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.
Chapter 15: Culturally Sensitive Interventions with African American Teenage Fathers
Culturally Sensitive Interventions with African American Teenage Fathers
In late August 1993, as I strolled through an airport to catch a plane bound for Indianapolis after attending the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, I was stopped dead in my tracks by the alarming cover of the August 30, 1993 issue of Newsweek magazine, which was displayed on a rack at an airport newsstand. The cover depicted a color photograph of the face of a 7-year-old African American boy named George Martin. George gazed at the camera with a solemn expression that seemed to convey the tone of the cover title, which read, “A World Without Fathers: The Struggle to Save the Black Family.”
I remember ...