Human Behavior in the Social Environment
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Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African-American Perspective, Second Edition is an updating of the classic text that presents leading black scholars discussing complex human behavior problems faced by African-Americans in today's society. This new edition provides fresh theories and the latest practical interventions not in the first edition that show, for example, how to enhance a client's coping strategies and resilience by focusing on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. This edition includes a new foreword by former Surgeon General, Dr. Joycelyn Elders.Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African- American Perspective, Second Edition acquaints practitioners with the Black experience, and provides the latest innovative methods of working with this diverse population. This edition also offers new insights on evaluating practice initiatives. Experts and scholars explore and interpret individual and group behaviors, the strength and resilience of the black family, the stresses and problems affecting children, the significant problem of the affects of colorism, the self-esteem and identity issues of biracial children, violence in the criminal justice system, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the stress and behaviors resulting from belonging to the armed services, and other behavior stemming from progression through the life cycle. Chapters include charts and tables of data, extensive references, and study questions for deeper study for students.Topics in Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African-American Perspective, Second Edition include:the importance of the consideration of the black experience in analyzing black behaviorbehavior as a response to a hostile social systemthe black church's role in leading African-Americansresiliency perspective as a positive forcethe use of strength behaviors for socialization and survivalstrategies to strengthen roles of fathers in African- American familiesmilitary culture as a microcosm of the wider societythe psychological effects of skin color on self-esteemthe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its effects refreshing social work practice to better meet the needs of African-American girlsexamination of a study on the help-seeking behaviors of young African-American malesempirically based creative intervention strategies to alleviate black-on-black crimeanalysis of street gang behaviors with a program to address itinfluences of hip hop culturestrategies to lessen substance abuse in childrenpractices that help assist administrators and social workers to lessen school violenceHuman Behavior in the Social Environment from an African-American Perspective, Second Edition is a supplementary text that is valuable for undergraduate and graduate students, human service practitioners, mental health and medical counselors, policymakers, school officials, and criminal justice personnel.