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African American Men Would Benefit from Social Work Help

African American men would benefit much from the help of social workers but often do not get it, according to a new book from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. The book, a collection of studies on the issue, was written cited in this article.

“Contemporary characterizations and depictions suggest that African American males harbor a lifelong disregard for their own personal development, and a lack of commitment to their loved ones and society in general,” a societal attitude that keeps them from being helped, said National Association of Social Workers member Waldo E. Johnson.

Johnson, MSW, PhD,  is an associate professor at the school editor of the book, “Social Work With African American Males.” He challenged social workers to use their expertise to target this neglected demographic group.

African Americans have made great strides in the social work profession. To learn more, visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Help Starts Here 2010 Black History Month Celebration by clicking here.

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