Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strength-based Look at the State of the Black Child

This report was published by the National Black Child Development Institute.

HERE IS HOW THE PUBLISHER DESCRIBES THIS REPORT:

NBCDI's State of the Black Child initiative is focused on creating resources that challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children-one which overemphasizes limitations and deficits and does not draw upon the considerable strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by our children, families, and communities. The report is designed to address the needs of policymakers, advocates, principals, teachers, parents and others, by weaving together three elements:

    1. Essays from experts that focus on using our children's, families' and communities' strengths to improve outcomes for Black children
    2. "Points of Proof" from organizations that serve not as exceptions, but as examples of places where Black children and families are succeeding
    3. Data points that indicate how our children and families are doing across a range of measures

 

National Black Child Development Institute. (2013). Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-based Look at the State of the Black Child.  Washington, DC.: National Black Child Development Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.nbcdi.org/beingblack

Related Resources