This is a ground breaking and long overdue book that proposes a variety of innovative and practical strategies to address relevant issues for African American men in micro-practice approaches, such as individual, couple, family, and group treatment issues as well as macropractice approaches, such as policy formulation, program development, and community practice. This well documented book is informed by the authors’ years of qualitative research and their considerable years of clinical experience with African American men.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Social Work Practice and African American Men
The following passage is an excerpt from an interview held by one of the authors with a 32-year-old African American man; he was responding to the interviewer's questioning about his (prior) lifestyle choices:
I let myself get involved in such a dangerous life style 'cause I felt ...