- Author : William Seymour
- Publisher : Routledge
- Release Date : 2014-06-27
- Genre: Psychology
- Pages : 150
- ISBN 10 : 9781134613298
Building a Better Man Book Description :
Building a Better Man presents a theory and science based discussion of masculinity in modern America, but it also does much more than that—it interweaves a diverse group of compelling personal stories with an exploration of aggression and masculinity in the socialization of boys and men. Where other programs tend to subtly denigrate men as perpetrators and focus on stopping the problematic behavior, Building a Better Man tries to understand the external forces that impinge on the developmental experiences of boys/men and broadens the scope of inquiry into their behavior by reviewing a range of external societal forces that contribute to the problems. Clinicians and group leaders will find that the approach laid out in Building a Better Man leaves clients feeling understood more than judged, which provides a different motivation for change and can set treatment on an entirely different and infinitely more productive path.
- Author : Guru Madhavan
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Release Date : 2012-10-19
- Genre: Science
- Pages : 244
- ISBN 10 : 9781461443490
Practicing Sustainability Book Description :
Sustainability applies to everybody. But everybody applies it differently, by defining and shaping it differently—much as water is edged and shaped by its container. It is conceived in absolute terms but underpinned by a great diversity of relatively “green”—and sometimes contradictory—practices that can each make society only more or less sustainable. In Practicing Sustainability, chefs, poets, music directors, evangelical pastors, skyscraper architects, artists, filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, business executives, policy makers, and the contrarians, shed light on our understanding of sustainability and the role that each of us can play. Each contributor addresses what sustainability means, what is most appealing about the concept, and what they would like to change to improve the perception and practice of sustainability. What emerges from their essays is a wide spectrum of views that confirm an important insight: Sustainability is pursued in different ways not only due to different interpretations, but also because of varying incentives, trade-offs, and altruistic motives. Practicing and achieving sustainability starts with a willingness to look critically at the concept. It also means enabling rich and vigorous discussion based on pragmatism and common sense to determine a framework for best ideas and practices. With time and the much needed critical thinking, sustainable development will become a more integral part of our culture. By sharing experiences and crisp insights from today’s savants, Practicing Sustainability serves as a stepping stone to the future.
- Author : Ken McGarity
- Publisher : CreateSpace
- Release Date : 2014-05-09
- Pages : 68
- ISBN 10 : 1497459761
Build a Better Future Book Description :
If you have ever struggled at the art of defining,developing and dedicating energy to the things thatare most important to you - then this book is for you. This book and its complementary workbook are intended to be a short, but powerful,resource to coach and equip you to solidly construct your most meaningful goals andthen to help you see more of your goals being supported by real action and real accomplishment.It will also take you, with your cooperation, from simply dreaming aboutthe things that you want and need to achieve to actually doing something about it.Everyone has hopes and dreams, yet few people establish and accomplish the goalsnecessary to actually achieve their most meaningful pursuits. But, you can with the righttools and support. You can build a better future and I want to help you." - Ken McGarity By completing this book and its complementary workbookyou will be equipped to: Identify and clarify your personal strengths, roles, passions and key areas of importance. Prioritize your objectives based on value, need and level of overarching impact. Formulate an incremental and intentional action map towards your objectives. Attack your S.M.A.R.T. action steps with a well crafted playbook of decisive strategies. Commit to the process for the long haul and see impactful results.
- Author : Robert K. Conyne
- Publisher : SAGE Publications
- Release Date : 2009-06-12
- Genre: Social Science
- Pages : 232
- ISBN 10 : 9781483351476
Prevention Program Development and Evaluation Book Description :
The use of seatbelts, the requirements for smoke detectors, and other kinds of public health interventions have been highly successful in reducing disability, injuries, and premature mortality. Prevention in mental health— identifying and treating mental illnesses before they become full blown syndromes or identifying people at risk for a condition—is just as critical to public mental health. This research-based resource gives practitioners a nuts-and-bolts guide to designing and evaluating prevention programs in mental health that are culturally relevant and aimed at reducing the number of new problems that occur. Key Features Employs a 10-step prevention program development and evaluation model that emphasizes the concepts of community, collaboration, and cultural relevance Offers a brief, practical, how-to approach that is based on rigorous research Identifies specific prevention program development and evaluation steps Highlights examples of "everyday prevention" practices as well as concrete prevention programs that have proven, effective implementation Promotes hands-on learning with practical exercises, instructive figures, and a comprehensive reference list Intended Audience Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Prevention Program Development and Evaluation can be used as a core text in undergraduate courses devoted to prevention or in graduate programs aimed at practice issues. Current practitioners or policymakers interested in designing prevention programs will find this book to be an affable guide.
