“Revealing and much needed.” —Booklist In this unflinching, unforgettable memoir, Regina Louise tells the true story of overcoming neglect in the US foster-care system.
Author: Regina Louise
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Revealing and much needed.” —Booklist In this unflinching, unforgettable memoir, Regina Louise tells the true story of overcoming neglect in the US foster-care system. Drawing on her experience as one of society’s abandoned children, she tells how she emerged from the cruel, unjust system, not only to survive, but to flourish. After years of jumping from one fleeting, often abusive home to the next, Louise meets a counselor named Jeanne Kerr. For the first time in her young life, Louise knows what it means to be seen, wanted, understood, and loved. After Kerr tries unsuccessfully to adopt Louise, the two are ripped apart—seemingly forever—and Louise continues her passage through the cold cinder-block landscape of a broken system, enduring solitary confinement, overmedication, and the actions of adults who seem hell-bent on convincing her that she deserves nothing, that she is nothing. But instead of losing her will to thrive, Louise remains determined to achieve her dream of a higher education. After she ages out of the system, Louise is thrown into adulthood and, haunted by her trauma, struggles to finish school, build a career, and develop relationships. As she puts it, it felt impossible “to understand how to be in the world.” Eventually, Louise learns how to confront her past and reflect on her traumas. She starts writing, quite literally, a new future for herself, a new way to be. Louise weaves together raw, sometimes fragmented memories, excerpts from real documents from her case file, and elegant reflections to tell the story of her painful upbringing and what came after. The result is a rich, engrossing account of one abandoned girl’s efforts to find her place in the world, people to love, and people to love her back.
The messages these children get from their parents and society would have little
impact if the children didn't place such trust in the messengers. ... Nor as qualified
and dependable as the parents led the children to believe they were.
Author: Jim Wilcox
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is not about religion, but rather about spirituality. It is about how to find and know God-often in spite of religion. It explains our need for spiritual nourishment in order to achieve spiritual health. It explains how the lack of spiritual health can lead to despair and spiritual death. It shows how we are taught not to believe in God-the source of spiritual nourishment. In the absence of an interactive relationship with God, we default to inadequate worldly substitutes. There are those who believe that what God wants from us is obedience through religious conformity. In truth, he wants a personal relationship with each of us, not for his benefit, but for ours. Unfortunately, as you'll come to see, the United States in the present day is perhaps the most difficult time and place in the history of human-kind for people to maintain their spiritual health. The time will come when the only thing you can take from this life is your relationship, if you have one, with God. If this book holds no interest for you now, put it on a shelf and pull it down when its relevance is inescapable.
Then he stated, “I have come to thank you for that act, you see, I was caught on a
hillside near the courthouse on Kauai ... to find out who this Chaplain was and
heard a story that this Chaplain had led a child killer to believe in Jesus Christ.
Author: Dr. L.H. Kelley
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Chaplain Kelley enters the prison ministry an baby among con artist and killers. How will this play out during the yrs to come as he meets face to face with wolves. Will these murders, witches,hitmen,drug dealers change him or will he change them. His adventures will take him into the deepest of part of the prison and into the deepest torn souls.
Those subjects who have had some hearing experiences before they became
deaf do much better than those who are deaf ... Extravagant claims made by
stories in the media have led more than a few parents of deaf children to believe
that a ...
Author: David Alan Stewart
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Annotation. This incisive book provides parents with the means to ensure that their deaf or hard of hearing child becomes a proficient reader and writer. In nine chapters, parents will learn about the relationship of language to reading and writing, including the associated terminology, the challenges that deaf children face, and the role of schools. They'll also learn activities that they can engage in at home that will strengthen their children's reading and writing capabilities. Literacy and Your Deaf Child outlines how children acquire language and describes the auditory and visual links to literacy. With this information parents can make informed decisions regarding hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, and sign communication to best enhance their child's language development. Parents will discover how to create environments at home and in their community for fostering their child's literacy, especially in school by learning how to work closely with their child's teachers. The book also refersthroughout,to the developmental link between American Sign Language and English literacy for children who use sign communication, making it the best guide available for all deaf children and their parents.
