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A Private Family Matter

Author : Victor Rivers
ISBN : 0743487885
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Rivers' childhood was marked with violence. Even when his family escaped Cuba and Castro, Rivers and his mother still had to endure violence at the hands of a jealous and strict father. This is his story.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Private Family Matter

Author : Victor Rivas Rivers
ISBN : 9781416534686
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This is a story about how I was saved by love at a time when most people considered me beyond rescue," begins Victor Rivas Rivers in this powerful chronicle of how he escaped the war zone of domestic violence -- too often regarded as a "private family matter" -- and went on to become a good man, a film star, and a prominent activist. The Cuban-born author begins by recalling when he was kidnapped, along with three of his siblings, by his own father, who abandoned Victor's pregnant mother and took the children on a cross-country hell-ride that nearly ended in a fatal collision. This journey of survival portrays with riveting detail how, instead of becoming a madman like his father, Victor was saved by a band of mortal angels. Miraculously, seven families stepped forward, along with teachers and coaches, to empower him on his road from gang member to class president, through harrowing and hilarious football adventures at Florida State and with the Miami Dolphins, to overcoming the Hollywood odds and becoming a champion for all those impacted by domestic violence. Though at times Victor's odyssey is heartbreaking and disturbing, A Private Family Matter is ultimately a triumphant testament to humanity, courage, and love. Profound and poignant, it is a compelling memoir with a cause. Victor Rivers's way of thanking all the angels and advocates who made a difference in his life is by trying to make a difference in all of ours.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Chicken Soup For The Soul Family Matters

Author : Jack Canfield
ISBN : 9781611591361
Genre : Self-Help
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Readers will be amused, comforted, and encouraged by stories about “nutty” families just like their own, and realize we all have the same family matters and what really matters is families. A quirky and fun holiday book and a great bridal shower or wedding gift! Nearly everyone thinks their own family is “nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Category: Self-Help

A Family Matter

Author : Megan Gaucher
ISBN : 9780774836456
Genre : Political Science
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What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government’s assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants’ relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative of citizenship reinforces racialized, gendered, and sexualized assumptions about the “Canadian family.” As many Western governments ponder more restrictive immigration policies, A Family Matter offers a timely examination of the Canadian approach and proposes a course for re-evaluating how family is defined and for implementing fairer assessments of immigrants and refugees.
Category: Political Science

Family Matters In The British And American Novel

Author : Andrea O'Reilly Herrera
ISBN : 0879727462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contributors examine the literature that challenges widely held assumptions about the form of the family, familial authority patterns, and the function of courtship, marriage, and family life from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Topics include: the family as a microcosm of the larger political sphere in Charlotte Smith, Jane West, Elizabeth Fenwick, Mrs. Opie, and Mary Shelley, and alternatives to the nuclear patriarchal family in Charlotte Bront�, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Mary Louisa Molesworth.
Category: Literary Criticism

Handbook Of Family Policies Across The Globe

Author : Mihaela Robila
ISBN : 9781461467717
Genre : Social Science
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Family policy holds a particular status in the quest for a more equitable world as it intersects the rights of women, children, and workers. But despite local and global efforts and initiatives, the state of family policy in different areas of the world varies widely. Through a cross-section of countries on six continents, Family Policies Across the Globe offers the current state of the laws concerning family life, structure, and services, providing historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context. Lucidly written chapters analyze key aspects of family definition, marriage, child well-being, work/family balance, and family assistance, reviewing underlying social issues and controversies as they exist in each country. Details of challenges to implementation and methods of evaluating policy outcomes bring practical realities into sharp focus, and each chapter concludes with recommendations for improvement at the research, service, and governmental levels. The result is an important comparative look at how governments support families, and how societies perceive themselves as they evolve. Among the issues covered: Sierra Leone: toward sustainable family policies. Russia: folkways versus state-ways. Japan: policy responses to a declining population. Australia: reform, revolutions, and lingering effects. Canada: a patchwork policy. Colombia: a focus on policies for vulnerable families. Researchers , professors and graduate students in the fields of social policy, child and family studies, psychology, sociology, and social work will find in Family Policies Across the Globe a reference that will grow in importance as world events continue to develop.
Category: Social Science

