ERIC Number: ED196528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Black Family Basic Facts Handbook: A Resource for YMCAs Planning to Work with Black Families.
Gibbs, Elsie, Ed.
This handbook is a resource tool designed to assist Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) staff and lay leaders of local communities in planning and developing programs for their constituents. Materials included consist of excerpted information from various sources. An attempt has been made to present a total family concept that provides a clearer understanding of black family life. Basic facts discussed focus on strengths of black families, the black family as a social system, sources of achievement for black families, the social development of black children and youth, and ideas for programs. Procedures for setting up a program providing service to and for individuals and families in black communities are suggested. Additionally, objectives for YMCA programs are outlined. An appendix lists sources of information and references used in the handbook, resource persons, and YMCA leaders. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Youth, Blacks, Child Development, Community Services, Family Characteristics, Family Life, Guidelines, Program Development, Social Agencies
National YMCA Program Materials, 291 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 ($2.50 each plus $0.50 postage and handling; $25.00 for a dozen)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY. Urban Action Commission.
Identifiers: Young Mens Christian Association