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.

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Residential Treatment for Children and Youth