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A Child Called It

Author : Dave Pelzer
ISBN : 9781558743663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Child Called It

Author : David J. Pelzer
ISBN : 0929099028
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books

Author : Pat R. Scales
ISBN : 9781442264335
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 74.31 MB
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This authoritative handbook gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. With a profile of each book that includes its plot and characters, related materials and published reviews, awards and prizes, and Web and audiovisual resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Self Help That Works

Author : John C. Norcross Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780199323647
Genre : Psychology
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Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work? Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.
Category: Psychology

Mental Health And Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia Of Conditions Treatments And Well Being 3 Volumes

Author : Len Sperry
ISBN : 9781440803833
Genre : Psychology
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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies
Category: Psychology

Reading With An I To The Heavens

Author : Angela Kim Harkins
ISBN : 9783110251814
Genre : Religion
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This book examines the collection of prayers known as the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). The thesis of this book is that the ritualized reading of reports describing visionary experiences written in the first person “I” had the potential to create within the ancient reader the subjectivity of a visionary which can then predispose him to have a religious experience. The author offers new interdisciplinary insights into meditative ritual reading as a religious practice for transformation in antiquity.
Category: Religion

Reading Is My Window

Author : Megan Sweeney
ISBN : 080789835X
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading. Although penal officials have sometimes endorsed reading as a means to control prisoners, Sweeney illuminates the resourceful ways in which prisoners educate and empower themselves through reading. Given the scarcity of counseling and education in prisons, women use books to make meaning from their experiences, to gain guidance and support, to experiment with new ways of being, and to maintain connections with the world.
Category: Social Science

My Story

Author : Dave Pelzer
ISBN : 0752864017
Genre : Abused children
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The remarkable trilogy from SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller Dave Pelzer - now in one volume. A CHILD CALLED 'IT' is Dave Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. Throughout, Dave kept alive the dream of finding a family who would love and care for him. THE LOST BOY: the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him. A MAN NAMED DAVE: the gripping conclusion to this inspirational trilogy. With extraordinary generosity of spirit, Dave takes us on a journey into his past. At last he confronts his father and ultimately his mother. Finally, Dave finds the courage to break the chains of the past and learn to love, trust and live for the future.
Category: Abused children

Dave Pelzer S Life Lessons

Author : David J. Pelzer
ISBN : 9780007146918
Genre : Adult child abuse victims
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Dave Pelzer's case of child abuse was one of the worst recorded cases in US history. Yet he was able to rise above these horrific circumstances and become who he wanted to be. How was it possible for him to overcome such insurmountable odds? In this little book, Dave Pelzer gives advice on how to survive difficulty and change your life, bringing hope and help for everyone when times are tough. He shares the principles he has discovered on how to survive difficulty and embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth.
Category: Adult child abuse victims

Understanding Children S Spirituality

Author : Kevin E. Lawson
ISBN : 9781621893684
Genre : Religion
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How important is childhood in the spiritual formation of a person? How do children experience God in the context of their lives as they grow? What does God do in the lives of children to draw them to himself and help them grow into a vital relationship with him? How can adults who care about children better support their spiritual growth and direct it toward relationship with God through Jesus Christ? These are critical questions that church leaders face as they consider how best to nurture the faith of the children God brings into our lives. In this book, over two dozen Christian scholars and ministry leaders explore important issues about the spiritual life of children and ways parents, church leaders, and others who care about children can promote their spiritual formation.
Category: Religion

Best Practices In Adolescent Literacy Instruction

Author : Kathleen A. Hinchman
ISBN : 1593856938
Genre : Education
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Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media; integrating literacy instruction with science, social studies, and math; and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Vivid case studies, thoughtful discussion questions and activities in each chapter, and detailed ideas for program and lesson planning make this an indispensable classroom resource and professional development tool.
Category: Education

