Manhood seekers camp: A proposal for a culturally-centered camp intervention
This article addresses the need for therapeutic camps to support the disportionate number of African-American children in out of home foster care and group home placements. A brief review of literature on camp interventions and their failure to adequately address the influence of ethnicity and culture is provided. A pilot of a small culturally centered therapeutic camp intervention for African-American boys in foster care is reviewed and the impressions of the African-American male facilitators are described and discussed. Although limited sample size prohibited statistical analysis, results suggest the need to further evaluate innovative culturally-centered interventions that are designed to target traditional values and factors that influence positive African-American male development. © 2008, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Residential Treatment for Children and Youth
Washington, G., Watts, R., & Watson, J. (2008). Manhood seekers camp: A proposal for a culturally-centered camp intervention. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 23 (1-2), 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1300/J007v23n01_06