It had been an illusion, of course. The halo would have been Anne's French hood
, a daring fashion in its day because it had exposed the hair – but how elegant!
Even so, the impression of a halo had led the child Elizabeth to believe that her ...
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
Bestselling historian Alison Weir brings Elizabeth I to vivid life in a novel of intrigue, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies, amid all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court. '[Weir] gets right inside the head of the Virgin Queen. The reader has a blissful sense of seeing history as it happens.' - Kate Saunders, The Times It was an affair that shocked the world. Elizabeth I is the most sought-after bride in Europe. But though she is formidably intelligent, brave and tempestuous, she is desperately insecure. The tragic events in her past mean she cannot give herself to any man, and yet she relishes the thrill of the chase, the lure of forbidden fruit. And so, using sex and high-powered diplomacy, she plays what becomes known as the 'Marriage Game', dangling suitors to keep them friendly to her kingdom, while holding them off indefinitely. But playing this tantalising game with the married Robert Dudley, the son and grandson of traitors, could cost her the throne...
11 Acquiring a language With the exception of a severely handicapped minority ,
all children learn at least one language . This has led many linguists to believe
that the ability to learn a language is at least partly due to genetic programming ...
We may all be equipped at birth to learn a language , but we still have to learn it
from someone , that is , from the members of the community in which we live .
Author: Edith Harding
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
An up-to-date, accessible guide for parents of bilingual children.
People display jealous behaviors when their significant other has an interest in someone else. Jealousy can also ... Americans have always had a high opinion
of themselves, but today's children believe that the sun rises and shines in their
behavior. Many of them do not ... This behavior has led to the egocentric,
maladjusted child that does not know how to interact socially with their peers.
Many of these ...
Author: Rudolph Hall
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
“Narcissistic behavior is one of the most prevalent disorders that is often admired and misunderstood in our society today,” author Rudolph Hall writes in his new book, Narcissistic Behavior in the Postmodern Era: The Study of Neuropsychology. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines narcissistic personality disorder as an inflated sense of self-importance and need for constant attention. This book is designed to help people observe narcissistic behavior and to be aware of their own emotional behaviors as they struggle for survival and achieve favorable interaction with people of other cultures that are motivated by Western values. It is essential to identify narcissistic personality disorder and its trait in order to maintain homeostasis in our physical and mental processes. It is important to get help and identify the behaviors appropriately in order to avoid self-inflicted emotional disorders that inhibit personal achievement and limit a successful fulfilling existence throughout ones’ lifetime. Using the Biopsychosocial approach to understanding human behavior, Hall initiates a new perspective into the psychology of everyday life that is more reliable. Narcissistic Behavior in the Postmodern Era: The Study of Neuropsychology also aims to make psychology meaningful and relevant for introductory level students.
Indeed, thanks to this general wide-spread belief that gipsies steal children, a
strange child, perhaps blind or crippled, ... the child runs a risk of being stolen
may, by the mere force of repetition, have led people to believe that gipsies have
So that you will abound or excel in every good work ... including child rearing. ...
Why do I believe this so strongly? ... I suddenly realized we child-rearing “experts
” have led parents to believe that ... you must first consult a psychologist to find ...
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: David C Cook
The wisdom you need from the pastor you love. Parenting is far from easy. From first steps to first dates, parenthood is filled with unique challenges. Yet there is no greater joy than nurturing one of God's most precious gifts. New York Times best-selling author David Jeremiah presents a heartwarming look at adventures in parenting. Drawing from his own rich journey through fatherhood, Pastor David Jeremiah shares wit and wisdom on raising children in an unpredictable world. Each insightful chapter features timeless truths from God's Word, offering encouragement for the road ahead. Be refreshed. Be challenged. Be inspired to build a rich and deep legacy of faith for your family.
The teacher/daycare worker should be approached from a team standpoint, as someone whom you believe can help ... Theories such as this have led some to believe that important information cannot be reliably obtained from young children.
