ERIC Number: ED406457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Violence: The Impact of Community Violence on African American Children and Families: Collaborative Approaches to Prevention and Intervention. Workshop Summary (New York, New York, June 13-15, 1991).
Isaacs, Mareasa R.
This publication presents the substance of a conference on collaborative approaches to prevention and intervention for African American families exposed to community violence. Participants included child and maternal mental health professionals and others involved in public health, juvenile justice, child welfare, education, child advocacy, and other federal programs. This report summarizes the key workshop presentations on the impact of community violence on African American children and families. The first section provides an overview of the scope of the problems. A summary report reviews the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that have guided research in this area. The third section focuses on the impact of community violence on the social and emotional development of African American children. An overview of prevention programs that have been developed to address violence is presented in the fourth section. The fifth section provides discussion of three violence prevention programs in Massachusetts, California, and Ohio. The sixth section addresses the lack of involvement from mental health professionals in the area of community violence. The final section presents three discussions of new directions that must be taken to more effectively address violence in the African American community. Appendixes contain a conference agenda, an 18-item annotated bibliography, a 4-item annotated resource list, and a participants list. (JB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Family, Black Youth, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Emotional Development, Intervention, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Racial Relations, Social Development, Violence, Workshops
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.