Mandela's Children; Growing Up in Post-Apartheid South Africa

New York: Routledge, 2001. Presumed First U.S. Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. ix, [1], 318 pages. Figures. References. Appendix. Index. Inscribed by Barbarin on the half-title page. Inscription reads To my dear Friend Andy, This is what I have been up to. Oscar. Oscar A. Barbarin, Ph.D. is Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been a principal investigator on several national studies of young children at risk of behavioral, emotional, and academic difficulties. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Understanding International, Cultural and Contextual Diversity in Child Development from SRCD. He was the 2020 recipient of the Award for Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Sciences from the Society for Prevention Research for his scholarly work on the psychosocial development of African American boys and young men. He was appointed chair of the US National Committee for Psychology by the National Academies of Science and elected to the executive board of the International Union of Psychological Sciences and the SRCD Governing Board. His past work focuses on children’s mental health particularly the effects of trauma on the emergence of behavior problems; black-white achievement gaps and effectiveness of early childhood programs. Linda is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She has made major contributions to the impact of maternal and child undernutrition on adult health and to studies of inequality in early childhood; risk and protective factors for early child development, amongst others. The gap between the hope for improved social conditions in post-apartheid South Africa and the grim reality of black life there is specially striking for South African children, who face serious threats to their health and development as a consequence of poverty, racism, violence, and social inequality. Mandela's Children present the contrasting conditions of :hope and peril:" that characterize life in South African families, schools, and communities. Condition: Very good / No Dust Jacket issued.

Keywords: Child Development, Social Transformation, Poverty, Living Standards, Domestic Violence, Social Development, Self-Regulation, Socioemotional Development, Adaptive Families, Resilient Children, Child Assessment

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