrave, Faye Z. (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Peers and Peeps

    Belgrave, Faye Z. (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

  • Schools: Expectations and Achievement

    Belgrave, Faye Z. (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1716-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5186-4
  • 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 Boys
Book Subtitle
Identity, Culture, and Development
Authors
Series Title
Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1717-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1717-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1716-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5186-4
Series ISSN
2195-089X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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