This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.

Family Practice with African American Males

Family practice with african american males

African American families are often portrayed in the literature and the media as primarily single-parent families in which the African American male figure is either absent, marginally present, or dysfunctional. However, recent statistics show that in 1990 there were 3.8 million African American married couple families and 3.7 million African American single-parent families. About 39% of African American families with children were headed by married couples in 1990, 57% of African American families with children were headed by females, and 4% by males (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1991a). Attention must be given to the daily stresses faced by African American families and in particular the roles of African American men in those varying ...

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