|About the Book|
In his book, I GotCho Back, Dr. Horn combines research findings with his 20 years of community experience to provide insights and guidance about how to relate with young Black males. Throughout his book, Dr. Horn eloquently provides a historicalMoreIn his book, I GotCho Back, Dr. Horn combines research findings with his 20 years of community experience to provide insights and guidance about how to relate with young Black males. Throughout his book, Dr. Horn eloquently provides a historical context for some of the most profound lifespan development issues that impact many young Black males in America. Especially after the recent underpinnings of the Trayvon Martin case, Dr. Horns manuscript is a significantly relevant tool to assist teachers, therapists, doctors, attorneys, community leaders, and lay people with their work helping underserved communities, particularly in the area of race relations and trauma awareness. In essence, its an advisory book that provides personal and professional research that directly or indirectly influences the lifespan development of young Black males. Consistent throughout the research, Dr. Horn provides multiple examples of resources that have proven to be effective with young Black males such as, the Black church, extended family members, and specific therapeutic modalities. Most impactful, Dr. Horns research resurfaces silenced voices of young Black males, as told through the lens of identity development, inadequate education, ineffective parenting, language acquisition, and therapeutic interventions. I GotCho Back is a stimulating book that allows the reader to delve into the nuances of young Black males lifespan development issues. As a result of delving into these nuances, the author intends to inspire readers to become more interested in improving relationships with young Black males.