Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Mental Illness in African American Youth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, Shervin Assari, Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
      Pages 3-20
    3. Erlanger A. Turner, Catherine J. Mills
      Pages 21-35
  3. Treatment Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, Sandra J. Mullen, Jessica K. Malloy
      Pages 39-61
    3. Monnica T. Williams, L. Kevin Chapman, Erica V. Buckner, Elishia L. Durrett
      Pages 63-77
    4. Rongrong Tao, My K. Banh
      Pages 79-90
    5. Carisa Perry-Parrish, Nikeea Copeland-Linder, Lindsey Webb, Erica M. S. Sibinga
      Pages 91-105
    6. Kenneth M. Rogers, Cheryl S. Al-Mateen
      Pages 107-120
  4. Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Phillippe B. Cunningham, Jeff Randall, Stacy R. Ryan, Beata DaNine Fleming
      Pages 143-162
    3. Ryan C. T. DeLapp, Monnica T. Williams, Darlene M. Davis, Broderick A. Sawyer
      Pages 163-185
    4. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
      Pages 187-199
    5. Regine M. Talleyrand
      Pages 201-212
    6. Sharon F. Lambert, Cheryl Anne Boyce
      Pages 213-235
    7. Broderick A. Sawyer, Monnica T. Williams, Ryan C. T. DeLapp, Darlene M. Davis
      Pages 237-247
    8. Sala Webb
      Pages 249-259
    9. Scott L. Graves Jr., Kayla D. Nichols
      Pages 261-270
    10. Donald P. Oswald, Shannon M. Haworth
      Pages 271-285
    11. Heather A. Jones, Annie E. Rabinovitch, Laura D. Eddy, Stephanie A. Wilson
      Pages 287-312
  5. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Nirbhay N. Singh
      Pages 315-319
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-326

About this book


This handbook fills major gaps in the child and adolescent mental health literature by focusing on the unique challenges and resiliencies of African American youth. It combines a cultural perspective on the needs of the population with best-practice approaches to interventions. Chapters provide expert insights into sociocultural factors that influence mental health, the prevalence of particular disorders among African American adolescents, ethnically salient assessment and diagnostic methods, and the evidence base for specific models. The information presented in this handbook helps bring the field closer to critical goals: increasing access to treatment, preventing misdiagnosis and over hospitalization, and reducing and ending disparities in research and care.

Topics featured in this book include:
  • The epidemiology of mental disorders in African American youth. 
  • Culturally relevant diagnosis and assessment of mental illness.
  • Uses of dialectical behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy.
  • Community approaches to promoting positive mental health and psychosocial well-being. 
  • Culturally relevant psychopharmacology.
  • Future directions for the field.
The Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in child and school psychology, public health, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, family medicine, and social work.


ADHD in African American youth Adolescent depression in African Americans Adolescent mood disorders in African Americans African American adolescents and mental health African American youth mental health African-American children and mental illness

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
    • 1
  • Cheryl S. Al-Mateen
    • 2
  • Nirbhay N. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Georgetown University Medical CenteDepartment of PsychiatryWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryVirginia Commonwealth University SchoolRICHMONDUSA
  3. 3.Medical College of Georgia, Augusta UnivDept of Psychiatry & Health BehaviorAugusta, GAUSA

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