Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health by Von NebbittAdolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health by Von Nebbitt

Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health

byVon Nebbitt

Hardcover | June 9, 2015

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Adolescents in Public Housing incorporates data from multiple public-housing sites in large U.S. cities to shine much-needed light on African American youth living in non-HOPE VI public-housing neighborhoods. With findings grounded in research, the book gives practitioners and policy makers a solid grasp of the attitudes toward deviance, alcohol and drug abuse, and depressive symptoms characterizing these communities, and links them explicitly to gaps in policy and practice. A long-overdue study of a system affecting not just a minority of children but the American public at large, Adolescents in Public Housing initiates new, productive paths for research on this vulnerable population and contributes to preventive interventions that may improve the lives of affected youth.

Von E. Nebbitt is an associate professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on mental health symptoms and health-risk behavior among African American adolescents living in urban public-housing developments. Dr. Nebbitt's work also assesses the protective effects of ...
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Title:Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231148585

ISBN - 13:9780231148580

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsForewordPrefacePart I: Theoretical Underpinnings and Methodology1. Introduction: Context Matters2. A Framework for Inquiry Into Neighborhood-Institutional Relationships Related to Public Housing and Adolescent Development, with Odis Johnson Jr.3. An Integrated Model of Adolescent development in Public Housing Neighborhoods, With Kathy Sanders-Phillips and Lisa R. Rawlings Part II: Empirical Section4. Methodology and Procedures, with Taqi M. Tirmazi and Tarek Zidan 5. Modeling Latent Profiles of Efficacious Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Deviance, with Ajita M. Robinson 6. The Social Ecology of Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Use, with Michael G. Vaughn, Margaret Lombe, and Stephen Tripodi7. Explaining the Relationship Between Neighborhood Risk and Adolescent Health-Risk Behaviors: A Focus on Adolescent Depressive Symptoms, with Sharon F. Lambert and Crystal L. Barksdale8. Risk and Protective factors of Depressive Symptoms, with Margaret Lombe and Von E. NebbittPart III: Implications and Applications9. Implications to Practice and Service Use, with Theda Rose and Michael Lindsey10. A New Direction for Public Housing: The Implications for Adolescent Well-Being, with Carol S. Collard11. Summary and Conclusion: The Challenges of Public Housing Environments for Youth, with James Herbert Williams, Christopher A. Veeh, and David B. MillerContributorsReferencesIndex

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Most public-housing research is deficit based. It looks at ways to decrease crime by destroying dwellings, not by promoting community strength. In contrast, this book purposefully analyzes and incorporates community context to advance a strengths-based approach to intervention with troubled youth. The environmental systems on which it draws are extensive (family, community, and neighborhood), and their influence on both the positive and negative aspects of adolescent mental health are analyzed in depth. The book is original and will contribute to the literature in the field.