Book Description: Highlighting the diversity among Black Afro-American families, the authors first five chapters explore a number of cultural issues including racism, racial identification, and skin color issues; extended family patterns and informal adoptions; role flexibility and boundary confusion; religion and spirituality. Numerous case examples provide illustrations of these topics. The latter part of the book further explores socioeconomic differences with specific chapters on poor inner-city, single-parent, and middle-class Black families. An important element of this work is the description of the Multisystems Model which allows family therapists to intervene at multiple level with Black families including the individual, the family, the extended family, church and community networks, and the social service system. Dr. Boyd-Franklin's clear presentation of this model will allow the practicing therapist to apply it to even the most complex treatment realities. In addition, this Multisystems Model has applicability to many other ethnic groups and treatment situations. This book provides a comprehensive syllabus for training programs interested in including ethnicity, culture, and the treatment of Black families in their curriculum. It offers students and practitioners in therapy a scholarly, incisive analysis that sets a standard for ethnicity studies in the therapeutic arena.