ERIC Number: EJ817463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Culturally Competent Counseling for Religious and Spiritual African American Adolescents
Moore-Thomas, Cheryl; Day-Vines, Norma L.
Professional School Counseling, v11 n3 p159-165 Feb 2008
Religion and spirituality are deeply rooted in traditional African American culture. Data suggest that African American adolescents maintain higher baseline rates of religious activities and beliefs than their peers (Bachman, Johnston, & O'Malley, 2005; Smith, Faris, Denton, & Regnerus, 2003). Recognizing these data, this article examines strategies for helping school counselors enhance their multicultural counseling competence through the integration of African American adolescents' value orientations and belief systems in counseling aimed to maximize academic, career, and personal/social development.
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Culture, Beliefs, Adolescents, School Counselors, Social Development, Cultural Relevance, Religious Factors, Cultural Influences, Counselor Role, Social Values, Churches, Rural Areas
American School Counselor Association. 1101 King Street Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-2722; Fax: 703-683-1619; Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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