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BEYOND SUNDAY MORNING: THE SOUTHERN BLACK CHURCH'S RESPONSE TO ADOLESCENT RISK-TAKING BEHAVIOR

by WILEY, DEBRA T

Abstract (Summary)
During the past century researchers from various disciplines have explored the dynamics of the Black Church. This study attempts to explore the agenda-setting process of the Black Church relative to adolescent sex behavior. Specifically, this study will examine the agenda-setting role of selected Black Churches in Dougherty County, Georgia. Concentrating on the Southern Black church is a critical perspective due to the alarming statistics pertaining to minority adolescents’ risk-taking behavior in the Southern region. Given the inhibitions on providing adolescent sex education and the increasing number of adolescents engaging in sexual activities, health agencies have aggressively sought diverse forums through which adolescents can access information about health relationships and sexual behavior. Though the value conflicts of the church are on-going concerns for many scholars, several contend the Black Church has the potential to be a tremendous agent of change for adolescent sexual behavior.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:black church adolescent sexual risk taking behavior african american

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Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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