Breaking Night

Author: Liz Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446440567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 7924


Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Intentional Responsive Adult Practices: Supporting Kids to Not Only Overcome Adversity But to Thrive

Author: Erik K. Laursen PhD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483486214

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 8400


This book draws on positive psychology as well as strengths-based and solution-focused practices to empower adults to help children instead of reacting to their behavior. Erik K. Laursen, PhD, who has spent his career helping high-risk children and their families, identifies ten intentional responsive adult practices to give children the tools they need to overcome adversity. Learn how to: support young people to grow and develop throughout childhood, adolescence, into young adulthood; provide supportive relationships where children and young people thrive; and help children overcome social and emotional problems that are significant barriers to well-being. While numerous books, articles, and courses focus on the long-term effects of childhood trauma, this knowledge alone does not give us the tools we need to help children thrive. By learning how to reflect and intentionally respond to children’s pain, which is the focus of this book, you’ll be able to help young people transform their lives.

Modern Homelessness: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Mary Ellen Hombs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598845373

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 4817


This in-depth examination reviews fundamental changes of the past decade that have reduced homelessness in the United States and other Western democracies. • A chronology of relevant key events of the last decade in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia • A glossary • A bibliography of print and nonprint resources, including electronic resources

Ordinary Magic

Resilience in Development

Author: Ann S. Masten

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462517269

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 9331


From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse circumstances, such as poverty, chronic family problems, or exposure to trauma. Coverage encompasses the neurobiology of resilience as well as the role of major contexts of development: families, schools, and culture. Identifying key protective factors in early childhood and beyond, Masten provides a cogent framework for designing programs to promote resilience. Complex concepts are carefully defined and illustrated with real-world examples.


Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925030245

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 7907


From Rhonda Byrne, creator of the international bestselling movie and book, The Secret, comes Hero, her latest world-changing project and the most important to date. FROM ZERO TO HERO… YOUR SECRET MAP TO A RICH LIFE What is your true calling and why aren't you already living it? Imagine if there was a map that showed you step by step how to get from where you are now to your true calling and the life you were born to live - the most brilliant, rich, fulfilling, and dazzling life you could ever dream of. You are holding in your hands such a map. HERO is the map for your life. By following the journeys of twelve of the most successful people on the planet today, you’ll learn how to use your inner powers to overcome obstacles and to make impossible dreams come true. You'll be inspired to find your own calling and start taking the steps toward making the life of your dreams an everyday reality. Be the hero you are meant to be.

The Laws of Prosperity

Building a Divine Foundation of Success

Author: E. Bernard Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451632991

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 3570


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