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Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community


Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community

Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices
Issues in Children's and Families' Lives

von: Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta

130,89 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 21.04.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9780387295985
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 214

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This book provides a solid foundation for understanding violence within the African-American community from the perspective of African Americans. It challenges existing stereotypes of African Americans and offers concrete advice on approaches that are, or might be, effective with African-American populations. The content is driven by real-world, evidence-based practices based on sound scientific foundations.
Violence In The Black Family: What We Know, Where Do We Go?.- Young, Wounded, and Black: The Maltreatment of African American Children in the Early Years.- Interventions for Abused African American Women and their Children.- Intimate Violence Between African American Couples: Seeking Intimate Justice in The Midst of Social Injustice.- Domestic Violence and the Black Church; Challenging Abuse One Soul at a Time.- The Art of Healing: An Afrocentric Helping Guide for Practitioners Working with African-American Families who experience Intimate Partner Violence.- Get Thee Behind Me: African American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren who Experienced Domestic Violence.- A Practitioners Guide to Evaluating Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Programs.
Robert L. Hampton is one of the founders of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community. He has served as President of York College (CUNY), Associate Provost and Dean at the University of Maryland, College Park, as a research associate at Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School. He has published extensively and spoken about the issues of interpersonal violence in minority communities.

Thomas P. Gullotta is C.E.O. of Child and Family Agency and is a member of the psychology and education departments at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the senior author of two textbooks: Today’s Marriage and Families: A Wellness Approach, and the 4th edition of The Adolescent Experience. Tom is the co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, and co-editor of Handbook of Evidence-Based Approaches for the Treatment and Prevention of Challenging Behaviors in Adolescence. He is the editor emeritus of the Journal of Primary Prevention, the senior book series editor for Issues in Children's and Families' Lives, and holds editorial appointments on the Journal of Early Adolescence, The Journal of Adolescent Research and the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. He has published extensively on adolescents and primary prevention. Tom was honored in 1999 by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association with their Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology Award.
The prevalence of violence reported for the African-American community continues to pose a significant concern to society as a whole and, in particular, to those charged with reducing it. Confronting the issue head on, Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices both challenges existing stereotypes of African Americans and offers concrete, state-of-the-art advice on approaches that are currently – or may soon prove to be – effective with African-American populations.

The contributors to this volume offer unique insights gained through their extensive individual experiences in family violence prevention and intervention within the African-American community as well as their backgrounds in writing, teaching, training, and researching in this area. Taken together, their chapters expand the knowledge base on such topics as the:



Most useful and appropriate assessment tools for preventing violence in this community.


Developmental effects of the child welfare system on African-American youth.


Salient aspects of the extended family on African Americans, including grandparents acting as surrogate parents.


Strengths and limitations of African-American churches in curbing domestic violence.


Effective use of spirituality in interventions.


Guidelines for evaluating prevention and intervention programs.


Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community is essential reading in a variety of professional and clinical settings – as well as graduate-level study – including social work, clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, couples and family therapy, shelters, and victim assistance programs.
Provides a uniquely African-American perspective
Provides strong, conceptual thinking that reflects culturally sensitive and culturally relevant approaches
Content is driven by real-world, evidence-based practices based on sound scientific foundations
Explores what actions can be taken to reduce the incidence of child abuse, domestic violence, and spousal abuse