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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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Front Matter

1 From Shortys to Old Heads

WALDO E. JOHNSON, JR.

Part I African American Males’ Individual and Family Roles

2 Making Room for Daddy

CONSTANCE M. DALLAS AND KAREN KAVANAUGH

4 Life After PRWORA

DAVID J. PATE

5 Men Do Matter

JOSEPH B. RICHARDSON, JR.

Part II Educational Issues Facing African American Males

7 Promising Practices

REGINALD CLARK, ALEXES HARRIS, KIMBERLY A. WHITE-SMITH, WALTER R. ALLEN, AND BARBARA A. RAY

Part III Mental and Physical Health Statuses and Challenges to African American Male Development and Social Functioning

10 Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope

M. DANIEL BENNETT, JR. AND FANIKE K. OLUGBALA

12 Health and Health-Care Service Use Among Middle-Class Black Men

SHERRILL L. SELLERS, VENCE L. BONHAM, HAROLD W. NEIGHBORS, AND SHUNTAY MCCOY

13 At the Intersection of HIV/AIDS Disparities

BRIAN MUSTANSKI, AMY JOHNSON, AND ROBERT GAROFALO

Part IV Life Chances: Violence and Incarceration Among African American Males

Part V Conclusion

18 The African American Male

EARL S. JOHNSON, III AND WALDO E. JOHNSON, JR.

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