Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community

Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices

  • Robert L. Hampton
  • Thomas P. Gullotta
  • Jessica M. Ramos

Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL)

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About this book


The prevalence of violence reported for the African-American community continues to pose a significant concern to society as a whole and, in particular, to those charged with reducing it. Confronting the issue head on, Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Practices both challenges existing stereotypes of African Americans and offers concrete, state-of-the-art advice on approaches that are currently – or may soon prove to be – effective with African-American populations.

The contributors to this volume offer unique insights gained through their extensive individual experiences in family violence prevention and intervention within the African-American community as well as their backgrounds in writing, teaching, training, and researching in this area. Taken together, their chapters expand the knowledge base on such topics as the:

  • Most useful and appropriate assessment tools for preventing violence in this community.
  • Developmental effects of the child welfare system on African-American youth.
  • Salient aspects of the extended family on African Americans, including grandparents acting as surrogate parents.
  • Strengths and limitations of African-American churches in curbing domestic violence.
  • Effective use of spirituality in interventions.
  • Guidelines for evaluating prevention and intervention programs.

Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community is essential reading in a variety of professional and clinical settings – as well as graduate-level study – including social work, clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, couples and family therapy, shelters, and victim assistance programs.


African-American Community/Family African-American Violence Evaluation Evidence-Based Practice Evidence-Based Treatment Intervention Violence Intervention Violence Prevention development developmental psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Hampton
    • 1
  • Thomas P. Gullotta
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jessica M. Ramos
    • 2
  1. 1.York College Department of Social SciencesYork University, City University of New YorkDouglastonUSA
  2. 2.Child & Family Agency of Southeastern ConnecticutNew London
  3. 3.Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-29597-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29598-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1981
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