Interpersonal Violence In The African-american Community : Evidence-based Prevention And Treatment Practices.

Interpersonal Violence In The African-american Community : Evidence-based Prevention And Treatment Practices

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0387295976
  • ISBN 13: 9780387295978


A continuing issue of concern to society, in particular those charged with helping others, is the prevalence of violence reported for the African-American community. This volume in the Issues in Children's and Families' Lives series examines the psychological and sociological factors accounting for this violence from an African-American perspective. Further, it critically examines the current evidence based research as it applies to African-Americans. Topics addressed in this volume include child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic partner abuse, grandparents as parents, the church and African-Americans, spirituality, prevention and evaluation issues.

Interpersonal Violence in the African American Community: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices provides a solid foundation for understanding violence within the African-American community from the perspective of African Americans as well as much-needed information on the development of evidence-based practices. This volume challenges existing stereotypes of African Americans and offers concrete, state-of-the-art advice on approaches that are, or might be, effective with African-American populations. Psychologist and allied professionals working in protective services, domestic violence shelters, and schools will find the book's contents helpful to their practices. In addition to psychologists, the book is targeted to social workers, marriage and family therapists and other helping professionals working with the African-American community.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Edition: 2006
  • Dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)
  • Pages: 214
  • Date Published: 2006
  • Authors: Robert L. Hampton; Thomas P. Gullotta