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Poussaint, Alvin F.

Works: 92 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 7,624 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Humor  Anecdotes  Nonfiction films  History  Trivia and miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ756, 306.8742
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alvin F Poussaint
Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors by Bill Cosby( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,487 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 )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 937 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
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 830 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
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 )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and held by 821 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)
Generation M : misogyny in media and culture( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 819 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of ruminations, anecdotes, and vignettes, the actor/ comedian covers the paternal gamut from the first child's birth to the challenges of raising teenagers and the ambivalence of watching kids leave home
Captive Audience : Advertising Invades the Classroom( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 443 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
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon Riggs brings his landmark study of prejudice and perception begun in Ethnic Notions into the Television Age and looks at over forty years of race relations through the lens of prime time entertainment with an analysis of the portrayal of African-Americans on American television from 1948-1988. He argues that earlier images were outright racist, and that later images have been overly biased towards prosperous blacks. This Peabody Award winning documentary revisits popular prime time television shows such as Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots. Actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll and Tim Reid along with Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steven Bochco and David Wolper reveal how bitter racial conflict was absorbed by the non-controversial format of the prime time series
Why Blacks kill Blacks by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Mouse Monopoly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a close and critical look at the animated films produced by the Disney Company and the cultural values and assumptions propagated in terms of race, gender and class. Includes contributions from cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, educators and children
What Black men think by Janks Morton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 138 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
Theo and me : growing up okay by Malcolm-Jamal Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular teenage television actor uses excerpts from his fan mail as a jumping-off point to discuss troublesome aspects of adolescence, including family life, dating, and drugs, with examples drawn from his own experiences on and off the set of "The Cosby Show."
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. Alvin Poussaint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatrist and civic leader Dr. Alvin Poussaint was born in East Harlem, New York, on May 15, 1934. He received his M.D. from Cornell University, completing his residency in psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and receiving his M.S. degree in 1964. Believing that racism was the core mental health problem for the African American community, Poussaint joined the civil rights movement in the South. He joined a team of healthcare professionals as the southern field director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Mississippi, helping desegregate healthcare facilities throughout the South. Later, he joined the staff of Tufts Medical School, where he served as director of the psychiatry program in a low-income housing project. In 1969, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He has served as media consultant for The Cosby Show and A Different World. Active with many organizations, Poussaint has written numerous articles and books
Success by Michael A Walker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 43 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
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 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
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 35 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
What students want; a national survey. Introduction by Alvin F. Poussaint by United States Commission on Civil Rights( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historymakers talking truth( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 29 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
Single parenthood : implications for American society by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The possible dream? : the quest for racial & ethnic harmony in American schools( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 28 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
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Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors
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-AmericansFatherhoodContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Alvin F. Poussaint Amerikaans psychiater

Alvin F. Poussaint psiquiatra estadounidense

Alvin Francis Poussaint

Alvin Francis Poussaint psichiatra statunitense

Alvin Francis Poussaint psiquiatre estatunidenc

Alvin Francis Poussaint psychiatre américain

Poussaint, Alvin.

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English (82)