African American Girls: Reframing Perceptions and Changing by Faye Z. Belgrave

By Faye Z. Belgrave

During the last 15 years, i've got had the opportunityto behavior learn and interv- tion programming with African American ladies. a number of of my graduate scholars, normally African American girls, pursuing their doctorates in psychology labored heavily with me during this paintings. now we have carried out hundreds of thousands of literature studies, learn many magazine articles and reviews, released many papers, and engaged over one thousand African American adolescent ladies in a cultural curriculum speci?cally designed for them. This publication used to be written to summarize this paintings and was once c- ceived to be an instructional source for various audiences who paintings with African American ladies together with: (1) researchers who behavior learn and intervention programming; (2) execs who paintings with African American adolescent ladies reminiscent of academics, social staff, prevention experts, therapists and counselors, and psychological medical experts; and (3) a normal viewers of individuals with an curiosity in African American adolescent female’s future health and developmentsuch as mom and dad, neighborhood leaders, girl’s crew leaders (i. e. , lady Scout leaders), and church and non secular leaders. This e-book is either descriptive and sensible. each one bankruptcy covers the most up-tp-date literature on African American adolescent ladies, and experiences and discusses ways that they're just like and distinctive from women in different ethnic teams and from African American boys. An figuring out of who they're and the way they functionality permits us to make techniques approximately how one can aid those women and to re- cus and/or develop already confident attributes.

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A fair amount of research has been conducted on what it means to be androgynous (Ashcraft & Belgrave, 2004; Harris, 1996; Woodhill & Samuels, 2003). Studies have found that African American girls who are androgynous have higher levels of self-esteem and ethnic identity, and engage in less risky drug use and sexual risky behaviors compared to girls who are not androgynous. Androgynous girls (from all ethnic groups) tend to have better mental health and psychological functioning than girls who are feminine or masculine (Buckley & Carter, 2005; Rose & Montemayor, 1994).

They lead their daughters to know that boys are not important; you need to finish your high school education and then think about boys. ” The above quote shows the strong influence of mothers and other maternal relations on adolescent girls. Mothers ensure that their daughters learn the life skills and lessons necessary to navigate life. Girls learn from their parents how to care for others, do well in school, and how to be good citizens. African American girls’ behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes are shaped by mothers and other members of her family more so than any other person or institution.

Parental monitoring also is important and will be discussed next. Parental Monitoring and Structure Parental monitoring is another contributing factor to adolescent girl’s well-being. Parenting monitoring is the extent to which parents are aware of their child’s activities and whereabouts outside school (Crosby, DiClemente, Wingood, Long, & Parental Influences on Daughter’s Life-Course Expectations 45 Harrington, 2003). Monitoring involves supervising activities such as homework, activities with friends, and other structured and unstructured extracurricular activities.

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