ERIC Number: EJ1052123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
The Discipline's Escalating Whisper: Social Work and Black Men's Mental Health
Watkins, Daphne C.; Hawkins, Jaclynn; Mitchell, Jamie A.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n2 p240-250 Mar 2015
Objective: Though sparse in previous years, research on the mental health of Black men has recently experienced a gradual increase in social work journals. This article systematically organizes and critically examines peer-reviewed, social work evidence on the mental health of Black men. Methods: Twenty-two peer-reviewed articles from social work journals were examined based on their contribution to social work research and practice on the mental health of Black men. Results: The social work evidence on Black men's mental health can be grouped into one of four categories: psychosocial factors; mental health care and the role of clinicians; fatherhood; and sexual orientation, HIV status, and sexual practices. Conclusions: This representation of the social work literature on Black men's mental health neglects critical areas germane to social work research and practice with this population. Implications include ways to extend current social work research and practice to improve the health for Black men.
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Mental Health, Social Work, Social Science Research, Literature Reviews, Psychology, Social Influences, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health Workers, Fathers, Parent Role, Sexual Orientation, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexuality, Caseworkers
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