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By Connie Dawson, Jean Illsley Clarke. 1998
Growing Up Again offers guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy… development -- and to our own.As time-tested as it is timely, the expert advice in Growing Up Again Second Edition has helped thousands of readers improve on their parenting practices. Now, substantially revised and expanded, Growing Up Again offers further guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy development -- and to our own. Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson provide the information every adult caring for children should know -- about ages and stages of development, ways to nurture our children and ourselves, and tools for personal and family growth. This new edition also addresses the special demands of parenting adopted children and the problem of overindulgence; a recognition and exploration of prenatal life and our final days as unique life stages; new examples of nurturing, structuring, and discounting, as well as concise ways to identify them; help for handling parenting conflicts in blended families, and guidelines on supporting children's spiritual growth.About the Authors:Jean Illsley Clarke is a parent educator, teacher trainer, the author of Self-Esteem: A Family Affair, and co-author of the Help! for Parents series. She is a popular international lecturer and workshop presenter on the topics of self-esteem, parenting, family dynamics, and adult children of alcoholics. Clarke resides in Plymouth, Minnesota.Connie Dawson is a consultant and lecturer who works with adults who work with kids. A former teacher, she trains youth workers to identify and help young people who are at risk. Dawson lives in Evergreen, Colorado.
By Leslie Schwartz. 2018
Leslie Schwartz s powerful skillfully woven memoir of redemption and reading as told through the list of books… she read as she served a 90 day jail sentence In 2014 novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County Jail for a DUI and battery of an officer It was the most harrowing and holy experience of her life Following a 414-day relapse into alcohol and drug addiction after more than a decade clean and sober Schwartz was sentenced and served her time with only six months sobriety The damage she inflicted that year upon her friends her husband her teenage daughter and herself was nearly impossible to fathom Incarceration might have ruined her altogether if not for the stories that sustained her while she was behind bars--both the artful tales in the books she read while there and more immediately the stories of her fellow inmates With classics like Edith Wharton s Ethan Frome to contemporary accounts like Laura Hillenbrand s Unbroken Schwartz s reading list is woven together with visceral recollections of both her daily humiliations and small triumphs within the county jail system Through the stories of others--whether rendered on the page or whispered in a jail cell--she learned powerful lessons about how to banish shame use guilt for good level her grief and find the lost joy and magic of her astonishing life Told in vivid unforgettable prose The Lost Chapters uncovers the nature of shame rage and love and how instruments of change and redemption come from the unlikeliest of places
By Christopher Lawford, Drew Pinksy. 2014
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing… the discussion in an entirely new way-the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction.For too long, society has considered addicts as an unfortunate group that faces incredible and unique challenges. The reality is that the challenges of the addict are faced-to a greater or lesser extent-by all of us.In a "more is better" society, it's indisputable that we've all experienced cravings and denied the truth about our destructive behaviors-traits shared by addicts who've successfully overcome them. What Addicts Know offers the coping and wellness skills necessary to overcome life's obstacles and self-improvement tips for everything from conquering an unhealthy consumption of junk food, to overcoming toxic relationships. These techniques are not just for addicts; they are for all of us.No one until now has related the lessons and life skills that can be drawn from the collective experience of people in recovery from addiction, particularly the ways those lessons or principles can be used by those in the broader non-recovery community. In What Addicts Know, Lawford recounts the inspiring stories and wisdom of recovering addicts, combining them with cutting-edge scientific findings to give hands-on, practical techniques for recognizing unhealthy impulses and managing them.If you're ready to change for the better your habits, your frame of mind, your relationships, your community, and your life, What Addicts Know is the resource that will educate and inspire you along the way.
By Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. Mccollum. 2001
Use goal-oriented techniques for successful family therapy with substance abusers! Family therapy is an essential core competency for substance-abuse counselors,… according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse: Clinical and Counseling Approaches delivers the information and techniques you need to effectively treat addicts and their families. By understanding and changing the dynamics of the family system, you will be better able to guide your clients to adopt strategies and behaviors that sustain recovery and maintain healthy relationships. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse provides clear models of diagnosis and intervention for families, whether that means couples, teenagers and their parents, or Mom, Dad, and the kids. The theoretical background on family systems will help you understand the context of the client's addiction and the way it affects and is affected by other family members. Numerous case studies and figures bring the expert advice and theory into the practical realm so you can choose the best strategies for helping the shattered family heal. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse will teach you useful therapeutic skills and strategies, including: understanding interdependence joining with different family members negotiating goals and contracts dealing with family violence assessing motivation handling relapses ending treatment Treating addictions is notoriously difficult for even the most skilled therapist working with the most motivated client. Using the techniques in Family Solutions for Substance Abuse offers you and your clients a better chance at success, because addicts whose families share their treatment are much more likely to stay in counseling and remain clean and sober.
