African American family structure: A review of the literature

Linwood G. Vereen

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Research on African American families is reviewed to address the past use of a deficit model on research and intervention, family structure, and a typology of family functioning. Considerations for family counselors working with African American families are addressed. Implications for practice and further research are explored to address the issue of working with African American families from a deficit perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • African American
  • African American family

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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