With numerous selections designed to reinforce the goal of empowering clients to take charge of their lives, this revised and updated second edition of The Black Family serves a two-fold purpose. It extends the small but growing body of strength-oriented literature to include African-American families and it serves as a natural extension of current texts on African-American families to provide social workers and the education community with a broader framework for understanding the needs of Black families. Offering both a research orientation and a practice perspective, this book should appeal to social work educators and practitioners involved in family services, health and mental health settings, and child and public welfare.

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Edited BySadye L.M. Logan

part One|103 pages

Building Strength Through Self-Help and Innovations

chapter 1|13 pages

A Strengths Perspective on Black Families: Then and Now

BySadye L. Logan

chapter 2|18 pages

Building on the Strengths of Black Families: Self-Help and Empowerment

ByHarrison Y. Smith

chapter 4|14 pages

Helping Black Families Who Are Providing Care to Persons with AIDS

BySadye L. Logan, Jerome Joyce

chapter 5|16 pages

Homelessness Among African American Families

ByEdith M. Freeman

chapter 6|25 pages

Revisiting Youth Violence: Implication for Positive Change

BySadye L. M. Logan

part Two|98 pages

Creating and Promoting Positive Change

chapter 8|13 pages

Racial Identity Issues for Black Children in Foster Care

ByRuth G. McRoy

chapter 11|12 pages

The Black Church as a Resource for Change

ByFreda Brashears, Margaret Roberts