By Maggie Hartley. 2016
A digital short story from author and foster carer Maggie Hartley. Also contains a sneak peek chapter from Maggie's highly… anticipated debut memoir, TINY PRISONERS.Brothers Ben and Damien are shockingly quiet when they arrive on Maggie's doorstep. They don't shout or play like normal three and four year olds. They hardly dare make a sound, so much have they been conditioned to be 'seen and not heard' by their mother and controlling stepfather.More disturbingly, their little baby half-brother Noah is completely unresponsive. He doesn't play, he doesn't smile, he doesn't crawl - he doesn't even cry. In a state of blankness brought about by emotional neglect, poor baby Noah is disconnected from the world. Maggie has never seen such a young life so affected before. Yet with time, love and care, Maggie gradually unpicks what has caused this terrible void. She teaches the children to play and laugh and to not be afraid to make noise. We see Ben, Damien and Noah take steps towards a positive future and their journey reaches a happy conclusion when they are adopted by a loving family. With love and affection, they are no longer scared to be themselves. They are free to make their voices heard.
By Brandon Novak, Joseph Frantz. 2008
Skate drugs and rock n roll --Kat Von D LA Ink Skateboarding used to be… my life When I was fourteen years old I was discovered by Bucky Lasek and Tony Hawk and was on my way to turning pro I toured the country signed autographs and had my photo in skate magazines Then I got hooked on heroin and threw it all away Soon I was living in an abandoned garage and begging for spare change Ripping off my family and friends meant nothing to me I was a dreamseller pushing the fantasy that I was a recovering addict Anything to get my precious next fix This is my story of struggling to survive on the streets and battling with addiction in rehab Its a story of trust I betrayed and trust I had to earn back Its also the story of my friendship with MTV and Jackass star Bam Margera I would have died a junkies death if not for him Bam convinced me to write about how my addiction destroyed my career--and nearly my life Entertaining shocking crazy unimaginable --Bam Margera With 24 pages of photos Brandon Novak is an actor TV personality radio show host on Radio Bam Sirius Faction 28 author and former pro skateboarder He currently resides in Baltimore Joseph Frantz is a film producer cinematographer and media personality He lives in Philadelphia
By Kristi Coulter. 2018
Nothing Good Can Come from This is a book about generative discomfort surprising sources of beauty and the… odd often hilarious business of being human Leslie Jamison author of The Empathy Exams and The RecoveringKristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut--a frank funny and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency When Kristi stopped drinking she started noticing things Like when you give up a debilitating habit it leaves a space one that can t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting And when you cancel Ros Season for yourself you re left with just Summer and that s when you notice that the women around you are tanked that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise In her sharp incisive debut essay collection Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition By turns hilarious and heartrending Nothing Good Can Come from This introduces a fierce new voice to fans of Sloane Crosley David Sedaris and Cheryl Strayed perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch
By Kelly Sundberg. 2018
"In her stunning memoir, Kelly Sundberg examines the heart-breaking bonds of love, detailing her near decade-long marriage’s slide into horrific… abuse. Sundberg shares her own confusions, fears and empathy for her violent husband, even as she comes to realize he will never change. This is an immensely courageous story that will break your heart, leave you in tears, and, finally, offer hope and redemption. Brava, Kelly Sundberg."—Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder"A fierce, frightening, soulful reckoning—Goodbye, Sweet Girl is an expertly rendered memoir that investigates why we stay in relationships that hurt us, and how we survive when we leave them. Kelly Sundberg is a force. She has written the rare book that has the power to change lives."