The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina examines the hurricane's effects on traumatized children's academic progression; socialization; life opportunities; and social consciousness. Professor Dorothy Singleton presents improved teaching strategies and methodologies for working with traumatized children in any grade level. As writers gathered information for this book, several realized the need to better comprehend how this environmental tragedy has disrupted the lives of groups already politically and economically marginalized. This study features a range of information about these social groups including: history; culture; family life; and the day-to-day challenges faced by those still suffering from the hurricane's aftermath.
Dorothy M. Singleton is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues at North Carolina Central University. She is also the co-editor of the Journal on Minority Issues and Economic Development and has published numerous articles. Professor Singleton also facilitates forums to discuss issues of minorities related to diversity, race relations, and multicultural and alternative schools.
Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Educating Traumatized Children and Adolescents Chapter 3 Conceptual Framework for Developing Cultural Identity among African Americans Chapter 4 Things Fall Apart: African American Families in New Orleans Responding to Hurricane Katrina Chapter 5 Our Souls Look Back in Wonder: The Spirituality of African American Families Surviving Hurricane Katrina Chapter 6 Pre/Post Hurricane Katrina: Literacy Practices Promoting Development Within and Outside the Community Chapter 7 Success Lessons: Select Public Schools Weather the Storm Chapter 8 Katrina Aftermath: Students from Historically Black Universities and Their Perceptions of Social Consciousness Chapter 9 Techonlogy Engineering Educational Solutions for the Hurricane Katrina Region Chapter 10 Hurricane Katrina Survivors: Telling My Story