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Cult Divers Ment Health. 1997;3(2):83-92.

Parent and family support groups with African American families: the process of family and community empowerment.

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  • 1Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0819, USA.


This article describes a process of family and community empowerment in which psychologists, along with community, school and religious leaders, intervened on a multisystemic level and formed a parent and family support group to empower families in helping their at-risk adolescents to succeed. The adolescents, who were predominantly African American, had been arrested for fighting at school and were experiencing academic and behavioral difficulties. Critical incidents in the group development and the family and community empowerment process are described.

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