Boys and men of color face significant barriers to employment and education. They are also over represented in the criminal justice system. Many evidence-based interventions have been developed to support this population, but have primarily focused on behavior, diversion and system or policy change. An overlooked element in serving this population is the role gender and identity play. Specifically, interventions have failed to address how masculinity and patriarchy impact boys of color in their social-emotional development and self-efficacy.
The curriculum developed for this thesis aims to help boys of color ages 14–18 to develop a positive identity and improve their ability to advocate for themselves, their peers and their community. It explores not only gender but also issues of race, socioeconomic class, and sexuality. The curriculum intends to provide boys of color with a deeper understanding of positive and toxic masculinity and the interaction of systems of oppression.
|Commitee:||Santhiveeran, Janaki, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Ethnic studies, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Adolescents, Boys and men of color, Healthy, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Toxic|
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