Raising Your Future is a tour of the mind of the child as well as a tried and tested method for teaching responsibility. There are many influences that determine how a child turns out, including many over which we have no control, such as genetics, peer influence and other environmental factors. This book deals with the parental factor, and how we can maximize the optimum parental influences to direct a satisfactory outcome, all things considered.
Raising Our Children Out of Poverty shows what can be done at the national and local community levels to raise children out of poverty by strengthening families, communities, and social services. br>Based on the April 1998 symposium “Raising Our Children Out of Poverty” at the Saint Louis University School of Social Service, this important book is particularly timely given the prevalence of poverty among children in the United States. Social Work practitioners and other helping advocates will discover chapters discussing the future of foster care, ecumenical housing, collaborative practice in low income communities, fostering resiliency in children, programs that are alternatives to incarceration, and an innovative family support and empowerment program. This important book will help you provide improved services to families and children living in poverty.
A Guide to Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today's World
Author: Linda Goldman
In this timely and much-needed book, Linda Goldman addresses the many frightening events that impact our children by providing the reader with a seamless mixture of theory and practice garnered from her extensive experience in the field. Raising Our Children to Be Resilient includes trauma resolution techniques and case studies, discussions of the respective roles played by parents, teachers and the larger community as well as additional resources for those in a position to help children who have been traumatized. The goal of Raising Our Children to Be Resilient is exactly what its title promises: to help children through their pain and confusion and guide them into a flexible and compassionate adulthood.
Parenting is not a job for the faint of heart. It is difficult to look into those little faces and make the tough decisions. How much of an impact have you made in your children's lives? If you asked your child who is their role model,do you know your child well enough to know what their answer would be? How certain are you that it won't be your child's face that makes the headline the next time there is a school shooting, bombing or murder by boredom? who is realy raising your children?
Based on Deborah Doucette’s personal experience raising a grandchild, this book examines the myriad factors involved in kinship care, specifically when grandparents begin to raise their grandchildren. Filled with true stories from people who have raised their children’s children, and including advice from Dr. Jeffrey R. LaCure throughout, this family-focused book looks at this fairly common relationship from all sides. Now in its second edition, Raising Our Children’s Children has been updated to include recent social developments, such as the trend toward multigenerational family living where children, their parents, and their grandparents all live under one roof.
A group of entities on the other side of the veil came together for the specific purpose of dictating this material to Sherri through automatic writing. This was originally introduced in her first book, “Windows of Opportunity.” As they stated, “The purpose of this book is simple. It is to help people make it through the Shift with as little stress and drama as is humanly possible during a sensation of this type, and it is sensational as it is something that beings are gathering from all corners of the universe to see. It is something that entities would give there ‘soul teeth’ to be part of because it is so juicy and so new and so historic. Being on your side and having to worry about weather changes and storms and disasters isn’t fun, and we all know that, but on this side we know that every one of you who is there signed up for it and you were chosen to be there. It is not something that you are part of because of bad luck.”
America is a great nation in so many ways: we enjoy unparalleled freedoms; a robust economy characterized by hard work and entrepreneurship; a justice system which permits citizens to be judged by a jury of their peers; the greatest healthcare system in the world and much more. Considering what we have in America, what can possibly be wrong? To start with, 9/11 sent a message to Americans that we need to pay closer attention to what is going on around the world. As citizens, we also need to monitor U.S policies abroad and how they influence other people with whom we share the planet. America's decline in popularity, even among our allies, deserves close scrutiny and warrants introspection. For all of our wealth, to many of America's citizens, this feels like a nation of haves and have-nots. Many middle income Americans have seen their incomes stagnate relative to dramatically accelerating incomes of the wealthy. Our inner cities are plagued with drugs, violence, children growing up without fathers and decaying public schools. Even in the suburbs, many teens face problems, which for some seem so overwhelming, that suicide seems the only way out. Many Americans are disenchanted with the political process in which our politicians all too often fail to have the strength of their convictions and waste the tax dollars of hard-working Americans. In spite of our great healthcare system, an astonishing number of Americans are overweight, smoke cigarettes, are alcoholics or drug addicts, and don't exercise. Ten Steps to American Greatness outlines a specific agenda for America and will arm the average reader with enough knowledge to be an effective citizen-and the envy of your peers when discussing the major issues of our time!
A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers South Bay High's Jayd Jackson finally has her own ride, but that sure doesn't mean her troubles are over. . . These days, Jayd just can't seem to get a break. Her car is more trouble than it's worth; her girl Mickey is being forced to attend continuation school; and Rah and his ex Sandy are still arguing. Despite these distractions, Jayd concentrates on making potions for hair and developing her own signature braid technique, which is getting her a lot of respect and money. But then school starts up again, and with it comes more drama. If Jayd wants to keep it all under control, she'll have to look deep into herself and take her destiny into her own hands. . .