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Nurturing young Black males : challenges to agencies, programs, and social policy

Author: Ronald B Mincy
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Urban Institute Press ; Lanham, MD : Distributed by National Book Network, ©1994.
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Focuses on the plight of young African American males and what can be done to help them end the cycle of mother-only families.
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Nurturing young Black males.
Washington, D.C. : Urban Institute Press ; Lanham, MD : Distributed by National Book Network, ©1994
(OCoLC)621565799
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald B Mincy
ISBN: 0877665982 9780877665984
OCLC Number: 28798175
Description: xvi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Ronald B. Mincy : Why focus on young Black males? ; Which Black males are in crisis? ; Explaining the crisis indicators --
pt. 1. Assessing needs. 2. Adolescent development / Courtland C. Lee : Adolescence as a life stage ; Impediments to the development of Black male adolescents ; African/African-American culture and adolescent Black male development ; Policy and program implications ; Conclusion --
3. From deterrence to development: shifting the focus of youth programs for African-American males / Karen Johnson Pittman and Shepherd Zeldin : Negative assumptions about youth ; A more positive approach to youth development ; Community-based youth organizations and youth development ; Conclusions and policy recommendations --
pt. 2. Assessing responses. How professionals in community-based programs perceive and respond to the needs of Black male youth / Ronald F. Ferguson : The programs ; Conceptual framework and terminology ; How the programs do it ; Goals: performance versus growth and learning ; Disagreements and unknowns ; Recommendations --
5. Afrocentrism and African-American male youths / Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. : The limitations of previous efforts to help Black youths ; The history of Afrocentrism in the United States ; The theory behind Afrocentrism ; Resistance to Afrocentrism ; Application: Afrocentrism's relevance to Black youths in America ; Conclusion --
6. Traditional youth service systems and their work with young Black males / Jane Quinn : America's youth organizations ; Current youth service efforts to reach young Black males ; Analysis of current services for young Black males ; General recommendations. pt. 3. Policy context. barriers and opportunities. 7. Toward a national youth development policy for young African-American males: the choices policymakers face / Andrew B. Hahn : Defining and examining American youth policy ; Are private job training and government programs reaching the young Black men who need them? ; The role that age plays in public policy for teens ; Problems in current policy thinking ; Toward a national youth development block grant act --
8. Conclusions and implications / Ronald B. Mincy : Needs ; Responses ; Barriers and opportunities --
Appendices : A. Funding youth development programs for young Black males: the little we know / Susan J. Wiener ; B. Examples of "nurturing" programs that serve young Black males.
Responsibility: Ronald B. Mincy, editor.

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Focuses on the plight of young African American males and what can be done to help them end the cycle of mother-only families.

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