The Black Family: Strengths, Self-Help, and Positive Change


With eleven selections designed to reinforce the goal of empowering clients to take charge of their lives, this edited volume serves a two-fold purpose. It extends the small but growing body of strength-oriented literature to include African-American families and it serves as a natural extension of current texts on African-American families to provide social workers and the education community with a broader framework for understanding the needs of Black families. Offering both a research orientation and a practice perspective, this book should appeal to social work educators and practitioners involved in family services, health and mental health settings, and child and public welfare.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Harrison Y. Smith
  • Shirley A. Hill
  • Sadye L. Logan
  • Jerome Joyce
  • Edith M. Freeman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1996


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