African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity

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Index
Page numbers followed by f indicate figure; n, note; t, table
Abolitionists, assumptions of, 193–194
Abortion, attitudes toward, religion and, 197
Abuse, physical, child outcomes and, 254–255
Academic achievement
by children of single parents, 232– 233
ethnic/religious socialization and, 233–234
factors affecting, 15, 228
and family social/emotional climate, 231–232
home learning environment and, 228–231
home–school relationship and, 235– 238
orientation toward, 324
parental expectations and, 234–235
parental influences on, 238–239
parent–child relationship and, 233
poverty and, 52
Activity limitations, poverty and, 53– 54, 68
Adolescents. See Children/adolescents
Adoption
of African American infants/children, 287, 296–297
openness in, 297–298
religious institutions and, 197–198
special needs, 296
transracial, 296, 298–299
Adoption and Safe Families Act, 299, 300t, 301
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, 300t
Affective disorders, underdiagnosis of, 317
African American children/adolescents. See Child well-being; Children/ adolescents, well-being of
African American culture, 24
across generations, 30–32
continuities from, 32
developing therapist knowledge/ appreciation of, 326
and intergenerational family support, 211
versus minority status, 32–35
public policy and, 206–207
See also Cultural values
African American English
debate over, 229–230
styling in, 319–321
African American family
contextual/cultural factors, 4, 8–9
cultivation of religiosity in, 194–204
cultural-deviant versus -variant versus -equivalent perspectives of, 11–12
cultural-ecological model of, 13
dual-earner, 97
ecological/cultural diversity in, 3–20
ecology of, 12–13

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