African American Behavior in the Social Environment

Author: J. Camille Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799423X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An essential text to help to understand human behavior and the processes that guide human adaptation Social workers and therapists need to assess the full range of aspects of their client problems such as socioeconomic status, academic achievement, parental incarceration, psychopathology, and other risks. African American Behavior in the Social Environment: New Perspectives explores the latest empirical and theoretical findings of human behavior and resiliency in African American individuals, families, and communities. Leading scholars provide unique insights into African American mental health, gender relations, family interactions and dynamics, inequality, poverty, the balance between work and family, and nontraditional families. This important text discusses in detail the importance of understanding the processes that guide human adaptation and understanding the dynamics of how particular ethnic groups, cultures, and people use resources to adapt to certain circumstances that can be useful in assessment and treatment. African American Behavior in the Social Environment: New Perspectives presents the analysis and research of several individuals in order to provide an understanding of how the concept of protective factors, racial identity, and racial socialization has been approached, the direction their insights have taken them, and the results of exploring the dynamics of African American behavior in relationship to environments. Research discussed in African American Behavior in the Social Environment: New Perspectives include: socioeconomic status health disparity the impact of having incarcerated parents academic achievement gap kinship ties leadership development race identity and socialization suicide among African American adolescents Black churches impact in HIV/AIDS prevention culturally relevant mental health services gender and sexuality issues policy and practice and much more! African American Behavior in the Social Environment: New Perspectives is an invaluable resource for counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators, and students in African American studies.

Negation in Gapping

Author: Sophie Repp
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199543607
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first in-depth investigation of gapping and negation shows accepted accounts do not explain differences across languages, and available readings of the negation. The author questions basic assumptions in the analysis of gapping and presents a new syntactic analysis with implications for the interpretation of scope, and the theory of ellipsis.

Youth Violence Prevention Through Asset Based Community Development

Author: Pedro R. Payne
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 9781593321499
Format: PDF
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Payne has written a comprehensive study of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a local youth violence prevention project in Riverside, California. We know local governments are accountable for the effective management of tax funds. As such, the proper planning and implementation of long-term youth violence prevention efforts takes on added significance. This project represents the first effort on the part of the City of Riverside, California to implement a preventive model based on social disorganization theory. The basic premise of the model combines long-term and short-term goals. That is, increased social capital for youths and collective efficacy among adults in the community combined with acute intervention and suppression efforts help to mitigate the risks associated with youth violence. It is hoped that this analysis may serve to inform other local governments on the most effective strategy in the prevention of youth violence.

Thank You for Being You

Author: Bradley Trevor Greive
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740771116
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book makes up for every thank you letter you forgot to send. "I have filed away at least a million things to thank you for, but somehow I never got around to actually telling you what I felt nearly as often as I wanted to." - BTG, inside 'Thank You for Being You'The perfect expression of gratitude for parents, friends, siblings, co-workers, and loved ones. So, for all the thank you letters you may have sent, and especially for those you forgot to mail, consider this the long-overdue, but perfect message.

Checkered Past

Author: Abby Gaines
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426829523
Format: PDF, ePub
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NASCAR team owner Chad Matheson is most comfortable when he's in control. But his control took a time-out during a few days in Las Vegas—and he impulsively wed hotel heiress Brianna Hudson. The marriage lasted only one night, though, before they both had second thoughts…. Two years later Brianna holds the keys to a much-needed sponsorship for Chad's team, and Chad is determined to keep things between them strictly business. But he knows he's fighting a losing battle. Because where Brianna is concerned, the atmosphere is anything but professional. And the last thing he needs is anyone finding out that, legally, they're still Mr. and Mrs.!


Author: T. C. Campbell
ISBN: 9781841952352
Format: PDF
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The startling expose of the 'Ice-Cream Wars' and the truth behind the miscarriage of justice that followed.When T C Campbell and Joseph Steele were found guilty of the horrific murder of the Doyle family in 1984, it concluded a media and police witch-hunt that had begun six months earlier. But as Indictment makes abundantly clear, T C Campbell was 'guilty' before the trial even began, the victim of a miscarriage of justice that is all the more chilling because of the manner in which justice was willfully perverted.Convicted on the flimsiest of hearsay evidence and in one of the darkest episodes in Scottish legal history, T C Campbell remains incarcerated and continues to fight for his release. This book, co-authored with acclaimed investigative journalist Reg McKay, documents in disturbing detail the farcical manner in which Campbell and Steele were 'tried' and the ongoing quest by Campbell to exonerate his name.


Author: Alix Lambert
Publisher: Fuel Pub
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A bank robber goes on a spree. A man confesses to a murder he did'nt commit. A gangster tortures his accomplice. The perfect murder is attempted by two teenagers. These are just a few of the cases - fact and fiction, little known and legendary - that Alix Lambert explores in her investigation of the nature of crime, both real and imagined. Throughout these compelling interviews - with detectives, actors, murderers, film directors, prison inmates and authors - a constant theme emerges: Could I do that? Is it bad luck or bad judgement that pushes someone over the edge? The boundaries between safety and danger aren't as defined as we'd like to believe.

Army of one

Author: Janet Matina Sarbanes
Publisher: Seismicity Editions
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fiction. The short story collection ARMY OF ONE, published by Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, is Janet Sarbanes' first book, exploring a variety of curious Southern California locales, as well as the equally curious characters that populate them. Sarbanes is currently completing a novel entitled This Land: The Adventures of the President's Daughter. She teaches at CalArts and has published short fiction and cultural criticism in Black Clock, Merge, Popular Music and Society, Afterall, Utopian Studies, and the anthology Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography.

Visions from the Golden Land

Author: Ralph Isaacs
Publisher: Art Media Resources Limited
ISBN: 9781878529688
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The visual impact of Burmese lacquerware is striking - the objects are dazzingly coloured, often in scarlet, gold and black, and are frequently inlaid with coloured stone or glass. A natural plastic, refined from the sap of a Southeast Asian tree, lacquer is worked into vessels of every sort and is also used in architecture, furniture, sculpture and religious ritual. It is one of the most important artistic tradition of Burma and is very much a living craft. This catalogue features pieces from both the British Museum and the Isaacs Collection, a private collection. The book also includes five essays which examine the historical, regional, inscriptional and ethnographic aspects of Burmese lacquer."--Amazon.