By Joyce West Stevens
In accordance with learn findings, shrewdpermanent and Sassy: The Strengths of internal urban Black women makes use of a beginning of theology, philosophy, sociology, human improvement, and contextual psychodynamic conception to appreciate how Black women create significant identities. those significant wisdom parts are interwoven with energy and health and wellbeing views to theorize and interpret adolescent lives. awarded of their personal language, the Black ladies' authentic self-narratives, team interactions, dialogs, and case illustrations show visceral and poignant tales that in actual fact point out they're brave, clever, and spirited.Smart and Sassy bargains a developmental- and contextual-based version of intervention that may be used as a supportive counseling consultant for adolescent maturation. Stevens asserts that an exam of such ladies and their households offers information regarding competence and social resources that advertise fit improvement and optimistic social adjustment. even though it bargains a selected ethnic concentration, this article offers authoritative perception into the developmental concerns confronting all children. Its framework promotes serious considering abilities in either undergraduate and graduate scholars, and every case representation positive aspects research questions and matters for dialogue.
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She's also told her Aunt Mae, her mother's sister, whom she talks to a lot. The two of them get along well together. When she started her menstrual period it was Aunt Mae that she first told. They do lots of things together; they go shopping and to the movies a lot. The two of them are thinking about having a family book club. It was Aunt Mae who told her mother to let her wear lipstick. Aunt Mae is a few years younger than her mother, with no children, and divorced. She said that she is still a virgin.
This monumental but rudimentary work did not use the resiliency construct as an explanatory descriptor. Indeed, in retrospect, the children and youth of the civil rights era were resilient. Irrespective of Coles's study, the investigation of the strengths of black children did not gain currency. However, given new theoretical insights on resilience, a retrospective examination of the children and youth of the civil rights era is needed. Despite the lack of documentation from the social science disciplines, Halberstam (1998), a journalist, chronicles the civil rights protest era as a campaign initiated and sustained by youth.
Upon completion of the exercise, the girls were surprised to learn that some of the qualities they identified in the women that they held in esteem were qualities they possessed themselves. The girls began to see themselves differently once they identified their own strengths as grounded in ethnic pride. " Study Questions and Issues: (1) Discuss why you think this exercise could enhance agency. (2) Is this an exercise that you think could be adopted in individual work with an adolescent girl? Explain.