Building Academic Literacy

Author : Audrey Fielding
ISBN : UCSC:32106016515253
Genre : Education
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Boost the Engagement and Achievement of Adolescent Readers Building Academic Literacy: Lessons from Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms, Grades 6—12, features pieces by five middle and high school teachers working with the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework introduced in Reading for Understanding (Schoenbach et al., Jossey-Bass, 1999). Filled with instructional tips, lesson plans, and curriculum resources, this book offers guidance on conducting Academic Literacy courses using readings from the companion student book–Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship (Fielding and Schoenbach, Jossey-Bass, 2003). It can serve as an excellent resource for any content area teacher, grades 6—12, looking for classroom-based ideas to motivate adolescents in becoming more active, engaged and strategic readers. "Whenever we read books about teaching, we ask ourselves, ‘But what does that look like in the classroom?’ Building Academic Literacy: Lessons from Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms answers the question of what ‘Academic Literacy’ is, why it matters, and how teachers can develop these key intellectual habits in their students. This book, and its companion anthology, provide me the guidance and resources that I need." –Jim Burke, author, The Reader’s Handbook and The English Teacher’s Companion "Following close upon the heels of the widely acclaimed book Reading for Understanding, this new two-volume companion set, Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship and Building Academic Literacy: Lessons from Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms, is certain to propel Academic Literacy as a course of study into increasingly more middle and high school classrooms." –Donna Alvermann, professor of education, University of Georgia and past president, International Reading Association
Category: Education

Advocating For Children In Foster And Kinship Care

Author : Mitchell Rosenwald
ISBN : 9780231519359
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the first to provide strategies for effective advocacy and placement within the foster care and kinship care systems. It also takes a rare look at the dynamics of the foster and kinship relationship, not just among children and the agency workers and service providers who intervene on their behalf, but also between children and those who take in and care for them as permanency develops. Drawing on their experience interacting with and writing about the institution of foster care, Mitchell Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley have composed a unique text that helps practitioners, foster parents, and relative caregivers realize successful transitions for youth, especially considering the traumas these children may suffer both before and after placement. Advocating for a child's best interests must begin early and remain consistent throughout assignment and adjustment. For practitioners, Rosenwald and Riley emphasize the best techniques for assessing a family's capabilities and for guiding families through the challenges of foster care. Part one details the steps potential foster parents and kinship caregivers must take, with the assistance of practitioners, to prepare themselves for placement. Part two describes tactics for successful advocacy within the court system, social service agencies, schools, and the medical and mental health establishments. Part three describes how to lobby for change at the agency and legislative levels, as well as within a given community. The authors illustrate recommendations through real-life scenarios and devote an entire chapter to brokering positive partnerships among practitioners, families, and other teams working to protect and transition children.
Category: Social Science

Too Close To Me

Author : Dave Pelzer
ISBN : 9780795343315
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author and child abuse survivor reveals the challenges that he still faces as an adult, as a husband, and as a father. In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and a family of his own. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Issues Advocacy And Leadership In Early Education

Author : Mary A. Jensen
ISBN : UVA:X004417467
Genre : Education
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This book meets the needs of today's early childhood teachers, administrators, and community leaders who are seeking to become better acquainted with critical issues in early education and to develop their own advocacy and leadership skills. It provides the tools and knowledge necessary for early childhood professionals to advocate for and address the implications of child-related policies. The book's articles and activities involve readers in an investigation of and reflection on issues and advocacy action. Readers are presented with various viewpoints that engage their critical thinking skills and expand their advocacy abilities, both inside and outside their immediate professional settings. Incorporated into the chapters are cases and vignettes, discussion questions, advocacy and leadership activities, advocacy strategy guidelines, fact sheets, and suggestions for additional resources and further readings. For anyone interested in policy or issues in Early Childhood Education.
Category: Education

The Crisis In Youth Mental Health Disorders In Adolescence

Author : Hiram E. Fitzgerald
ISBN : 0275984826
Genre : Adolescent Psychopathology
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Experts explain the apparent epidemic of psychological disorders among our children and teenagers presenting insights to the causes, displays, repercussions, and potential cures.
Category: Adolescent Psychopathology


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ISBN : NYPL:33433005886167
Genre : Liberalism (Religion)
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Category: Liberalism (Religion)