Health Insurance Is A Family Matter

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309085182
Genre : Medical
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Health Insurance is a Family Matter is the third of a series of six reports on the problems of uninsurance in the United Sates and addresses the impact on the family of not having health insurance. The book demonstrates that having one or more uninsured members in a family can have adverse consequences for everyone in the household and that the financial, physical, and emotional well--being of all members of a family may be adversely affected if any family member lacks coverage. It concludes with the finding that uninsured children have worse access to and use fewer health care services than children with insurance, including important preventive services that can have beneficial long-term effects.
Category: Medical

Private Bodies Public Texts

Author : Karla FC Holloway
ISBN : 9780822349174
Genre : Medical
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InPrivate Bodies, Public Texts, Karla FC Holloway reflects on those bodies made hyper-visible as private medical matters are thrust into the public sphere, and on that which is rendered invisible or not knowable by the professional cultures of law and medicine. Maintaining that the bodies of women and African Americans are accorded less privacy than those of white men, Holloway considers the intersection of medicine, law, ethics, race, and gender in reproductive medicine, genomics and DNA testing, the conduct of clinical trials, and death and dying. She looks at these issues in light of literary texts such as Octavia Butler'sBloodchild, Margaret Edson's playWit, and Ernest Gaines'sA Lesson before Dying, highlighting the capacity of literature to grasp cultural and historical complexities elided by law and medicine. Holloway contends that bioethics is always a cultural inquiry. Ultimately, inPrivate Bodies, Public Textsshe argues for a cultural ethics that recognizes cultural complexity as the origin of subjectivity. Such an ethics would involve reflexive analysis of the discourses and practices that constitute the medical and legal professions. It would also entail accountability for which subjects particular professional cultures construct or bring into view and which they obscure. Holloway advocates an ethics that acknowledges that professional cultures produce their subjects.
Category: Medical

Family Problems And Family Violence

Author : Steven R.H. Beach, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780826109118
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“This remarkable volume...is both conceptually robust and highly practical...The book promises to heighten awareness among clinicians around the world about the diagnostic and therapeutic importance of family relationships in human health and disease. It also will serve as a roadmap for the critically important work that lies ahead.” —David G. Addiss Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Kalamazoo, MI Family problems and family violence are major global concerns that have a vast impact on both psychological and physical health, and economic well-being. This text, the only book of its kind, describes recent innovations in defining and assessing family problems and family violence. It provides a framework for improving global assessment of relational processes as addressed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The book includes a complete set of practical clinical and public health tools—easily implemented across a wide range of setting—for defining, screening, and assessing family violence in accordance with these new definitions. It reviews the impact of family violence on all aspects of physical and mental health and economic well-being, including global considerations of cross-cultural relationship assessment, and provides recommendations for modifications and cross-cultural validation. The book is consistently organized for ease of use and consolidates ICD codes into four scientifically based categories: intimate partner violence, partner relationship distress, child maltreatment, and parent-child relation problems. Clinicians who assess and treat family violence and students and policymakers will benefit from several new state-of-the-art screening tools and structured interviews that can be easily administered in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. This text will also be an important addition to graduate training programs across many disciplines regarding the assessment of family maltreatment, parent-child problems, and relationship discord. Key Features: Contains a wealth of current validated screening and interview tools that can be used in clinical or research settings Provides a global perspective on assessing and treating family violence Provides recommendations for surveillance of family problems and family violence addressed in the ICD-11 Highlights the implications of relational problems for mental and physical health and economic well-being in a global context
Category: Family & Relationships

