The CRAF E4 Family Engagement Model

Author: Iheoma Iruka
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124104673
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book lays out how mental health practitioners can best engage parents in their children's education for the child’s best educational outcome. The book presents several different engagement strategies, allowing for differences in socio-political, cultural, and parental beliefs and understandings. Topics include information from early childhood, family processes, efficacy, racial socialization, and social capital. While of interest to educators and parents, this book is written primarily for the clinician, in particular clinicians working with vulnerable child and parent populations, who may be struggling with learning or developmental disabilities. Concise, practical guide Useful to psychologists, educators, and parents

African American Children in Early Childhood Education

Author: Iheoma U. Iruka
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787142582
Format: PDF
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This book presents both the challenges and opportunities that exist for addressing the critical needs of black children, who have been historically underserved in the U.S. education system.

Families Policy and the Law

Author: Alan Hayes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781922038487
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of essays explores some of the complexities that confront both those who frame social policy in Australia and those involved in the legal systems that intersect with child and family issues. Essays include: Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning: Essential issues for policy development and legislation; Ancestry, identity and meaning: The importance of biological ties in contemporary society; Past adoption practices: Key messages for service delivery responses and current policies; The forced adoption apology: Righting wrongs of a dark past; Current open adoptions: Mothers' perspectives; Perfecting adoption? Reflections on the rise of commercial offshore surrogacy and family formation in Australia; Use of surrogacy by Australians: Implications for policy and law reform; Secrecy, family relationships and the welfare of children born with the assistance of donor sperm: Developments in research, law and practice; Gay and lesbian parenting: The legislative response; Step-parenting; Grandparents as primary carers of their grandchildren: Policy and practice insights from research; Contemporary issues in child protection intake, referral and family support; Mandatory reporting laws; Children in the out-of-home care system; Justice and the protection of children; Children, families and the law: A view of the past with an eye to the future; The ties that bind: Separation, divorce and the indissolubility of parenthood; Confidentiality and 'family counselling' under the Family Law Act 1975; Has confidentiality in family dispute resolution reached its use-by date?; Family law: Challenges for responding to family violence in a federal system; Families with complex needs: Meeting the challenges of separation; Post-separation parenting arrangements involving minimal time with one parent; Family violence and financial outcomes after parental separation; Lionel Murphy and the dignified divorce: Of dreams and data; Prosecuting child sexual abuse: The role of social science evidence; The scientists are coming: What are the courts to do with social science research?; Social science and family law: From fallacies and fads to the facts of the matter; and Complex family issues: Collective awareness, common narratives and coordinated approaches to promoting resilience.

Creative Graduates Creative Futures

Author: Linda Ball
Publisher: Creative Graduates Creative Futures Higher Education; Institute for Employment Studies
ISBN: 9781851844258
Format: PDF
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Explores the experiences, activities and contribution of creative graduates and their plans for the future. This title includes: executive summary, introduction, project development and methodology, sample profile, the creative curriculum and work experience, skills development and preparation for work, and early career patterns.

An Anthropology of Architecture

Author: Victor Buchli
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857853015
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ever since anthropology has existed as a discipline, anthropologists have thought about architectural forms. This book provides the first overview of how anthropologists have studied architecture and the extraordinarily rich thought and data this has produced. With a focus on domestic space - that intimate context in which anthropologists traditionally work - the book explains how anthropologists think about public and private boundaries, gender, sex and the body, the materiality of architectural forms and materials, building technologies and architectural representations. Each chapter uses a broad range of case studies from around the world to examine from within anthropology what architecture 'does' - how it makes people and shapes, sustains and unravels social relations. An Anthropology of Architecture is key reading for students of anthropology, material culture, geography, sociology, architectural theory, design and city planning.

Building Parent Engagement in Schools

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586833421
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work is a report on the positive impact of parental involvement on their child's academics and on the school at large. * Includes four specific real-life examples of parental involvement initiatives: home visits, the use of technology, school/community gardens, and community organizing * Offers bibliographic listings for additional print and online resources * Presents a comprehensive index

Monitoring Bathing Waters

Author: Jamie Bartram
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203478266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Designing Healthcare That Works

Author: Mark Ackerman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128125845
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Designing Healthcare That Works: A Sociotechnical Approach takes up the pragmatic, messy problems of designing and implementing sociotechnical solutions which integrate organizational and technical systems for the benefit of human health. The book helps practitioners apply principles of sociotechnical design in healthcare and consider the adoption of new theories of change. As practitioners need new processes and tools to create a more systematic alignment between technical mechanisms and social structures in healthcare, the book helps readers recognize the requirements of this alignment. The systematic understanding developed within the book’s case studies includes new ways of designing and adopting sociotechnical systems in healthcare. For example, helping practitioners examine the role of exogenous factors, like CMS Systems in the U.S. Or, more globally, helping practitioners consider systems external to the boundaries drawn around a particular healthcare IT system is one key to understand the design challenge. Written by scholars in the realm of sociotechnical systems research, the book is a valuable source for medical informatics professionals, software designers and any healthcare providers who are interested in making changes in the design of the systems. Encompasses case studies focusing on specific projects and covering an entire lifecycle of sociotechnical design in healthcare Provides an in-depth view from established scholars in the realm of sociotechnical systems research and related domains Brings a systematic understanding that includes ways of designing and adopting sociotechnical systems in healthcare