Engaging Urban African American Adolescents in Treatment (Chapter 4 in Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments).
Sinclair, Michael M. Smith, Belinda Davis.
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This chapter examines culturally relevant strategies that may be useful to effectively engage African American adolescents in mental health services. It explores culturally competent practice with urban adolescents, urban adolescent culture, and theories of working with urban adolescents. Stressors faced by African American adolescents are discussed, and strategies for engaging youth are recommended. The benefits of cognitive behavior therapy and rap therapy are highlighted and case studies are offered. Numerous references.
SOCIAL WORK; AFRICAN AMERICANS; URBAN ENVIRONMENT; ADOLESCENTS; YOUTH ENGAGEMENT; TREATMENT EVALUATION; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; mental health services; Cognitive therapy