Tyrone Barnes is a street poet who has witnessed the devastating results of a turf war, the violence associated with knives and guns, and the influences of education on youth. In a raw and moving collection of urban poetry, Barnes lyrically explores why violence does not pay, how a tragic day in New York City changed the world, why it’s important to work an honest job, how to love ourselves despite our flaws, and what it was like to grow up in the projects. Through it all, Barnes encourages youth and others to shun a life of crime and pursue a clean and honest existence that allows for love, forgiveness, healing, and for dreams to come true. The Mind of the Forensic Poet shares a young man’s thoughtful reflections on street life, gangs, education, and the world around him.
We need to recover a truth that has been all but lost in modern-day Christianity. It has been buried for too long, and it is too valuable to be forgotten. This life-changing truth is that the heart is the key to everything in the Christian life. The heart is the wellspring of all our actions, emotions, motives, and character. Everything we are, everything we say, and everything we do flows directly from the heart. In The Heart-The Key to Everything in the Christian Life, believers will discover how the heart is central to spiritual growth and how it will help us better reflect the image of Christ in a fallen world. The heart is the key to our service and obedience to the Father. The heart is the key to the purity and depth of our worship, praise, and love of God. It is time the Christian church once again teaches a proper understanding of the heart so that we can fully embrace and manifest the life of Christ within us.
This fascinating and provocative 2005 book will change the way you think about democracy. Challenging conventional wisdom, Daniel Ross shows how from its origins and into its globalized future, violence is an integral part of the democratic system. He draws on the examples of global terrorism and security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the relation of colonial powers to indigenous populations, and the treatment of asylum seekers. His analysis of these controversial issues moves beyond the comfortable stances of both left and right to show that democracy is violent, from its beginning and at its heart.
Moffatt addresses the two sides of this cycle of violence, including examples from clinical case studies and treatment options. He details crimes against children, ranging from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, filicide, and infanticide, and addresses aggression committed by children against other people, property, and self, including self-mutilation and suicide.
"This book is a must for all emergency departments and a valuable resource for anyone scheduled to work there. It covers the history and evolution of violence in emergency departments and offers excellent exhibits for quick reference..." --Doody's Violence in the emergency department (ED) is a critical, even life-threatening problem facing ED nurses and physicians daily. Emergency room personnel have repeatedly reported being threatened, harassed, and seriously injured by hostile patients, including psychiatrically ill patients, substance abusers, and criminals, as well as by patients' families and friends. During this nursing shortage, it is imperative that hospital administrators take the necessary measures to create a violence-free emergency room. This book educates health care professionals and hospital administrators about all aspects of ED violence. The author provides all the essential tools and strategies for preventing violence before it starts, and managing it if it occurs. In this book, Allen provides practical guidelines for assessing the potential risk of violence in the ED and implementing a violence defense strategy and program. Key topics discussed: How to assess the potential risk of violence in individual patients How to identify the types of patients that are most likely to be violent in the ED and why they are violent How to plan and implement a violence defense program by increasing security, charging penalties and fines, announcing hospital-wide alerts, and more How to improve communication strategies with both colleagues and violent patients in the ED How to increase awareness of the the significant problem of lateral violence among healthcare personnel Violence in the Emergency Department will not only help safeguard physicians and nurses from injury, it will serve as one more step toward healing the critical nursing shortage, increasing job satisfaction, and improving patient care.