Author: Gretchen A. Gimpel
Publisher: Guilford Press
This indispensable book provides hands-on tools and resources for addressing common emotional and behavioral problems in preschool and kindergarten-age children. The focus is on evidence-based interventions that are practical and effective, and that help prevent the development of more serious difficulties later on. The clinician is taken step by step through managing everything from toileting, eating, and sleep problems to externalizing disorders, internalizing disorders, and the effects of physical or sexual abuse. A variety of assessment methods are demonstrated and guidelines provided for planning and implementing a range of home- and school-based interventions. Conveniently designed in a large-size format for ease of photocopying, the volume contains over 30 reproducible parent handouts and other clinical tools. Key Features *Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for success in later years *Includes practical interventions for use with parents *Many reproducible handouts and tools are provided Photocopy Rights The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page.
It has been too long assumed that babies and young children are narcissistic (the belief that they are the centre of the ... It is fascinating how stereotyping has led to
women having no difficulty in showing love but considerable difficulty in ...
Author: Tony Humphreys
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Category: Family & Relationships
Being a parent is more challenging today than it’s ever been. In All About Children, this thoroughly reliable and effective handbook, clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys outlines effective ways of parenting and positive responses to difficult behaviour by children. Sometimes the task of parenting seems overwhelming. At others it provides great fulfilment and joy. It is always unpredictable; the challenges are forever changing and much of what we might have learned from our own parents seems quite irrelevant now. Parenting is not learned by instinct; it requires many complex skills. Parents have responsibility for the physical, emotional, social, sexual, behavioural, educational, creative and spiritual development of their children, and at the same time they must love them unconditionally. Tony Humphreys recognises the many and varied challenges faced by parents today. In All About Children, he provides an invaluable resource for parents by taking the questions they most frequently ask and providing thoughtful and comprehensive answers. He begins by pointing out that in order to develop parenting skills, each parent must first understand themselves and be prepared to continually update their knowledge as the needs of their children alter as they grow older. He goes on to deal with the practical aspects of everyday parenting skills and then looks at different aspects of challenging behaviour, both by children and parents. The book concludes with a chapter on learning and education, two core concerns of every parent. In a helpful question-and-answer format, All About Children provides today’s parents with not only the vital information they require but also points out the skills they need to carry out their demanding task effectively. All About Children: Table of Contents Introduction Where does parenting begin? What roles do parents need to play? What are the skills needed for everyday parenting? How can parents best respond to children’s challenging behaviours? How can parents resolve their own challenging behaviours? How can parents prepare children for living their lives fully?
(Robertson & Flexer, 2000) Hearing loss in young children has long been
recognized as a challenge for parents to face ... This “professional-centered-
approach” has led parents to believe that their child will talk if only they, the
parents, can ...
Author: Catherine StonehousePublish On: 2010-06-01
Happily she made her way to the children's activities on Sunday mornings, ready
to enjoy the music, laughter, ... Listening to children has led us to believe that
they can experience God at an early age and that they love to be in God's
Author: Catherine Stonehouse
Publisher: Baker Academic
Two children's spirituality experts draw on over a decade of field research to show how adults can effectively work with children to nurture their faith.
Of course, it is not necessary to place all of the child's reactions into this
framework; indeed, one would not want to encourage ... This statement is a
revelation to some children, as they have always been led to believe that the
parent's abusive behavior is both justified and socially appropriate. ... an abusive
experience is the child's belief that punishment is conveyed by inflicting harm or
injury on someone.
Author: David Kolko
Category: Family & Relationships
This book is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive, practical approach to the assessment and treatment of physically abused children.It presents an overview of child physical abuse (including statistics and consequences), and discusses outcomes studies and treatment implications, also discusses assessment and treatment options in depth.
We believe, however, that the core challenge to improving pediatric pain
management is knowledge translation. ... This research has led to improved
techniques to assess pain in children, an increased repertoire of treatment
approaches, and ...
