ERIC Number: ED371837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Working with African American Families: A Guide to Resources.
Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.
This resource guide was developed to provide a single source of current information for practitioners working with African American children and families. The guide describes materials, programs, national organizations, and other sources of information pertaining to the African American family. It presents information on a wide array of topics, including education, psychology, parenting, health, and employment. Specific subjects range from culturally relevant parent education curricula to African American rites of passage programs. The guide is divided into three sections. The first section, demographics, presents current statistics related to African Americans and household composition, income level, health, employment, and education. The second section, bibliographies, includes sources of general information on African American families and their relationship to the larger society and systems, books and curricula for the practitioner, books of interest to African American parents, and general information on family support. The third section, resources, contains listings of organizations divided into national and local or regional categories that provide resources and services to African American children, youth, and families, from advocacy and research to parent education and job training. An extensive appendix section presents information regarding effective African American parenting, the Nguzo Saba (or "Seven Principles" of Kwanzaa), community empowerment, multicultural or Afrocentric education, parent involvement, and scholarships for African American students. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Black Family, Blacks, Demography, Family Programs, Organizations (Groups), Parent Education, Resource Materials, Resources, Social Services
Family Resource Coalition, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1520, Chicago, IL 60604 ($35).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.