Als der Tag begann

Author: Liz Murray

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641055474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 6267

Oft traurig und doch voller Witz und Lebensmut — eine wahre Geschichte vom Erwachsenwerden und Überleben Liz Murray, aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Eltern drogensüchtig, mit 15 obdachlos, ohne Schulausbildung. Wie schafft sie den Absprung in ein Leben mit Zukunft? Liz Murray erzählt vom Erwachsenwerden, davon, wie sie ihre Eltern verliert und sich mühevoll ein Harvard-Stipendium erarbeitet, mit einer Sprache, die — anrührend und humorvoll zugleich — alles lebendig werden lässt. Schon als kleines Kind weiß Liz Murray, was es heißt, am Existenzminimum zu leben. Armut und Hunger bestimmen den Alltag ihrer Familie. Doch obwohl die Hippie-Eltern drogenabhängig sind, erleben Liz und ihre Schwester Lisa nicht nur Elend und Leid. Im Gegenteil, ihr Vater ist ein schräger, aber liebevoller Mensch, und er bringt seinen Töchtern bei, nicht auf das Geschwätz der Leute zu hören, sondern der Welt kritisch zu begegnen. Die Momente des Glücks sind dennoch kurz. Mit 15 ist Liz obdachlos, schwänzt die Schule und zieht mit anderen Kindern, die auch nirgends hingehören, durch die Straßen. Erst als ihre Mutter an Aids stirbt, wird Liz klar, dass sie so nicht enden will. Mit großer Willenskraft und einem Durchhaltevermögen, das sie selbst erstaunt, schafft sie mit 19 ihren Highschool-Abschluss und macht ihren Weg bis an die Eliteuniversität Harvard.

How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family

A Self-care Guide for Siblings, Offspring, and Parents

Author: Diane T. Marsh,Rex M. Dickens

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874779233

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 423

Discusses the nature of mental illness and its devastating impact on family relationships, and describes the essential stages of recovery.

Encyclopedia of Trauma

An Interdisciplinary Guide

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319807

Category: Psychology

Page: 904

View: 2905

Trauma is defined as a sudden, potentially deadly experience, often leaving lasting, troubling memories. Traumatology (the study of trauma, its effects, and methods to modify effects) is exploding in terms of published works and expanding in terms of scope. Originally a narrow specialty within emergency medicine, the field now extends to trauma psychology, military psychiatry and behavioral health, post-traumatic stress and stress disorders, trauma social work, disaster mental health, and, most recently, the subfield of history and trauma, with sociohistorical examination of long-term effects and meanings of major traumas experienced by whole communities and nations, both natural (Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina) and man-made (the Holocaust, 9/11). One reason for this expansion involves important scientific breakthroughs in detecting the neurobiology of trauma that is connecting biology with human behavior, which in turn, is applicable to all fields involving human thought and response, including but not limited to psychiatry, medicine and the health sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and law. Researchers within these fields and more can contribute to a universal understanding of immediate and long-term consequences–both good and bad–of trauma, both for individuals and for broader communities and institutions. Trauma encyclopedias published to date all center around psychological trauma and its emotional effects on the individual as a disabling or mental disorder requiring mental health services. This element is vital and has benefited from scientific and professional breakthroughs in theory, research, and applications. Our encyclopedia certainly will cover this central element, but our expanded conceptualization will include the other disciplines and will move beyond the individual.

Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy

Author: Barbara A. Schell,Glen Gillen,Marjorie Scaffa,Ellen S. Cohn

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451110804

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

View: 1104

Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, Twelfth Edition, continues in the tradition of excellent coverage of critical concepts and practices that have long made this text the leading resource for Occupational Therapy students. Students using this text will learn how to apply client-centered, occupational, evidence based approach across the full spectrum of practice settings. Peppered with first-person narratives, which offer a unique perspective on the lives of those living with disease, this new edition has been fully updated with a visually enticing full color design, and even more photos and illustrations. Vital pedagogical features, including case studies, Practice Dilemmas, and Provocative questions, help position students in the real-world of occupational therapy practice to help prepare them to react appropriately.

Street Children and Homeless Youth

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Lewis Aptekar,Daniel Stoecklin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400773560

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4815

This book deals with street children who live in the developing world, and homeless youth who are from the developed world. They are referred to as children in street situations (CSS) to show that the problem is both in the children and in the situation they face. The book examines several aspects of the children and their street situations, including the families of origin and the homes they leave, the children’s social life, and mental health. Other aspects are the problems of published demographics, the construction of public opinion about these children and the, often violent, reactions from authorities. The book then discusses current research on children in street situations, as well as programs and policies. The book ends with recommendations about programs, policies and research.

