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ERIC Number: EJ943220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Race, Culture, and Ethnicity: Implications for a Community Intervention
Murry, Velma M.; Kotchick, Beth A.; Wallace, Scyatta; Ketchen, Bethany; Eddings, Kenya; Heller, Laurie; Collier, Ida
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n1 p81-99 Mar 2004
We present an overview of research on African American families and emphasize in this discussion limitations of approaches used in the past to study African American families. We also discuss and identify challenges for designing and implementing community, family-based programs targeting competence-promoting behaviors in African American families. In addition, we attempt to accomplish the following objectives: (1) identify themes in studies of African American families, including bias in prior research; (2) discuss ways in which prior approaches and conceptual models guiding studies of African Americans have created challenges for the development and implementation of community-based intervention and research programs; and (3) present the Parents Matter! Program as an example of a community-based prevention effort that attempted to overcome many of the challenges created by prior research efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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