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Rosa Lee

Author : Leon Dash
ISBN : 9780465055869
Genre : Social Science
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Based on a heart-rending and much discussed series in the Washington Post, this is the story of one woman and her family living in the projects in Washington, D.C. A transcendent piece of writing, it won the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.For four years Leon Dash of the Washington Post followed the lives of Rosa Lee Cunningham, her children, and five of her grandchildren, in an effort to understand the persistence of poverty and pathology within America’s black underclass. Rosa Lee’s life story spans a half century of hardship in the slums and housing projects of Southeast Washington, a stone’s throw from the marble halls and civic monuments of the world’s most prosperous nation. Yet for all of America’s efforts, Rosa Lee and millions like her remain trapped in a cycle of poverty characterized by illiteracy, teenage pregnancy, drugs, and violent crime.Dash brings us into her life and the lives of her family members offering a human drama that statistics can only refer to. He also shows how some people—including two of Rosa Lee’s children—have made it out of the ghetto, breaking the cycle to lead stable middle-class lives in the mainstream of American society.
Category: Social Science

When Children Want Children

Author : Leon Dash
ISBN : 0252071239
Genre : Social Science
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The author's exploration of the causes and effects of the ever-lowering age of teenage parents among poor black youths finds that the growing trend toward early motherhood is a result of a deliberate choice, rather than a lack of birth control and inadequate sex education.
Category: Social Science

The Quick Reference Guide To Addictions And Recovery Counseling

Author : Dr. Tim Clinton
ISBN : 9781441244604
Genre : Religion
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The newest addition to the popular Quick-Reference Guide collection, The Quick-Reference Guide to Addictions and Recovery Counseling focuses on the widespread problem of addictions of all kinds. It is an A-Z guide for assisting pastors, professional counselors, and everyday believers to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies (1) typical symptoms and patterns, (2) definitions and key thoughts, (3) questions to ask, (4) directions for the conversation, (5) action steps, (6) biblical insights, (7) prayer starters, and (8) recommended resources.
Category: Religion

Dream In Color

Author : Linda Sánchez
ISBN : 9780446542777
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By sharing moments from their childhood in Southern California, Linda and Loretta will pass on the values and traditions they learned from their parents--Mexican immigrants who, despite not having graduated high school themselves, made sure all seven of their children went to and graduated from college--that enabled them to conquer challenges and make history. They will speak frankly on the professional highs and lows, successes and scandals that constitute their distinguished careers, and show that the key to realizing your dreams is, above all else, always be true to yourself. Often considered Congress's Odd Couple, these warm witty sisters are not only perfect role models for young Latinas in the US, but for all young women looking to break out and create a brighter future for themselves.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Learning Through Field

Author : Susan F. Cochrane
ISBN : UOM:39015041927644
Genre : Education
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Those new to social work know that their fieldwork experience is the most fulfilling, gratifying aspect of their job. Yet is also can be the most confusing, stressful, challenging and frightening part. This book, therefore is intended for new social workers to help them discover, understand and benefit from the developmental process of their fieldwork. Written in a friendly, helpful manner, the book helps readers to identify their strengths, needs, and learning styles; to become familiar with agency organization on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; to formulate their field goals and strategize ways to evaluate learning; to develop and to build on the supervisory relationship; and to end their placement in a thoughtful and effective manner. Novice social workers, social work teachers and social service professionals.
Category: Education

Social Work And Mental Health

Author : Malcolm Golightley
ISBN : 9781526413413
Genre : Medical
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A clear and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding mental health.
Category: Medical

The Fence

Author : Darrell J. Steffensmeier
ISBN : 0847674959
Genre : Social Science
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This book is based on the experiences of a dealer in stolen goods (alias 'Sam Goodman'), whose history serves as a model for understanding the role that fences play in today's society. Steffensmeier provides a detailed analysis of how a fence develops relationships with thieves, customers, and other fences, how prices are set and negotiated, the profits derived, and the skills required for the job, and the meaning and rewards of fencing. Steffensmeier relates the potential consequences: the events surrounding Sam's eventual arrest and conviction for receiving stolen property. Sociologists, criminologists, law enforcement officers, and public policy makers will find this an book enlightening and engaging portrayal of the criminal career.
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Social Work Research

Author : Sakinah N. Salahu-din
ISBN : 0321057228
Genre : Political Science
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This clearly written, user-friendly research methods text takes an applied approach by using case examples, practical assignments, and an encouraging tone throughout.
Category: Political Science

Born To Rebel

Author : Benjamin E. Mays
ISBN : 9780820342276
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born the son of a sharecropper in 1894 near Ninety Six, South Carolina, Benjamin E. Mays went on to serve as president of Morehouse College for twenty-seven years and as the first president of the Atlanta School Board. His earliest memory, of a lynching party storming through his county, taunting but not killing his father, became for Mays an enduring image of black-white relations in the South. Born to Rebel is the moving chronicle of his life, a story that interlaces achievement with the rebuke he continually confronted.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cider With Rosie

Author : Laurie Lee
ISBN : 9781497641341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This international-bestselling memoir of childhood in post–World War I rural England is one of the most endearing portraits of youth in all literature. Three years old and wrapped in a Union Jack to protect him from the sun, Laurie Lee arrived in the village of Slad in the final summer of the First World War. The cottage his mother had rented for three and sixpence a week had neither running water nor electricity, but it was surrounded by a lovely half-acre garden and, most importantly, it was big enough for the seven children in her care. It was here, in a verdant valley tucked into the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, that Laurie Lee learned to look at life with a painter’s eye and a poet’s heart—qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England’s most cherished authors. In this vivid recollection of a magical time and place, water falls from the scullery pump “sparkling like liquid sky.” Autumn is more than a season—it is a land eternally aflame, like Moses’s burning bush. Every midnight, on a forlorn stretch of heath, a phantom carriage reenacts its final, wild ride. And, best of all, the first secret sip of cider, “juice of those valleys and of that time,” leads to a boy’s first kiss, “so dry and shy, it was like two leaves colliding in air.” An instant classic when it was first published in 1959, Cider with Rosie is one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature. The first installment in an autobiographical trilogy that includes As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, it is also a heartfelt and lyrical ode to England, and to a way of life that may belong to the past, but will never be forgotten.
Category: Biography & Autobiography