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Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Waldo E. Johnson

Abstract

African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African American female peers, are more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, and they have fewer sanctioned coping-strategies. Arguably, no other group in American society has been more maligned, regularly faced with tremendous odds that uniquely threaten their existence. When they do receive education, mental health, and physical health services, it is often in correctional settings. They are marginalized in ... More

Keywords: African American males, education, depression, mental health, health services, public welfare, adolescence, family, HIV, fatherhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195314366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Waldo E. Johnson, editor
School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago

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