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Tuesday, October 5

NASW IL/NABSW Book Signing: Social Work with African American Males

What: The Illinois Chapters of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Black Social Workers, along with Metropolitan Family Services, are proud to host a presentation and book signing by Dr. Waldo Johnson, Jr., who will discuss his latest book "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Policy".

 

Examining African American men from adolescence through adulthood, Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Policy tackles both the historical and modern issues of African American masculinity from a unique vantage point. HIV/AIDS impact, homicidal and suicidal behavior, physical well-being, a father’s family role; these are a sample of the wide-reaching issues that Johnson and his contributors confront in their book. The first investigation of its kind to be conducted from the social work perspective, Johnson’s text provides insights into these penetrating issues in our current society. In his own words, it "offers a broader perspective on the status of African American males that is both more encompassing than the lived experience and thus, a more nuanced and realistic portrait of the African American male in contemporary American society."

 

Who: Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. is associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) and immediate past director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC). At SSA, Professor Johnson teaches social welfare policy and human behavior in the social environment in the M.A. program and research methods in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. A family research scholar, his substantive research focuses on male roles and involvement in African American families, nonresident fathers in fragile families, and the physical and psychosocial health statuses of African American males. As a research methodologist, he is interested in the use of qualitative research methods in guiding policy and practice research.

 

When: Wednesday, October 20th at 4:00. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period and the opportunity to buy signed copies of the book.

 

Where:Metropolitan Family Services’ Calumet Center. 235 East 103rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628

More Information: Contact Alexander Brown at 312.986.4031 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or Audrena Spence at 773.371.3637 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No CEUs will be provided.

Posted on 10/05/10 at 01:40 PM

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