—Christa Parravani, author of Her: A MemoirIn this brave and beautiful memoir, written with the raw honesty and devastating openness of The Glass Castle and The Liar’s Club, a woman chronicles how her marriage devolved from a love story into a shocking tale of abuse—examining the tenderness and violence entwined in the relationship, why she endured years of physical and emotional pain, and how she eventually broke free."You made me hit you in the face," he said mournfully. "Now everyone is going to know." "I know," I said. "I’m sorry."Kelly Sundberg’s husband, Caleb, was a funny, warm, supportive man and a wonderful father to their little boy Reed. He was also vengeful and violent. But Sundberg did not know that when she fell in love, and for years told herself he would get better. It took a decade for her to ultimately accept that the partnership she desired could not work with such a broken man. In her remarkable book, she offers an intimate record of the joys and terrors that accompanied her long, difficult awakening, and presents a haunting, heartbreaking glimpse into why women remain too long in dangerous relationships.To understand herself and her violent marriage, Sundberg looks to her childhood in Salmon, a small, isolated mountain community known as the most redneck town in Idaho. Like her marriage, Salmon is a place of deep contradictions, where Mormon ranchers and hippie back-to-landers live side-by-side; a place of magical beauty riven by secret brutality; a place that takes pride in its individualism and rugged self-sufficiency, yet is beholden to church and communal standards at all costs.Mesmerizing and poetic, Goodbye, Sweet Girl is a harrowing, cautionary, and ultimately redemptive tale that brilliantly illuminates one woman’s transformation as she gradually rejects the painful reality of her violent life at the hands of the man who is supposed to cherish her, begins to accept responsibility for herself, and learns to believe that she deserves better.
By Gretchen Carlson. 2017
When star news anchor, journalist, mother of two, and former Miss America Gretchen Carlson spoke up about sexual harassment in… the workplace, she had no idea what lay ahead. But now, inspired by her actions, the floodgates have opened and thousands of women are joining her to Be Fierce and reclaim their power against any abuse or injustice. In BE FIERCE, Gretchen shares her own experiences, as well as powerful and moving stories from women in many different careers and fields who decided they too weren't ready to shut up and sit down. Gretchen became a voice for the voiceless.In this revealing and timely book, Gretchen shares her views on what women can do to empower and protect themselves in the workplace or on a college campus, what to say when someone makes suggestive remarks, how an employer's Human Resources department may not always be your friend, and how forced arbitration clauses in work contracts often serve to protect companies rather than employees. Her groundbreaking message encourages women to stand up and speak up in every aspect of their lives. Gretchen also discusses why this fight will require both women and men working together to ensure that our daughters and sons will have a brighter future.BE FIERCE is a cultural movement and a motivating testament to what we can accomplish if we collectively decide to become warriors in the path for a better future. The time is now. Take back your life, your career, and your dignity.Learn more at www.gretchencarlson.com.Twitter: @GretchenCarlsonFacebook: @GretchenCarlsonInstagram: @therealgretchencarlsonA portion of each book sale will go towards Gretchen's Gift of Courage fund."Using your voice and speaking your truth is a step toward freedom. Be a 'Fierce' force because that's what it takes to change the world."--Maria Shriver, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement
Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham: Understanding the Consequences and Recommendations for Practice
By Adele Gladman, Angie Heal, Anne Longfield. 2017
The scale of the Rotherham child protection scandal has led professionals responsible for safeguarding children in other regions to recognise… the extent of child abuse in their area and consider how to respond efficiently. Drawing on lessons learned from key case reviews and independent practice, this book tells the story of Rotherham and shows the consequences of failing to respond to concerns of child sexual exploitation. Using case examples demonstrating both poor and good practice, from Rotherham and elsewhere, the authors are able to present recommendations for improvements at strategic management and frontline practitioner levels.