Family Policy Matters

Author : Karen Bogenschneider
ISBN : 9781135013813
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This best-selling text integrates the latest research and cutting-edge practice to make an evidence-based case for family policy. It uses examples from around the globe to explain how families support society and how policies support families. The book also moves beyond analysis to action with pragmatic processes and procedures for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of policies by viewing them through the lens of family impact. Highlights of the new edition include: Extensive revisions with many new references and policies that reflect recent changes in the economy, politics, and family forms and familes. Many new learning tools including guiding questions, more tables and figures, chapter glossaries, discussion questions, and chapter summaries. Enhanced global perspective with a new chapter (5) that features what policies nations have put in place to strengthen and support families. A new chapter (8) that views how family considerations can improve the effectiveness of policy decisions on issues such as early childhood care and education, health care, juvenile crime, long-term care, parent education, and welfare reform. A new chapter (11) on what the policy process and policymakers are really like including how a bill becomes a law. A new chapter (12) that provides a theoretical and empirical rationale for viewing issues through the family impact lens and what innovative tools and procedures exist for analyzing the family impact of organizations, policies, programs, and practices. Several chapters that review what professionals can do in the policy arena and how they can foster compromise and common ground. Updated web-based teaching materials including sample syllabi, classroom activities and assignments, daily lesson plans, test questions, instructor insights, video links, web resources, and more. Part 1 highlights what family policy is and why it’s important and how family life in the U.S. differs from other countries. Part 2 examines the contributions family considerations can bring to issues such as early childhood education, health care, juvenile crime, long-term care, and welfare reform. Part 3 explains why polarization has stymied progress in family policymaking and guidelines for fostering compromise. Insights are drawn from the history of family policy over the last century. Part 4 provides strategies for getting involved in family policymaking. It reviews: the processes policymaking institutions use to enact legislation; new techniques for assessing the family impact of policies and programs; strategies for building better public policies; and various professional roles and careers for building family policy. The book concludes with a summary of how and where we go from here. Intended for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in family or social policy taught in human development and family studies, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, public policy, home economics, consumer science, and education, researchers and practitioners alike appreciate this book’s integration of theory, research, and practice.
Category: Family & Relationships

Family Matters Catholic Theology Of The Family

Author : Dave Armstrong
ISBN : 9781430321101
Genre : Religion
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The present work mainly uses reason and Holy Scripture in order to explicate Catholic moral theology, in the areas of sexuality, gender, and the family. Far from being a merely "moralistic" or "puritanical" or "Victorian" sort of outlook (often perceived by many as a set of unnecessary, stifling, negative rules), Catholic moral theology is based on what God has revealed to us in His inspired Word, the Bible, and is a positive teaching about who man is, and what fulfills him, in accordance with God's purpose for His children, made in His image. It is my hope and prayer that this book will help Catholics to better understand the rationale behind their own Church's sometimes difficult-to-live-out beliefs concerning personal and institutional morality, and aid non-Catholics in finding common ground with Catholic moral teaching, and to better appreciate it, even where they find themselves in disagreement.
Category: Religion

A Family Affair

Author : Amber Rochelle Gillet
ISBN : 9781611874112
Genre : FICTION
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Paula Stone is a former Executive whose life is thrown into disarray after she follows her boyfriend and realizes he is married. The public confrontation causes her to lose her well paying job but gain an arrest record, probation and a community service obligation where she is able to secure a meter maid position as a last option to maintain what little self respect she has left, now that her professional reputation has been tarnished. Forced to move in with her neurotic mother due to lack of funds, life seems unbearably hopeless. Her story accelerates when arrogant, but wealthy, Uncle Gordie offers Paula a substantial amount of cash to stalk his mistress, figuring if she was good enough to track down her own ex-lover, she shouldn't have any issues with finding out what his girl has been up to. Days later the same Uncle's wife, Aunt DeDe who is struggling with the reality of turning 50, also hires Paula to follow her husband, certain that he is guilty of an affair. Accompanied by her best and very pregnant friend Mitexi, who unexpectedly gives birth on the floor of the pornographic video store, they tackle the adventures with unconventional success. Ultimately, as Paula begins to realize her talent for following others along with her mother's encouragement, she uses the earned money to start her own Private Investigative business. This title is published by Amber Rochelle Gillet and is distributed worldwide by Untreed Reads.
Category: FICTION

Introduction To Feminist Jurisprudence

Author : Hilaire Barnett
ISBN : 9781843142720
Genre : Law
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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."
Category: Law