Thematic Guide to Young Adult Literature

Author: Alice Trupe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 4837

Contemporary young adult literature is a relatively new genre. This guide provides an overview of the burgeoning field, focusing primarily on fiction. Each of the 32 chapters is devoted to a theme of special significance to young adults, and provides brief critical discussions of several related literary works. Chapters close with lists of fiction for further reading. An appendix groups works according to additional themes, and a selected bibliography cites relevant critical studies.

The Five Areas of Being Human: An Assessment Tool for Therapeutic Care

A Primer Guide for Effective Interviewing Skills and the Implementation of the Five Areas of Being Human Assessment Tool Related to Enhancing Precise Therapeutic Treatment

Author: Thomas D. Sharts M.Ed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499030061

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 2634

This book: The Five Areas of Being Human: An Assessment Tool for Therapeutic Care challenges those professionals in the business of therapeutic care to more coherently organize effective methods of behavioral assessment for the purpose of identifying the origins of problematic behaviors related to mental health and/or social problems modeled by individuals. Likewise it is this author’s belief that the best practices for organizing such a logical behavioral assessment is identifying the five areas of being human: spiritual, physical, social, psychological and vocational and developing relevant questions in association with each distinctive area; implementing effective interviewing methods and selecting appropriate therapeutic strategies. Moreover, it is the belief of this author that many persons experiencing therapeutic or medical relationships with psychiatrists, social workers, licensed practical counselors, medical physicians, etc. suffer from untreated mental health and physical conditions because this assessment model is never identified and applied by such practicing professionals. In summation, for certain, identifying the five areas of being human and developing relevant questions to ask in a therapeutic or medical relationship will effectively assist in actualizing a more cogent and helpful assessment necessary for treating and promoting healing toward those persons suffering from mental and/or physical debilitating health conditions.

Community care for homeless families

a program design manual

Author: Better Homes Foundation,National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 2729

Teachers DO Make a Difference

The Teacher’s Guide to Connecting With Students

Author: Judith A. Deiro

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412906548

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 1407

Deiro provides powerful strategies teachers can employ to build a healthy student-teacher connection, decrease behavioral problems, and increase social and academic skills.

The Video Librarian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 379

Homelessness

A Resource Guide for Grades 1-12 : Helping Children and Youth to Understand and be Involved

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homeless children

Page: 133

View: 2455

Practical General Practice E-Book

Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management

Author: Alex Khot,Andrew Polmear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049093

Category: Medical

Page: 792

View: 9011

Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available

The Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers

How to Handle the Really Difficult Problems

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 382

View: 2971

This is the book that covers the really tough problems teachers face: divorce, death, abuse, AIDS, violence, illness and more.

Social work

Author: Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 9387

Psychology

Themes and Variations

Author: Wayne Weiten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780534340148

Category: Psychology

Page: 809

View: 2664

No higher compliment need be paid than to say - as one reviewer recently did - that this is the text by which all others for the course are measured. Since the first edition of this book appeared, professors have praised Weiten's scholarship as exemplary and the accessibility of his prose as unparalleled. This is the text that redefined the way Introductory Psychology is taught by using integrative themes to develop the connections among different areas of psychological research. And now, with this Fourth Edition, Weiten again raises the bar a notch higher for competitors. Not only has he continued to refine and improve his fine text, but Weiten has developed an exciting multimedia CD-ROM for the course, giving instructors a new, engaging way to teach and students an interactive way to learn. Now, Weiten not only explains the interdependent links between research and applications, but he gives students a fascinating way to explore psychological concepts through experiments and activities included on the "PsycTrek" CD-ROM. Using integrative themes to emphasize connections among different areas of research in psychology, Weiten challenges students to grapple with the big issues and tough questions while mastering the basic concepts of psychology. Throughout the Fourth Edition, Weiten emphasizes the unity in psychology's intellectual heritage (the themes), as well as psychology's immense diversity (the variations). Long after your students have completed their final examinations, they will retain a genuine understanding of the basic ideas about psychology and behavior.

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Health/science, Business/industry, Children/juvenile, how To/instruction

Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414401003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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