By Bryan Curtis. 2002
"Liberty, when it takes root, is a plant of rapid growth. " - George Washington Freedom is something to work… for - something to celebrate - something to boast about - and something to treasure. A Call for Freedom is a collection of more than 200 quotes from the Presidents of the United States celebrating freedoms we enjoy and, hopefully, do not take for granted. This is a wonderful gift book for parents and grandparents to give children to impart to them how fortunate we are to be free men and women. "Those who deny freedom deserve it not for themselves; and under a just God, cannot long retain it." - Abraham Lincoln "Peace is more than just the absence of war. True peace is justice. True peace is freedom. And true peace dictates the recognition of human rights." - Ronald Reagan
By Mary Carter Bishop. 2018
In this profound memoir Mary Carter Bishop takes an openhearted and unflinching look at a family history that is… equal parts love story and requiem for a brother she barely knew Bishop turns her formidable investigative journalism skills inward to unearth long-simmering class and culture divides in bucolic rural Virginia --Beth Macy From a prizewinning journalist Mary Carter Bishop a moving and beautifully rendered memoir about the half-brother she didn t know existed that hauntingly explores family class secrets and fate Applying for a passport as an adult Mary Carter Bishop made a shocking discovery She had a secret half-brother Her mother a farm manager s wife on a country estate told Mary Carter the abandoned boy was a youthful mistake from an encounter with a married man There d been a home for unwed mothers foster parents an orphanage Nine years later Mary Carter tracked Ronnie down at the barbershop where he worked and found a near-broken man someone kind and happy to meet her but someone also deeply and irreversibly damaged by a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of an uncaring system He was also disfigured because of a rare medical condition that would eventually kill him three years after their reunion During that window Mary Carter grew close to Ronnie and as she learned more about him she became consumed by his story How had Ronnie s life gone so wrong when hers had gone so well How could she reconcile the doting generous mother she knew with a woman who could not bring herself to acknowledge her own son Digging deep into her family s lives for understanding Mary Carter unfolds a sweeping story of religious intolerance poverty fear ambition class and social expectations Don t You Ever is a modern Dickensian tale about a child seemingly cursed from birth a woman shattered by guilt a husband plagued by self-doubt a prodigal daughter whose innocence was cruelly snatched away all living in genteel central Virginia a world defined by extremes of rural poverty and fabulous wealth A riveting memoir about a family haunted by a shameful secret Don t You Ever is a powerful story of a woman s search for her long-hidden sibling and the factors that profoundly impact our individual destinies
Care across Distance: Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration (Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations #4)
By Monika Palmberger, Azra Hromadžić. 2018
World-wide migration has an unsettling effect on social structures especially on aging populations and eldercare This volume investigates… how taken-for-granted roles are challenged intergenerational relationships transformed economic ties recalibrated technological innovations utilized and spiritual relations pursued and desired and asks what it means to care at a distance and to age abroad What it does show is that trans-nationalization of care produces unprecedented convergences of people objects and spaces that challenge our assumptions about the who how and where of care
By Engineering, Medicine, National Academies of Sciences. 2018
Almost 25 years have passed since the Demography of Aging 1994 was published by the National Research Council… Future Directions for the Demography of Aging is in many ways the successor to that original volume The Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging NIA asked the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine to produce an authoritative guide to new directions in demography of aging The papers published in this report were originally presented and discussed at a public workshop held in Washington D C August 17-18 2017 The workshop discussion made evident that major new advances had been made in the last two decades but also that new trends and research directions have emerged that call for innovative conceptual design and measurement approaches The report reviews these recent trends and also discusses future directions for research on a range of topics that are central to current research in the demography of aging Looking back over the past two decades of demography of aging research shows remarkable advances in our understanding of the health and well-being of the older population Equally exciting is that this report sets the stage for the next two decades of innovative research a period of rapid growth in the older American population
By Paul Thomas, Jennifer Margulis. 2018
