ERIC Number: ED251773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Prevention/Intervention with Healthy Black Families.
Thomas, Michele Burhard; Dansby, Pearl Gore
The first article in this paper reviews research on healthy black families and explores definitions of health. The strengths of black families such as kinship/social support, valuing education, achievement and parity in interpersonal relationships, the black church, and egalitarian roles in black families are discussed. Recommendations are made for therapists working with black clients. The second article deals with enhancing black family processes. Socioeconomic status and values are discussed in regard to intervention strategies. Rapport building and establishing trust on the part of the therapist are addressed, with suggestions regarding teams for effective co-therapy. Techniques and strategies for psychological intervention are explored. (LLL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).