The Management Task

Author : Rob Dixon
ISBN : 9780750659857
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a third edition of the Management Task, a diploma level book in the Chartered Management of Institute series. This book addresses the task of management in terms of the different processes involved , for example, planning, decision-making, organizing, communication, and the more specific management functions such as personnel, marketing and the environment of management and business. It covers the knowledge and understanding required as part of any competency-based management programme. This new edition has nearly doubled in length to cover the new areas of the CMI diploma syllabus and now includes two new sections on marketing and new management thinking. * Ideal introductory management text addressing the task of management in terms of the different processes and functions involved. * Whole new section on Marketing and on new developments in Management thinking * Expanded to cover the CMI syllabus with extra material on change, culture and organizations
Category: Business & Economics

Families Living With Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Paul W. Power, CRC
ISBN : 0826155820
Genre : Medical
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To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion. This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.
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A Matter Of Family

Author : Gloria Marie Kingsnorth
ISBN : 9781477154502
Genre : Fiction
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The following memoirs involve one woman’s attempt to expose a family curse bestowed upon them through trickery and deception. This novel is a search for answers, a struggle for truth and integrity. This is an argument for karmic justice for the author and her extended family members’ and their birthright. The following pages are one woman’s journey through hell. This is a quest to rid herself of the ghosts of her past and reveal her multibillionaire cousin’s hidden identity “It’s difficult to determine if Kingsnorth’s story is one of fiction or perceived truth, since the preface says “novel,” but the content reads like a memoir.” -Kirkus Review “ A Matter of Family: A Cousin’s Lament is a memoir of author Gloria Marie Kingsnorth’s fictional self, written in letter form to her alleged cousin, billionaire Grant Wilson Billings. The author’s writing keeps the reader enthralled. Her narrative bends and refracts the black and white of her protagonist’s life into ambiguous gray... Motifs similar to those found in the work of Edgar Allen Poe, like incest, murder, and insanity, are expertly infused in this modern Gothic.” Four Stars (out of Five) -Clarion Review
Category: Fiction

Relational Autonomy And Family Law

Author : Jonathan Herring
ISBN : 9783319049878
Genre : Law
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This book explores the importance of autonomy in family law. It argues that traditional understandings of autonomy are inappropriate in the family law context and instead recommends the use of relational autonomy. The book starts by explaining how autonomy has historically been understood, before exploring the problems with its use in family law. It then sets out the model of relational autonomy which, it will be argued, is more appropriate in this context. Finally, some examples of practical application are presented. The issues raised and theoretical discussion is relevant to any jurisdiction.
Category: Law

Global Issues

Author : Shirley A. Fedorak
ISBN : 9781442605985
Genre : Political Science
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Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.
Category: Political Science

Taming Passion For The Public Good

Author : Mark E. Kann
ISBN : 9780814770191
Genre : History
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“Kann's latest tour de force explores the ambivalence, during the founding of our nation, about whether political freedom should augur sexual freedom. Tracing the roots of patriarchal sexual repression back to revolutionary America, Kann asks highly contemporary questions about the boundaries between public and private life, suggesting, provocatively, that political and sexual freedom should go hand in hand.” —Ben Agger, University of Texas at Arlington The American Revolution was fought in the name of liberty. In popular imagination, the Revolution stands for the triumph of populism and the death of patriarchal elites. But this is not the case, argues Mark E. Kann. Rather, in the aftermath of the Revolution, America developed a society and system of laws that kept patriarchal authority alive and well—especially when it came to the sex lives of citizens. In Taming Passion for the Public Good, Kann contends that that despite the rhetoric of classical liberalism, the founding generation did not trust ordinary citizens with extensive liberty. Under the guise of paternalism, they were able simultaneously to retain social control while espousing liberal principles, with the goal of ultimately molding the country into the new American ideal: a moral and orderly citizenry that voluntarily did what was best for the public good. Mark E. Kann, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History, held the USC Associates Chair in Social Science at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Republic of Men (NYU Press, 1998) and Punishment, Prisons, and Patriarchy (NYU Press, 2005).
Category: History