Forging Links: African American Children Clinical Developmental Perspectives


This volume focuses on the challenges faced by Black children in the post-modern age. The authors integrate clinical and developmental psychology with history and culture to address contemporary issues in the field. The issues confronting African American children and parents are unique to this era of unparalleled prosperity. Simultaneous patterns of racial inequality and disparities continue to exist in almost all areas of human activity despite these prosperous times. This book offers an in-depth look at issues and challenges affecting African American children in the 21st century. Topics addressed include quantifying normal behavior, racial identity, racial socialization, acting white, teen fatherhood, poverty, violence, and Black males and sports. This book will be of interest to both academics and professionals in clinical development and family psychology and those involved with legal and social services for Black children.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Angela M. Neal-Barnett
  • Michael Canute Lambert
  • Faith Markle
  • Valerie Francois Bellas
  • Robert M. Sellers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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