African Americans at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]

Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

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Author: Glenn L. Starks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440800766

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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With all of the progress African Americans have made, they still face many risks that threaten the entire race or place segments in jeopardy of survival. This work examines the widespread problem and suggests solutions. • Examines up-to-date statistical data on the primary issues negatively impacting African Americans • Provides extensive literary and data analysis of the issues addressed • Discusses what can be done to improve the condition of African Americans • Supplies concise background and investigates the implications of each key issue • Includes an extensive bibliographic list of references for all issues discussed

Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]

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Author: Gabriel Gutiérrez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399263

Category: Social Science

Page: 828

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This two-volume collection of essays addresses the Latino/a experience in present-day America, covering six major areas of importance: education, health, family, children, teens, and violence. • Provides information from authoritative sources and data based on recent research • Includes ancillary tables, figures, and statistics for visual support • Features thoughtful questions and reflections on the chapters that support readers' further exploration of the topics • Shares some first-hand accounts and autobiographies along with selected interviews

American Indians at Risk [2 volumes]

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Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397651

Category: Social Science

Page: 811

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This essential reference work enables a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges in the lives of American Indians and Alaskan Natives today, carefully reviewing their unique problems and proposing potential solutions. • Provides a current and comprehensive analysis of contemporary problems facing American Indians • Documents the challenges of American Indians, identifies how they are qualitatively different from those of other minority groups in the United States, and presents potential solutions • Evaluates the effectiveness of both proposed and implemented solutions to problems in American Indian culture • Written by experts on American Indian affairs, including many who have lived, worked, and taught in Indian country, and are American Indians themselves

African American Children and Mental Health [2 volumes]

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Author: Nancy E. Hill,Tammy Mann,Hiram E. Fitzgerald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313383030

Category: Psychology

Page: 498

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This groundbreaking two-volume set examines the psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in African American children while considering economic, historical, and public policies. • Includes history, current events, psychology, politics, public policy, sociology, economics, and more • Details intervention programs that target parents and children in low-income African American families; strategies to support young African American male relationship development, motivation, and achievement; and programs aiming to increase literacy and decrease obesity • Examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on African American children • Includes both a subject and author index to facilitate further research

The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents [2 volumes]

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Author: Kirkland C. Vaughans,Warren Spielberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381992

Category: Psychology

Page: 615

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Drawing on personal insights and research-based knowledge, this important work facilitates understanding of the psychological struggles of young African American males and offers ameliorative strategies. • The work of 30 distinguished contributors, from Marion Wright Edelman to Ellis Cose • Perspectives and solutions from disciplines as wide-ranging as clinical psychology, law, sociology, and poetry • Original, cutting-edge research by the authors

Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2 E-Book

Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices

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Author: Frank Kronenberg,Nick Pollard,Dikaios Sakellariou

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049115

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

Annual Report

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Author: Brookings Institution

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Children and Families in Communities

Theory, Research, Policy and Practice

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Author: Jacqueline Barnes,Ilan Barry Katz,Jill E. Korbin,Margaret O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470093587

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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In the past decade the relationship between communities, children and families has inspired a wealth of research and policy initiatives because of a growing belief that the breakdown of families and communities is a significant factor in social problems, including child abuse and juvenile crime. The latest policy initiatives to tackle social problems have therefore targeted communities as well as high risk families. This title amalgamates the latest research on the relationship between children, families and communities and explores policy and practice implications. Material for practitioners and community development workers is also be included. The book is divided in to three parts: 1) theory 2) the effect of community on children, parents and families 3) interventions and policy implications.

Clinical Manual of Substance Abuse

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780815150923

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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A comprehensive practical reference for all health care professionals who care for patients with substance abuse problems. Part I provides a framework for clinical management of these patients and Part II is comprised of chapters on working with specific populations and groups.

Youth in Cities

A Cross-National Perspective

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Author: Marta Tienda,William Julius Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005814

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 288

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This book presents comparative evidence and case-studies on poor urban youth, providing interventions that have proven successful.

