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Black Girls and Adolescents.

By: Collins, Catherine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2015Description: 1 online resource (796 p.).ISBN: 9781440830549.Subject(s): African American teenage girls -- Health and hygiene | African American teenage girls -- Social conditions | African American teenage girls | African American young women | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the ChallengesDDC classification: 305.235/20896073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I: HEALTH; 1. HIV/AIDS in Adolescent Black Girls; 2. African American Adolescent Females: Physical Health and Mental Health Issues; 3. The Challenges Facing Sickle-Cell Disease (SCD) Patients during the Transitional Period from Adolescence to Adulthood; 4. The Never-Ending Pelvic Inflammatory Disease among Adolescents; 5. African American Girls and Substance Use; 6. Black Girls in Poverty; 7. Prevention of Overweight and Obesity among African American Girls; PART II: PARENTING
8. Me, Myself, and I: Biracial Challenges to Mental Health9. Avoiding Teenage Pregnancy: Too Young to Parent; 10. Obesity in Black Girls: The Curse of a Poverty Diet and Fast Foods; 11. Growth Development and Anticipatory Guidance for African American Girls; 12. African American Girls' Spirituality and Resilience; PART III: EDUCATION; 13. "Oral Sex Is Not Sex"; 14. Barriers to Mental Health Services and African American Girls; 15. Black Adolescent Girls in Foster Care; 16. Education vs. Schooling: Black Adolescent Females Fight for an Education in the 21st Century
17. Suicidality among Gifted African American Females Attending Elite Schools: Impact of Diminished Community Support18. Sex Trafficking and Black Girls: Breaking the Code of Silence in Schools and in Our Community; 19. Critical Conversations Using Poetry to Empower Adolescent Girls of African Descent to Effectively Address Their Sexual Health and Well-Being; 20. Finding Nem[a]: Modeling and Mentoring for Adolescent African American Females' Development of Self-Identity; 21. The Mis-Education of Black Girls: Learning in a White System; PART IV: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
22. Violated and Victimized: The Juvenile Justice System and Black Girls23. The Big Picture: Black Girls, Adolescents, and Crime Today; 24. Pathways to Delinquency and Imprisonment; 25. Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in New York: A Judge's Observation; 26. Aggression and Violence in Teen Girls; 27. African American Adolescent Females in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems; About the Editor and Contributors; Index
Summary: This one-of-a kind book challenges the current thinking about black girls to show how America has failed them-and what can be done to make their lives better.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I: HEALTH; 1. HIV/AIDS in Adolescent Black Girls; 2. African American Adolescent Females: Physical Health and Mental Health Issues; 3. The Challenges Facing Sickle-Cell Disease (SCD) Patients during the Transitional Period from Adolescence to Adulthood; 4. The Never-Ending Pelvic Inflammatory Disease among Adolescents; 5. African American Girls and Substance Use; 6. Black Girls in Poverty; 7. Prevention of Overweight and Obesity among African American Girls; PART II: PARENTING

8. Me, Myself, and I: Biracial Challenges to Mental Health9. Avoiding Teenage Pregnancy: Too Young to Parent; 10. Obesity in Black Girls: The Curse of a Poverty Diet and Fast Foods; 11. Growth Development and Anticipatory Guidance for African American Girls; 12. African American Girls' Spirituality and Resilience; PART III: EDUCATION; 13. "Oral Sex Is Not Sex"; 14. Barriers to Mental Health Services and African American Girls; 15. Black Adolescent Girls in Foster Care; 16. Education vs. Schooling: Black Adolescent Females Fight for an Education in the 21st Century

17. Suicidality among Gifted African American Females Attending Elite Schools: Impact of Diminished Community Support18. Sex Trafficking and Black Girls: Breaking the Code of Silence in Schools and in Our Community; 19. Critical Conversations Using Poetry to Empower Adolescent Girls of African Descent to Effectively Address Their Sexual Health and Well-Being; 20. Finding Nem[a]: Modeling and Mentoring for Adolescent African American Females' Development of Self-Identity; 21. The Mis-Education of Black Girls: Learning in a White System; PART IV: CRIMINAL JUSTICE

22. Violated and Victimized: The Juvenile Justice System and Black Girls23. The Big Picture: Black Girls, Adolescents, and Crime Today; 24. Pathways to Delinquency and Imprisonment; 25. Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in New York: A Judge's Observation; 26. Aggression and Violence in Teen Girls; 27. African American Adolescent Females in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems; About the Editor and Contributors; Index

This one-of-a kind book challenges the current thinking about black girls to show how America has failed them-and what can be done to make their lives better.

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Traditionally, black girls have received little academic attention. Despite the increasing scholarship in social science on African Americans, much consideration has been focused on African American adult men because of their high incarceration rate, African American youth for their contribution to popular culture and for their educational performance, and African American adult women for their single motherhood. Collins's collection examines key life issues that concern African American girls. The 27 essays are grouped into four sections--health, parenting, education, and criminal justice. The comprehensive coverage includes essays on HIV/AIDS, physical and mental health, obesity, substance use, religiosity, sexual health and pregnancy, sex education, foster care, schooling, suicide, the juvenile justice system, crimes, and other subjects. The essays, which reveal the many challenges that black girls face that are different from those of black males or adult females, attempt to be prescriptive. Because of this approach, few essays discuss positive experiences. Many of the essays not only describe risks and dangers but also provide ideas for prevention and improvement based on statistical evidence. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --Yuya Kiuchi, Michigan State University

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<p> Catherine Fisher Collins , DEd, RN, NP, is associate professor at the State University of New York, Empire State College.</p>

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