Why we can't wait! An afrocentric approach in working with African American families

Valerie Borum

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Abstract

An Afrocentric theoretical approach is utilized as a framework in guiding practitioners working with African American families. Afrocentricity places African American history, culture, and African heritage at the center of persons of African American families. An Afrocentric perspective also epitomizes the political, economic, and social freedom of African American families and communities. More importantly, understanding the cultural dynamics of African American families and their historical and contemporary use of resources (e.g., worldview, language, spirituality, etc.) to adapt and overcome certain life circumstances can be useful in assessment and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-135
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Volume15
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • African American
  • Afrocentricity
  • Culture
  • Family
  • Intra-group diversity
  • Language

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