Intercountry Adoption

Author: Howard Altstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275932879
Format: PDF
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This volume's contributors describe the experiences of foreign born adoptees and their families in such countries as the United States, Canada, Norway, West Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Israel. They provide a brief history of intercountry adoption; specify rules and procedures employed in various countries; and evaluate pros and cons in the seven nations. The contributors discuss each country's formal statutes on transracial and intercountry adoption, and describe the organizations and/or social movements advocating such adoptions as well as those opposing them. Altstein and Simon conclude with a summary based on case studies on the successes and failures of intercountry adoption.

Beginning Reading for Older Students Grades 4 8

Author: Good Apple
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 0768206618
Format: PDF, ePub
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A valuable addition to any reading program, this resource offers 30 reproducible books that provide high-interest content on the emergent reader level. It is specifically valuable for upper elementary through high school ESL students, students with special needs, high-risk students, or others with reading difficulties. It also provides an introduction to all 220 Dolch words, a master vocabulary list and reproducible word cards, comprehensive questions, and opportunities for writing.

The Divorce and Divorce Therapy Handbook

Author: Martin R. Textor
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780876688465
Format: PDF
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The Divorce and Divorce Therapy Handbook presents the most important findings on divorce, as well as the rich variety of therapeutic approaches that have been developed. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this is a comprehensive handbook for all mental health professionals, therapists, and counselors who have to deal with the multitude of problems associated with divorce and remarriage.

Helping Families with Special Problems

Author: Martin R. Textor
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Therapeutic approaches for the treatment of families with members who suffer with significant emotional and behavioral disturbances have been developing rapidly. This volume makes available to both individual and family therapists the most effective clinical techniques for helping families with members exhibiting such problems as schizophrenia, acting out, depression, hysteria, phobia, personality disorder, childish behavior, learning disorder, drug abuse, psychosomatic illness, sexual dysfunction, physical disability, disease, and terminal illness; and for helping the divorcing, divorced, or remarried family. Each contributor considers the relevant knowledge concerning pathogenic mechanisms and pathological characteristics of one or more family types and describes the different family therapy approaches used to treat them.

As We Walk Through the Valley

Author: Amy Conner
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 145679762X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Late one August evening, Amy Conner was awoken from her sleep and given the most devastating news she had ever received. Her husband, Curt, had died (at the painfully young age of thirty-two) in an accident while hunting. She and her two young children, ages four and two at the time, were sent reeling into grief. With the unending support from her friends and family, Amy was eventually able to find herself in a place of healing and hope. She has written this book for her children to remind them of the honorable and loving man their father was. In addition, she has felt compelled to help any young widow who has had to suffer a loss such as hers by sharing her story. There is light, strength, and peace to be found in this walk in the valley of the shadow of death (reference to the Bible’s Psalm 23). You just have to open your heart and believe.

The Sun is Feminine

Author: Traute Taeschner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642483291
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lisa is 4 years and 5 months old and Giulia 3 years and 4 months. One morning, the girls' father is taking them to nursery school. L: ... e bravissima, ha riscaldato l'auto. E' bravissima, vera? In praising the sun for having warmed up the car, Lisa has referred to it in the feminine gender, as in the German die Sonne. Her father corrects her by using the masculine gender. F: E' bravissimo. E' if sale. L: E' un maschietto, if sale? (Is the sun a little boy?) F: E'maschife. (It's masculine.) G [determined]: E' una femmina! (No, it's a girl!) F: Forse in tedesco. (Perhaps it is in German.) is left disoriented, speechless. Giulia This book is devoted to language acquisition in children who have been expos ed to two languages since birth. It has often been said that the study of simultaneous bilingualism is the "most fertile ground" for the formulation of general theories on language acquisition processes, and indeed, most of the studies on early bilingualism aim in this direction. But in a sense this book serves the reverse purpose. Using the results of psycholinguistic research as a basis, I have sought to understand the peculiarities of the process of language organization in the child who faces the problem of learning two languages when other children are learning only one. Thus, the recurring theme of my study is the diversity of bilingual as opposed to monolingual acquisition.

You Are An Overcomer

Author: Carl Bentley
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0881442542
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER! is based on sermons by Dr. Carl Bentley, a pastor of more than twenty-five years. These messages have provided insight and spiritual guidance to congregation, broadcast, and family members. The twenty- one chapters of this book cover topics such as healing, how shouting causes Satan to let go of your circumstances, how to minister to the Lord with your music, and how to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit as warfare weapons. Dr. Bentley discusses the need to engraft the Word of God into your heart, and how fasting helps us to win the war against the flesh. An overcomer's prayer cover is provided, as well as a bibliography of spiritual warfare and worship materials. It's a very good resource for growing Christians, but it's also a good resource for pastors.

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Third Edition

Author: Thelma Harms
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807755702
Format: PDF
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The long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, ECERS-3, focuses on the full range of needs of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. This widely used, comprehensive assessment tool measures both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental needs of young children, including: Cognitive Social-Emotional Physical Health and safety ECERS-3 also includes additional Items assessing developmentally appropriate literacy and math activities. Designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 3 through 5 years of age, ECERS-3: Provides a smooth transition for those already using ECERS-R. Emphasizes the role of the teacher in creating an environment conducive to developmental gains. Is designed to predict child outcomes more accurately and with greater precision. Provides a stronger method of distinguishing between good and truly excellent programs. Offers a complete training program with ongoing support available at the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) website (www.ersi.info). ECERS-3 is appropriate for state and district-wide QRIS and continuous improvement; program evaluation by directors and supervisors; teacher self-evaluation; monitoring by agency staff; and teacher education. The established reliability and long term evidence of validity of the ERS family of instruments make this new version of ECERS particularly useful for RTTT-ELC accountability and research. Suitable for use in inclusive and culturally diverse programs, ECERS-3 subscales evaluate: Space and Furnishings Personal Care Routines Language and Literacy Learning Activities Interaction Program Structure