Culturally specific programs for foster care youth: The sample case of an African American rites of passage program

Stephen M. Gavazzi, Keith A. Alford, Patrick C. McKenry

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Abstract

In tandem with increased recognition that many social interventions have been limited by their failure to deal with issues related to ethnicity, program developers are increasingly utilizing culturally specific programming in the design and implementation of programs for youth and families. We describe a culturally specific rites of passage program designed for African American youth in foster care as an adjunct to an independent living program. In addition, we present some preliminary evaluative data of this Africentric rites-based initiative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-174
Number of pages9
JournalFamily Relations
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • African American adolescents
  • Foster care
  • Prevention programs
  • Rites of passage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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