- Author : Patti Davy
- Publisher : AuthorHouse
- Release Date : 2007-07
- Genre: Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 132
- ISBN 10 : 9781434311207
Then Came the Rain Book Description :
My name is Constance L. Aguero. The name of this book is, The Wounded Child, The girl the world forgot! this book consists of poetry that I have been writing since I was about eight years old. These poems express the feelings that this young survivor experienced at the hands of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. These poems talk about the abuse of my father, my uncle Walter, my uncle Raymond, my mother and her previous boyfriends, and my father's tricks that he brought home from the bar. I'm hoping that with me expressing my abuse through my poetry, that I can give a young or old person a chance at some hope. I decided that it was time for the world to know exactly what kind of people my abusers really were. I also figured this was my chance to tell my story, my way, without fearing what my abusers might think. This is my time to stand up and feel proud of the young woman I taught myself to be. My goals for writing this book are to let children know that it is not ok to be abused, that they should tell someone if they are. Also I want a chance to feel proud that I finally finished something that I set out to do. I believe that if people take time to trust their gut instincts that they will be able to find the appropriate treatment for their issues. If they do this, they will feel a huge change in how they feel about themselves.
- Author : Professor Hilary N Weaver
- Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
- Release Date : 2014-02-28
- Genre: Social Science
- Pages : 252
- ISBN 10 : 9781472406781
Social Issues in Contemporary Native America Book Description :
Hilary Weaver has drawn together leading Native American social workers, researchers, and academics to provide current information on a variety of social issues related to Native American children, families, and reservations both in the USA and in Canada. Divided into four major sections, each containing an introduction, this book places the historical foundations of Native American social work in context in order to fully provide the reader with a comprehensive survey on various aspects of working with Native American families; community health and wellness; and community revitalization and decolonization. This groundbreaking volume should be read by both educators and students in social work and other helping professions in the USA and Canada as well as all human service professionals working with Native Americans.
- Author : Alan Cooper
- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
- Release Date : 2014-08-13
- Genre: Computers
- Pages : 720
- ISBN 10 : 9781118766583
About Face Book Description :
The essential interaction design guide, fully revised andupdated for the mobile age About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, FourthEdition is the latest update to the book that shaped andevolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensiveguide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets intoaccount. New information includes discussions on mobile apps,touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. Thenew full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate moderndesign concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the successof design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design"as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers havelittle tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live upto their expectations, and the responding shift in businessphilosophy has become widespread. About Face isthe book that brought interaction design out of the research labsand into the everyday lexicon, and the updated FourthEdition continues to lead the way with ideas and methodsrelevant to today's design practitioners anddevelopers. Updated information includes: Contemporary interface, interaction, and product designmethods Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-dateexamples Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through thecurrent shift in consumer technology habits will find AboutFace to be a comprehensive, essential resource.
- Author : Kenneth W. Watson
- Publisher : DIANE Publishing
- Release Date : 1994
- Genre: Social Science
- Pages : 76
- ISBN 10 : 0788116584
Substitute Care Providers Book Description :
Designed for child welfare staff & provides the foundation for serving abused & neglected children who are in family foster care & adoption. Also intended for professionals involved in child protection: law enforcement, education, mental health, health care, & early childhood professionals. Provides information of value to foster & adoptive parents. Glossary & bibliography.
- Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Publisher : Simon and Schuster
- Release Date : 2014-06-10
- Genre: Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 320
- ISBN 10 : 9781925030471
Hard Choices Book Description :
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth,