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ERIC Number: EJ876891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Manhood Seekers Camp: A Proposal for a Culturally-Centered Camp Intervention
Washington, Gregory; Watts, Roderick J.; Watson, Jerry
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v23 n1-2 p75-90 2005
This article addresses the need for therapeutic camps to support the disproportionate number of African-American children in out of home foster care and group home placements. A brief review of literature on camp interventions and their failure to adequately address the influence of ethnicity and culture is provided. A pilot of a small culturally centered therapeutic camp intervention for African-American boys in foster care is reviewed and the impressions of the African-American male facilitators are described and discussed. Although limited sample size prohibited statistical analysis, results suggest the need to further evaluate innovative culturally-centered interventions that are designed to target traditional values and factors that influence positive African-American male development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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