If anyone you know is struggling with addiction or if you think you might have a problem … you want to read this book GARTH STEIN bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain a proven comprehensive program that compassionately guides the reader to a place of resolution DAVID PERLMUTTER MD 1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker a massive achievement and a giant step forward for addiction medicine ANNIE GRACE author of This Naked Mind Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under fifty Even as opiate addiction skyrockets more people than ever before are hooked on alcohol sedatives cigarettes and even screens The face and prevalence of addiction has changed and evolved but our solutions to addiction are stuck in the past We ve been treating addiction as a black or white issue a disease you either suffer from or will never suffer from The problem with this model is that it doesn t account for the incredible forces working against all of us pushing all of us toward addiction stress undernourishment sleep-deprivation vitamin D deficiency and isolation not to mention a flawed medical system and corrupt pharmaceutical companies doling out prescriptions at every turn The truth Addiction is a disease that like many others exists on a spectrum We are more vulnerable to becoming addicted to substances at certain points in our lives and based on the evidence provided in The Addiction Spectrum most effective at kicking addiction when we take a holistic approach With the help of the 13-point plan and individual protocols detailed in this book you have the power to change your destiny No one understands this more than Dr Paul Thomas who recovered from alcohol addiction early in his career and founded one of the most effective rehabilitation centers for teens and young adults in his hometown of Portland OR Named one of the top family doctors and one of the top pediatricians in the country Dr Paul is also board-certified in both integrative medicine and addiction medicine This unique combination of specialties is intentional Dr Paul has devoted his entire life and career to saving lives Using the best conventional medicine alongside the new science of alternative health Dr Paul has treated thousands of patients with the life-saving solutions provided in The Addiction Spectrum Addiction is a compendium of often devastating circumstances that have gone unchecked by society for far too long This book is a positive light and guide to overcoming not only addiction but the challenges and obstacles that affect us all
By Marianne Talbot. 2011
At 3am I was startled awake by the opening of the stairgate Leaping out of bed I found Mum… clothes on over her pyjamas grumbling she was fed up of being moved from pillar to post and was going home When her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease Marianne Talbot decided she couldn t put her into a care home Instead for five years she looked after her mum in her own home For nearly three of those years she chronicled for the readers of Saga Magazine Online the fears and frustrations the love and the laughter and the tears and the traumas of caring Now in this heart warming book you too can meet Marianne Mum and the appalling Fatcat You will also find plenty of practical tips for caring for someone with dementia and on staying sane whilst doing so a resources and useful contacts section and Marianne s reflections on caring from a distance and on when caring comes to an end Written for anyone anywhere who has anything to do with dementia or with caring in reading it you will know you are not alone
By Ailsa Frank. 2017
Have you ever felt stuck or unmotivated about life Are there things you want to do or dreams you… want to achieve but you don t know how to get started or how to reach your goals In Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing experienced hypnotherapist Ailsa Frank provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to take control of your life and ensure that it follows a more positive direction the direction in which you want it to go The techniques described in this book will help you to cut out the negative habits in your life and make improvements where they are needed work relationships health finance finding love and more Making regular small changes to your mindset will enable you to make bigger changes in your life You don t need to know your whole life plan you just need to focus on one small thing to get yourself started Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing offers a helping hand to get you on track and keep your life moving forwards in a positive direction
By Lowell Cauffiel. 1997
"Eddie Lee Sexton is evil incarnate. Like Charles Manson, he exercised a cult-like mind control over others who did his… dirty work. But unlike Manson, both Sexton's victims and his subjects were his very own flesh and blood." As strong as they are, these words from an assistant district attorney barely hint at the depravity hidden for years within the Sexton family. Strange notions about "Futuretrons" and hand markings that convey absolute power, revelations of incest and physical abuse, bodies buried in the camping area of a Florida state park-- House of Secrets has so many layers of weirdness that it will amaze even seasoned readers of true crime. Lowell Cauffiel has a talent for combining quotations from interviews and unembellished facts into prose that reads like a novel. Two people are dead, and the children who suffered the cruel fate of being born into the Sexton family may never completely heal from their injuries--but at least their story has been told.
By David Smallwood. 2014
Do you worry that you drink too much Or perhaps you fear that your dependence on drugs food… sex or some other vice is spiralling out of control and taking your quality of life with it In Who Says I m an Addict David Smallwood looks at the issue of addiction with compassion clarity and wisdom that comes not only from his own difficult journey with addiction but from his considerable experience overseeing treatment programmes in rehabilitation clinics David looks in detail at all areas of addiction from denial hitting rock bottom and dealing with shame and guilt to how our family of origin and the traumas we go through in childhood influence us in later life He then explores the road to long-term recovery guiding the reader on how to do the emotional work necessary to ensure that they avoid relapse and can finally lay their demons to rest and get on with re-building their life
By Henry Cloud. 2005
Based on the incredible success of the book What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do, Dr. Henry… Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer a line of books that address specific crises and some of the most prevalent problems facing our culture today. These books give readers a starting point to deal with their problems. Beautifully designed in a full-color small format, these books are perfect for giving to a friend in distress.