African Americans at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]

Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

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Author: Glenn L. Starks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440800766

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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With all of the progress African Americans have made, they still face many risks that threaten the entire race or place segments in jeopardy of survival. This work examines the widespread problem and suggests solutions. • Examines up-to-date statistical data on the primary issues negatively impacting African Americans • Provides extensive literary and data analysis of the issues addressed • Discusses what can be done to improve the condition of African Americans • Supplies concise background and investigates the implications of each key issue • Includes an extensive bibliographic list of references for all issues discussed

Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]

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Author: Gabriel Gutiérrez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399263

Category: Social Science

Page: 828

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This two-volume collection of essays addresses the Latino/a experience in present-day America, covering six major areas of importance: education, health, family, children, teens, and violence. • Provides information from authoritative sources and data based on recent research • Includes ancillary tables, figures, and statistics for visual support • Features thoughtful questions and reflections on the chapters that support readers' further exploration of the topics • Shares some first-hand accounts and autobiographies along with selected interviews

American Indians at Risk [2 volumes]

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Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397651

Category: Social Science

Page: 811

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This essential reference work enables a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges in the lives of American Indians and Alaskan Natives today, carefully reviewing their unique problems and proposing potential solutions. • Provides a current and comprehensive analysis of contemporary problems facing American Indians • Documents the challenges of American Indians, identifies how they are qualitatively different from those of other minority groups in the United States, and presents potential solutions • Evaluates the effectiveness of both proposed and implemented solutions to problems in American Indian culture • Written by experts on American Indian affairs, including many who have lived, worked, and taught in Indian country, and are American Indians themselves

African American Children and Mental Health [2 volumes]

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Author: Nancy E. Hill,Tammy Mann,Hiram E. Fitzgerald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313383030

Category: Psychology

Page: 498

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This groundbreaking two-volume set examines the psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in African American children while considering economic, historical, and public policies. • Includes history, current events, psychology, politics, public policy, sociology, economics, and more • Details intervention programs that target parents and children in low-income African American families; strategies to support young African American male relationship development, motivation, and achievement; and programs aiming to increase literacy and decrease obesity • Examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on African American children • Includes both a subject and author index to facilitate further research

The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents [2 volumes]

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Author: Kirkland C. Vaughans,Warren Spielberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381992

Category: Psychology

Page: 615

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Drawing on personal insights and research-based knowledge, this important work facilitates understanding of the psychological struggles of young African American males and offers ameliorative strategies. • The work of 30 distinguished contributors, from Marion Wright Edelman to Ellis Cose • Perspectives and solutions from disciplines as wide-ranging as clinical psychology, law, sociology, and poetry • Original, cutting-edge research by the authors

Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2 E-Book

Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices

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Author: Frank Kronenberg,Nick Pollard,Dikaios Sakellariou

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049115

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

Clinical Manual of Substance Abuse

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780815150923

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 6154

A comprehensive practical reference for all health care professionals who care for patients with substance abuse problems. Part I provides a framework for clinical management of these patients and Part II is comprised of chapters on working with specific populations and groups.

Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965447

Category: Medical

Page: 879

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Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education. The editors have built Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Annual Report

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Author: Brookings Institution

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: N.A

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Air & Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental engineering

Page: N.A

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Youth in Cities

A Cross-National Perspective

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Author: Marta Tienda,William Julius Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005814

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 288

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This book presents comparative evidence and case-studies on poor urban youth, providing interventions that have proven successful.

Behavior Psychology in the Schools

Innovations in Evaluation, Support, and Consultation

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Author: James K. Luiselli,Charles Diament

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789019202

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Decrease destructive behaviors and improve students'social outlook and academic performance with the ideas you'll find in this book! Here is a state-of-the-art review of behavior psychology services in public schools! It will help you address issues of evaluation, technical assistance consultation, training, student discipline, academic remediation, and health-facilitating intervention. Then it explores systems-wide applications that put this knowledge to work. Authored by respected clinicians, educators, and researchers who blend their extensive practical knowledge with scientific findings to deliver sound, practical advice, Behavior Psychology in the Schools: Innovations in Evaluation, Support, and Consultation: presents an overview of the focus, scope, and practice of behavioral consultation to public schools, examining contemporary approaches such as positive behavior support, functional behavioral assessment, and efficacy evaluation shows why problem behavior in elementary and middle school students requires a preventive, whole-school approach and describes steps to implement school-wide positive behavior support examines ways to enhance academic behavior, decrease disruptive behaviors, and improve academic performance looks at risk prevention programs designed to promote healthy behavior and prevent chronic health problems, substance abuse, high-risk sexual behaviors, and physical/sexual abuse of children reviews constructive and preventive methods of reducing school violence and vandalism examines the laws and policies that support the use of school-wide discipline programs shows you how to use curriculum-based measurement to evaluate treatment efficacy describes consultation to a public school district in the form of a systems-wide evaluation of instructional and behavior support practices for developmentally disabled students teaches you to select effective interventions for responding to behavior problems shows you how to provide teachers with the resources and support needed to ensure successful plan intervention makes recommendations for improving outcomes in school-based consultation

Losing Generations

Adolescents in High-Risk Settings

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Author: Panel on High-Risk Youth,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309587824

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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At least 7 million young Americans--fully one-quarter of adolescents 10 to 17 years old--may be at risk of failing to achieve productive adult lives. They use drugs, engage in unprotected sex, drop out of school, and sometimes commit crimes, effectively closing the door to their own futures. And the costs to society are enormous: school and social services are overwhelmed, and our nation faces the future with a diminished citizenry. This penetrating book argues that the problems of troubled youth cannot be separated from the settings in which those youths live--settings that have deteriorated significantly in the past two decades. A distinguished panel examines what works and what does not in the effort to support and nurture adolescents and offers models for successful programs. This volume presents an eye-opening look at what millions of the nation's youths confront every day of their lives, addressing How the decline in economic security for young working parents affects their children's life chances. How dramatic changes in household structure and the possibilities of family and community violence threaten adolescents' development. How the decline of neighborhoods robs children of a safe environment. How adolescents' health needs go unmet in the current system. Losing Generations turns the spotlight on those institutions youths need--the health care system, schools, the criminal justice, and the child welfare and foster home systems--and how they are functioning. Difficult issues are addressed with study results and insightful analyses: access of poor youths to health insurance coverage, inequities in school funding, how child welfare agencies provide for adolescents in their care, and the high percentage of young black men in the criminal justice system.

Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496498X

Category: Medical

Page: 1041

View: 3171

Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research. The editors have built Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Children and Families in Communities

Theory, Research, Policy and Practice

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Author: Jacqueline Barnes,Ilan Barry Katz,Jill E. Korbin,Margaret O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470093587

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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In the past decade the relationship between communities, children and families has inspired a wealth of research and policy initiatives because of a growing belief that the breakdown of families and communities is a significant factor in social problems, including child abuse and juvenile crime. The latest policy initiatives to tackle social problems have therefore targeted communities as well as high risk families. This title amalgamates the latest research on the relationship between children, families and communities and explores policy and practice implications. Material for practitioners and community development workers is also be included. The book is divided in to three parts: 1) theory 2) the effect of community on children, parents and families 3) interventions and policy implications.