The prevalence of violence reported for the African-American community continues to pose a significant concern to society as a whole and, in particular, to those charged with reducing it. Confronting the issue head on, Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices both challenges existing stereotypes of African Americans and offers concrete, state-of-the-art advice on approaches that are currently or may soon prove to be effective with African-American populations. The contributors to this volume offer unique insights gained through their extensive individual experiences in family violence prevention and intervention within the African-American community as well as their backgrounds in writing, teaching, training, and researching in this area. Taken together, their chapters expand the knowledge base on such topics as the: - Most useful and appropriate assessment tools for preventing violence in this community - Developmental effects of the child welfare system on African-American youth - Salient aspects of the extended family on African Americans, including grandparents acting as surrogate parents - Strengths and limitations of African-American churches in curbing domestic violence - Effective use of spirituality in interventions - Guidelines for evaluating prevention and intervention programs. Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community is essential reading in a variety of professional and clinical settings as well as graduate-level study including social work, clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, couples and family therapy, shelters, and victim assistance programs.

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