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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2015

01-02-2015 | Original Paper

Informal and Formal Help Seeking Among Older Black Male Foster Care Youth and Alumni

Auteurs: Lionel D. Scott Jr., J. Curtis McMillen, Lonnie R. Snowden

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 2/2015

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Abstract

Using the behavioral model for vulnerable populations as a framework, this study examined predisposing, enabling, and need factors related to seeking help from formal and informal sources among older Black male foster youth and alumni. Results of logistic regression analyses showed that emotional control, a predisposing variable, was related to help-seeking. Specifically, greater adherence to the norm of emotional control was related to lower likelihood of using informal or formal sources of help. These results support the literature on males, in general, and Black males, in particular, that posits that inhibitions to express emotions are a barrier to their help seeking. Implications for help seeking among vulnerable populations of adolescent and young adult Black males are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Informal and Formal Help Seeking Among Older Black Male Foster Care Youth and Alumni
Auteurs
Lionel D. Scott Jr.
J. Curtis McMillen
Lonnie R. Snowden
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 2/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9832-0

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