Our Children - Our Responsibilities: Saving the Youth We Are Losing to Gangs (Black Studies and Critical Thinking #13) (Paperback)
Our Children - Our Responsibilities walks the reader through the social, psychological and theological dynamics and rationale for a step-by-step whole systems change model designed to address issues plaguing the African American community and youth gravitating to gang environments. Drawing upon an expansive audience of scholars and practitioners to support its propositions, the book moves away from talking about the problems to conveying a well designed multi-disciplinary and detailed change strategy. It challenges traditional beliefs, praxes and strategies that typically start with a focus on youth as the central point and boldly addresses the multitude of inter-related issues that plague the African American community. The model is expanded to a global context, which is a critical perspective since every continent has a gang problem and/or community-based issues that give rise to youth gravitating to gangs.
Christopher Anne Robinson-Easley is CEO of Enlightening Management Consultants, Inc. (www.enlighteningmanagementconsultants.com), an Associate Professor of Management at Governors State University and a former seminarian at Chicago Theological Seminary. She received her PhD in organization development from Benedictine University. Over the course of her twenty-one year consulting career, Dr. Easley has extensively worked with entrepreneurial firms, government agencies, non profits, social service and religious organizations and the corporate business sector.