Sicangu MVP supports male survivors and/or any person who identifies as male of violence and their families by identifying and providing safety, support, culturally supportive response and advocacy to our male and identifying male relatives ages 10-18 years of age, who have experienced violence such as Interpersonal Violence, Child Abuse/Child Neglect, Gang Related Violence, Teen Dating Violence, Bullying, Sexual Assaults and Self Harm.
The structure in African American families is often nuclear and extended with non-related “family” members.
Institutionalization of elders has historically been avoided, with sons and daughters taking on the family caretaker role.
Many African Americans like hearty meals that may include meat, fish, greens, rice, grits, white and sweet potatoes, corn, turnips, eggplant, peanuts, and homemade desserts.
An apt analogy to keep in mind is that learning about a specific model of car is helped by referencing the operator’s manual, but reading and even memorizing that manual doesn’t replace learning how to drive a car.
The following cultural patterns may represent many African Americans, but do not represent all people in a community.