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

Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children [2 volumes]

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Author: Joy D. Osofsky,Betsy McAlister Groves

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440852596

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

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Explains the neurological, emotional, and behavioral impacts of violence and trauma experienced by newborns, infants, children, and teenagers. • Explains the effects of a range of types of violence and trauma, including child abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, teen dating violence, loss of parent or caregiver, exposure to natural disaster, and more • Addresses the impacts of violence and trauma during infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence • Details mental health interventions to encourage resilience and posttraumatic growth • Describes how public systems from schools to pediatric and obstetrical clinics to juvenile justice systems identify and work with children affected by violence and trauma

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

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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.

Annual Report

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Author: Brookings Institution

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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