Author: G. Allen Finley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A panel of prominent clinician-scientists comprehensively reviews the latest developments in pediatric pain management, with special emphasis on the setting in which pain is detected and managed. The authors explore the cutting-edge of children's pain care in inpatient, outpatient, palliative care, school, and residential settings, and describe alternate approaches, including complementary and alternative medicine, pain management via the internet and information technology, and pain care in developing countries.
Just as every man's walk with God is difiaerent, so is the life He was given and
the path he has been led down. I can't believe we have reached a point where someone is constantly trying to enforce their beliefs on another. What happened
Author: Gary R. McCree
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book is the result of a difficult year with time to reflect on life, one life, how it got here, and where it chooses to go. A compilation of thoughts, poems, and short stories, with the hope to shed a little light on a path to a better life.
The belief (also largely untested) that the child needs to disclose the details of the
abuse in order to be fully adjusted has led to the use of specific structured
procedures to help the child disclose, although this view has been challenged ...
Author: David A. Crenshaw
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits provides a thorough review of the theoretical and research basis of the techniques and interventions in the treatment of aggressive and sometimes violent children. This is not a dry and sterile academic review but rather one that comes from work directly in the therapy room with thousands of hurting and in many cases traumatized children. One cannot read this book without being deeply moved and touched by the pain of these children and yet also be buoyed by their courage and willingness to persevere against formidable barriers. The metaphor of the fawn in a gorilla suit is introduced, followed by chapters covering developmental failures and invisible wounds, profound and unacknowledged losses, the implication of new findings from neuroscience, psychodynamics of aggressive children, risk factors when treating the traumatized child, special considerations when treating children in foster care, strengthening relationships with parents and helping them be more effective, enhancing relationships with direct care and instructional staff, developing mature defenses, and coping skills, creating a therapeutic milieu for traumatized children, and fostering hope and resilience.
Local and national journalists fanned the flames by promoting the stories' salacious aspects, while aggressive prosecutors sought to make their careers by unearthing an unspeakable evil where parents feared it most.
Author: Richard Beck
In the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and their brutality and sadism defied all imagining. What's more, the abusers had photographed and videotaped their victims, distributing the images through a sophisticated international network of child pornographers. More often than not, violent satanic cult worship had also played a central role, with children made to watch forced abortions in cemeteries and then eat hacked-off bits of the little corpses. In just over a decade, thousands of people in every part of the country were investigated as child sex abusers, and some one-hundred and fifty of them were sent to prison. But, none of it happened. It was an epic decade-long outbreak of collective hysteria – on a par with the Salem witch trials or the red scares of the 1950s. Using extensive archival research conducted in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and elsewhere, and drawing on dozens of interviews conducted with the hysteria's major figures, Richard Beck shows how a group of legislators, doctors, lawyers, and parents, all working with the best of intentions, set the stage for a judicial disaster. A number of opportunistic journalists helped to carry the story from state to state, and the silence of their colleagues, who should have known better, allowed it to keep spreading long after it became clear that the story was simply unsupported by evidence. Beck reveals how a small group of skeptics finally began working to slow the runaway train in the last half of the decade, and he explores the fates of those accused and convicted of these unbelievable crimes, the casualties of a culture war. It is this culture war that is the books pervasive subtext – the conditions that made possible the demented frenzy of accusations were very specific, and at the root of them were competing visions of society and the things that threatened it most.
Protecting Children When a child tells you they have been harmed Sometimes children want to tell someone that they trust about what has happened to them . ...
do not believe them Explain to the child that you need to talk to someone else
about what has happened and that someone else ... Record the time and date
that the child informed you and anything else that you remember that led up to
the child ...
Author: Heather Flynn
Category: Child welfare
Written by authors who work in a child protection unit, this title offers clear and up-to-date information in legislation and guidelines in child protection.
have been excluded from receiving information about a safeguarding issue, that
they should know about because of the contact they ... not clearly articulated and
it might be that someone who has a strong connection to the child or family has
not been considered. ... Reflect on your recent practice and identify times when
you believe that a stronger ethical approach might have led to a better outcome.
Author: Powell, John
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
"This book is written in an accessibly but authoritative style and will be a very valuable addition to any setting's professional development and staff training resources" Early Years Update, June 2012