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.

Working in Groups with African American Men Who Batter

Working in groups with african american men who batter
OliverJ.Williams

More effective group treatment methods must be developed to transform men who batter, hold them accountable for their behavior, and reduce the victimization of abused women. But what is the most effective group treatment method to use with these men? Many African American men who batter have a different experience in batterers' treatment groups than their white counterparts. African American men reportedly drop out of treatment sooner and complete at lower rates than whites. Most batterers' treatment programs employ a one-size-fits-all model of treatment that characteristically focuses on the violent behavior, the gender of the perpetrator, and cognitive approaches to inducing behavioral change. In a national survey of ...

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