African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development by Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard

By Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard

This publication discusses present study on identification formation, kinfolk and peer impacts, threat and resilience elements, and ideas of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. checking out real findings from well known misconceptions and deceptive headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the an important adolescent years, a long time 11-16, acknowledging variety of heritage and event within the staff, and variations and similarities with African American ladies in addition to with different boys. additionally, the authors overview strengths-based university and neighborhood courses that harness proof and insights to advertise pro-social habit.

Featured parts of assurance comprise:

  • The protecting function of ethnic id and racial socialization.
  • Family administration, team spirit, conversation, and well-being.
  • Development and significance of peer relationships.
  • Health and well-being.
  • Theoretical views on academic achievement.
  • Factors that give a contribution to delinquency and victimization.
  • What works: potent courses and practices.

African American Boys is a vital source for a variety of clinicians and practitioners– in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – in class and medical baby psychology, prevention and public wellbeing and fitness, social paintings, psychological wellbeing and fitness treatment and counseling, kin treatment, and felony justice.

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5). After controlling for factors such as parenting and peer substance use, older sibling alcohol and drug use were significant factors in younger sibling alcohol and other drug use. This relationship was accounted for by younger siblings modeling older siblings and by shared friends among siblings. Values such as familism, which support the primacy of the family, contribute to strong sibling relationships. In a study of 179 two-parent African American families, Soli, McHale, and Feinberg (2009) examined the quality of sibling relationships and family values and how these factors were related to mental health and problem behaviors.

African American boys and adolescents who reside in inner-city communities may believe they cannot be perceived as “soft” or “weak” as this image will create problems. In fact, they may be picked on and subject to both physical and psychological abuse if seen as soft. Thus, hypermasculinity develops as a coping mechanism for dealing with threats due to living in low-resource neighborhoods where there are elevated levels of crime and violence exposure. Over time these coping mechanisms become part of one’s identity (Seaton, 2007).

Attention to culture and context as articulated by PVEST is salient because the culture and the composition of the African American family is different from others. In this chapter, we explore the African American family and kin and, specifically, how these affect his well-being. We begin with a discussion of what the African American family looks like, followed by a discussion of family structure and how it relates to well-being in several domains. This is followed by a discussion of the extended family, family monitoring, cohesion, and communication.

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