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From Shortys to Old Heads: Contemporary Social Trajectories of African American Males Across the Life Course

Waldo E. Johnson

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of early studies on the social status of African American men. It identifies the psychosocial, physical and mental health challenges faced by African ... More


Suicide Among African Americans: A Male’s Burden

Sean Joe

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines suicide and suicidal behaviors among African American adolescent and young adult males. It shows that the odds for suicide were highest for African American males, even after ... More


The African American Male: The Social Policy Challenge of the Twenty-First Century

Earl S. Johnson and Waldo E. Johnson

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses the social and economic challenges faced by African American males. It then proposes a three-step policy process that would greatly improve the wellbeing, social integration, ... More


Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope: Stress, Coping, and Problem Behaviors Among Young African American Males

M. Daniel Bennett and Fanike K. Olugbala

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the link between chronic exposure to certain social and environmental stressors — sometimes referred to as urban stressors — and a range of poor outcomes, including, but not ... More


Cultural Interventions for Reducing Violence Among Young, African American Males

Lance Williams

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Violence is the second leading cause of death for those aged 18 to 24. For Black youth aged 15 to 24, it has been the leading cause of death since 1978. Connections is an intervention program that ... More


Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Waldo E. Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African ... More


What Are Depressed African American Adolescent Males Saying About Mental Health Services and Providers?

Michael A. Lindsey

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores the perceptions of mental health services and providers among depressed African American adolescent males. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 18 urban African American ... More


Promising Practices: The Positive Effects of After-School Programs for African American Male Development and Educational Progress

Reginald Clark, Alexes Harris, Kimberly A. White-Smith, Walter R. Allen, and Barbara A. Ray

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter analyzes data collected from 28 after-school programs funded under the W. K. Kellogg African American Men and Boys Initiative. It examines the inevitability of massive failure and ... More


Understanding the Economic Costs of Incarceration for African American Males

Mark L. Joseph

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores the economic implications of the staggering incarceration rate in the United States for African American men, for their families and communities, and for society as a whole. ... More


Health and Health-Care Service Use Among Middle-Class Black Men

Sherrill L. Sellers, Vence L. Bonham, Harold W. Neighbors, and Shuntay McCoy

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines participation in healthcare services among middle-class Black men from a cross-sectional survey of college-educated African American men. The survey was conducted as a series of ... More


Making Room for Daddy: The Unmarried Adolescent Father’s Role in Pregnancy

Constance M. Dallas and Karen Kavanaugh

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes ideal and expected fatherhood behavior during pregnancy from the perspectives of unmarried, low-income, African American adolescent expectant fathers. It is important to know ... More


School Engagement, Peer Influences, and Sexual Behaviors Among High School African American Adolescent Boys

Dexter R. Voisin and Torsten B. Neilands

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter shows that African American adolescent males are disproportionately infected with HIV compared to their White counterparts. While factors like early sexual debut, sex without condoms, ... More


Intergenerational Support and Reciprocity Between Low-Income African American Fathers and Their Aging Mothers

Kevin M. Roy, Omari L. Dyson, and Ja-Nee Jackson

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores men's perceptions of a vital relationship in their lives: the one they have with their own mothers. It examines how men are socialized at early ages into parenting behavior, and ... More


Incarceration and Family Formation

Charles E. Lewis

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter considers how the incarceration of Black men, who are incarcerated at seven times the rate of White men, comes into play in a woman's decision to marry the father of her child. ... More


Academic Engagement of Black Male Student Athletes: Implications for Practice in Secondary and Postsecondary Schooling

Eddie Comeaux

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Drawing from a larger project that explores racial differences in student athletes' academic integration patterns on campus, this chapter ascertains the effect of specific forms of student ... More


The Hidden Among the Hidden: African-American Elder Male Caregivers

Helen K. Black, John T. Groce, and Charles E. Harmon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190602321
eISBN:
9780190602345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602321.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The question of our research and our book is as follows: What is the experience of African-American elder male caregivers? Research and literature on African-American older males as informal, primary ... More


Addressing the Silence: African-American Men and Caregiving

Helen K. Black, John T. Groce, and Charles E. Harmon

in The Hidden Among the Hidden: African-American Elder Male Caregivers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190602321
eISBN:
9780190602345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602321.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter, as the conclusion to our book, is entitled Addressing the Silence. We went “behind the scenes” of our work to examine the research process and pondered various aspects of interviewing a ... More


Analysis of a Two-Way Table

Steve Selvin

in Epidemiologic Analysis: A Case-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146189
eISBN:
9780199864720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the relationship between marital status and the incidence of cancer of the rectum among white and African-American males. Incident cases of rectal cancer were abstracted from ... More


Being 3e, A New Look at Culturally Diverse Gifted Learners with Exceptional Conditions: An Examination of the Issues and Solutions for Educators and Families

Joy Lawson Davis and Shawn Anthony Robinson

in Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190645472
eISBN:
9780190645496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645472.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Our nation’s population of culturally diverse students continues to rise. Among this group are many whose intellect and creativity are often masked by behaviors often seen by classroom teachers as a ... More


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