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Poussaint, Alvin F.

Overview
Works: 78 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 7,464 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Internet videos  Educational films  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ756, 306.8742
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alvin F Poussaint
Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors by Bill Cosby( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the problems facing many African American communities, encourages people to move forward in their lives by overcoming feelings of low self-esteem, fearfulness, and anger
Raising Black children : two leading psychiatrists confront the educational, social, and emotional problems facing Black children by James P Comer( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with the traditional demands of parenthood, today's parents must grapple with such daunting issues of drugs, AIDS, violence, and educational pressures. But black parents face an even more challenging task; they must actively combat negative messages of racism while teaching their children to succeed in a white-dominated culture. In this thorough guide to parenting, two noted child psychiatrists, both African-American, focus on the special concerns of black parents. They offer comprehensive advice on nearly 1,000 common child-rearing questions, paying particular attention to such problems as building self-esteem and helping black children cope with the often unconscious racism of white society. Authoritative and comprehensive, Raising Black Children is an indispensable resource for every African-American family and for teachers of all races who seek to gain sensitivity to the needs of their black pupils. - back of book
Black child care : how to bring up a healthy Black child in America : a guide to emotional and psychological development by James P Comer( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to serve as a practical reference guide for parents. The bulk of it is devoted to a stage-by-stage study of the black child's development from infancy through adolescence with special emphasis on the role of parents and teachers of school age children. The book begins with a brief summary of the historical experience of black youth in America. A question-and-answer format is used throughout the book. Most child care books are considered to be geared toward the middle-income white family, and few discuss race-related issues of child rearing and low-income children and families. Because race-related and income-related issues are said to cause special problems, it is held essential that an approach to child rearing that takes these important factors into consideration be available. Among the topics discussed are how children mature and how that growth affects their emotional, psychological, and social development. The intent is to share with the parent some of the latest findings and thinking in the child development field. Knowing the causes of black family problems and what can be done about them, as well as having an awareness of black family and community strengths, can affect how black mothers and fathers think about themselves and, in turn, influence the kind of care they give their young. It can also affect, it is stated, how white teachers and others view black youth. (Author/JM)
Lay my burden down : unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the historical, cultural, and social factors that have led to what they term "posttraumatic slavery syndrome," the legacy of mental anguish linked to the brutal traumas inflicted on African-Americans during slavery and its aftermath. Discusses the practical signs to look for when dealing with depression, where to find help, and the differing needs of black men and women. Proposes the need to look again at abuse, gunplay, and illness including HIV, as examples of self-destructive, suicidal behavior
Generation M : misogyny in media and culture( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this ... documentary, Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture. The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture. Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all of its forms -- making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls."--Container
Fatherhood by Bill Cosby( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dolphin book." A collection of ruminations, anecdotes, and vignettes based on Cosby's experiences as a son and father
Captive Audience : Advertising Invades the Classroom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the growing youth market as in-school advertising has steadily increased in America's public schools in recent years with little or no public awareness. Includes interviews with teachers, students, parents, and activists
Why Blacks kill Blacks by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Black men think by Janks Morton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misrepresentations have played in the decimation of modern era Black relationships, and how the symbiotic relationship between government, media and Black leadership perpetuates misinformation to further marginalize the role of Black men in society."--Container
Mickey Mouse Monopoly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Viewing Disney without rose-colored glasses," as the Boston Globe put it, Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world of Disney's animated films, and the stories they tell about race, gender, and class. The video reaches disturbing conclusions about the values being propagated under the veneer of childhood innocence and fun. Featuring interviews with media experts, cultural critics, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students, and children, this defiant video examines Disney's corporate power and explores its pervasive influence on global culture
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: entertainer and activist Bill Cosby appears with his co-author, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, to discuss his new book, 'Come On, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors, ' which tackles controversial and complicated issues such as the plight of the black family, black-on-black violence, high school dropout rates, the need for parental responsibility, and more
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: a special economic roundtable with David Bonior, Paul Gigot, John Harwood, Bethany McLean, and Mark Zandi; Bill Cosby, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Mayor Adrian Fenty, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters discuss confronting the challenges in the African American community
The historymakers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first installment focuses on the achievement of success of both well-known and unsung African Americans in the face of adversity through a series of real-life stories and experiences
The historymakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Simmons higher self series. This third volume focuses on possessing the courage to fight for your dreams. Through a series of real-life stories and experiences, this documentary illustrates great courage of African Americans
The possible dream? : the quest for racial & ethnic harmony in American schools( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... examines the outlook for racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. through the eyes of a group of teenagers following a racial brawl at their high school."--Program outline
Single parenthood : implications for American society by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What students want by United States Commission on Civil Rights( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave reparations( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectuals and civic leaders discuss the issue of payment of reparations to African Americans as the descendants of slaves, giving reasons why reparations should be paid and addressing a number of objections that are often raised
Other side of the news. the police, the press, and the public( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Boston news media, and others, discuss the actions and influence of the police, news meadia and public opinion in the case of Carol Stuart, who was shot and killed while in a car with her husband, Charles Stuart, on October 23, 1989
Early Childhood Cognitive Development : Weighing the Evidence( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does early brain stimulation really build a better baby? ABC News interviews experts on the subject and provides a thoughtful discussion among experts in the field
 
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Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors
Alternative Names
Alvin F. Poussaint Amerikaans psychiater

Alvin Francis Poussaint

Poussaint, Alvin.

Languages
English (71)

Covers
Raising Black children : two leading psychiatrists confront the educational, social, and emotional problems facing Black childrenLay my burden down : unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-AmericansFatherhood