Families with African American Roots (chapter in Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, Fourth Edition).
Goode, Tawara D. Jones, Wendy. Jackson, Vivian.
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Families with African American roots are described in terms of their history, values, and beliefs. Particular emphasis is placed on issues related to family, child rearing, health and healing, developmental risk, and disability. Information is provided about cultural courtesies and customs, significant cultural events and holidays, and recommendations for interventionists. Case studies are included. Numerous references.
African Americans; social workers; child welfare workers; cultural competency; cultural factors