Losing Generations

Adolescents in High-Risk Settings

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Author: Panel on High-Risk Youth,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309587824

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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At least 7 million young Americans--fully one-quarter of adolescents 10 to 17 years old--may be at risk of failing to achieve productive adult lives. They use drugs, engage in unprotected sex, drop out of school, and sometimes commit crimes, effectively closing the door to their own futures. And the costs to society are enormous: school and social services are overwhelmed, and our nation faces the future with a diminished citizenry. This penetrating book argues that the problems of troubled youth cannot be separated from the settings in which those youths live--settings that have deteriorated significantly in the past two decades. A distinguished panel examines what works and what does not in the effort to support and nurture adolescents and offers models for successful programs. This volume presents an eye-opening look at what millions of the nation's youths confront every day of their lives, addressing How the decline in economic security for young working parents affects their children's life chances. How dramatic changes in household structure and the possibilities of family and community violence threaten adolescents' development. How the decline of neighborhoods robs children of a safe environment. How adolescents' health needs go unmet in the current system. Losing Generations turns the spotlight on those institutions youths need--the health care system, schools, the criminal justice, and the child welfare and foster home systems--and how they are functioning. Difficult issues are addressed with study results and insightful analyses: access of poor youths to health insurance coverage, inequities in school funding, how child welfare agencies provide for adolescents in their care, and the high percentage of young black men in the criminal justice system.

Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496498X

Category: Medical

Page: 1041

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Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research. The editors have built Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Young, Black, and Male in America

An Endangered Species

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Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 377

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The problems of young black males are challenging, complex, and chronic, perplexing educators, social scientists, and policymakers. While other groups, including women and recent immigrants, have made economic and social gains in the last two decades, black youth are now more likely than they were in 1960 to be unemployed, to be involved in the criminal justice system, to be unwed fathers, and to commit suicide. Young black males are a population at risk in an escalating cycle of deviance, dysfunction, and despair. This comprehensive volume provides in-depth analyses of the deteriorating status of black youth, particularly black males. Experts from a variety of professions examine the implications and interrelationships of the multiple problems facing black youth and propose a comprehensive set of policies and programs that address those problems. They consider such important economic, sociocultural, and political issues as unemployment, teenage pregnancy, crime and delinquency substance abuse, and the conservative backlash against civil rights and social welfare programs.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

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Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Prevention is Primary

Strategies for Community Well Being

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Author: Larry Cohen,Vivian Chavez,Sana Chehimi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787995638

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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At a time of unprecedented challenges and opportunities for publichealth, Prevention is Primary provides models, methods, andapproaches for building health and equity in communities. Writtenin accessible and understandable language, this comprehensive bookincludes the theory, concepts, and models needed to harness socialjustice and practice primary prevention of unnecessary illness andinjury in the first place. Prevention is Primary, written by associates of thenationally renowned Prevention Institute, is a theory-to-practicebook for students, faculty practitioners, and community leaders whowant to take a proactive stance against the most pressing healthproblems in the community including asthma, tobacco, violence, HIV,poor nutrition and physical inactivity, health disparities, andenvironmental injustice. The volume provides a comprehensive andpractical understanding of prevention on a community level. Theauthors define the elements of comprehensive, quality preventionefforts—from the necessary partnerships that need to bedeveloped to the training, vision, and policies that go intosuccessful efforts.

Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for College Students

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Author: Leo Wilton,Robert T. Palmer,Dina C. Maramba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134656556

Category: Education

Page: 208

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people aged 18 to 25 are at a significant risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Primary developmental processes that place college students particularly at risk include the experience of intimacy, sexual desires and the centrality of the peer group. During these routine developmental processes, college students experiment with unprotected sex, multiple sex partners and alcohol and illicit drugs, all of which are contributing risk factors for HIV/STI infections. Early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV and other STIs is germane to promoting the sexual health of college students and reducing high HIV/STI infection rates among young people. This edited volume will provide innovative and cutting-edge approaches to prevention for college students and will have a major impact on advancing the interdisciplinary fields of higher education and public health. It will explore core ideas such as hooking up culture, sexual violence, LGBT and students of color, as well as HIV and STI prevention in community colleges, rural colleges and minority serving institutions.

The Sequential Intercept Model and Criminal Justice

Promoting Community Alternatives for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

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Author: Patricia A. Griffin,Kirk Heilbrun,Edward P. Mulvey,David DeMatteo,Carol A. Schubert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199826757

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

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"Authored by academic, policy, and practice experts in this area, Criminal Justice and Mental Illness offers an overview of the changes in correctional policy and practice during the last decade that reflect an increased focus on community-based alternatives for offenders"--

Toward Equity in Health

A New Global Approach to Health Disparities

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Author: Barbara C. Wallace, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103680

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This essential collection presents a state-of-the-art framework for how workers in public health and related disciplines should conceptualize health disparities and how they should be addressed worldwide. The contributors, who are leading public health professionals, educators, and practitioners in complimentary fields advance new evidence-based models designed to mobilize and educate the next generation of research and practice. The resulting chapters articulate new theory, procedures, and policies; the legacy of racism; community-based participatory research; new internet technology; training community workers and educators; closing the education and health gap; and addressing the needs of special populations. Toward Equity in Health is an essential book for all who are working toward global health equity-whether in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, public health, the health care delivery system, or patient- and population level health.