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Taking Part

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Taking Part
Accompanying computer disk contains PDF files of reproducible forms and handouts referenced in the text.

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking

release date: Sep 02, 2008
Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking
Analyzes the underlying causes of children''s negative attitudes and provides strategies to help parents and their children manage negative thoughts, build optimism, and establish emotional resilience.

Photographing Children Photo Workshop

release date: Mar 04, 2008
Photographing Children Photo Workshop
Provides instructions on ways to create beautiful photographs of children and infants in a variety of styles and settings, covering such topics as lighting, composition of photographs, evoking expression and emotion, equipment and lenses, and image editing.

The Truth Commissioner

release date: Mar 04, 2008
The Truth Commissioner
In a violence-torn Northern Ireland that is struggling through tenacious peace negotiations, a "truth commission" modeled on South Africa''s TRC undertakes its first hearing, during which the disappearance of a teenage boy is investigated by a neutral overseer who receives the disparate testimonies of three men.

When Children Kill Children

release date: Jan 01, 2008
When Children Kill Children
Examining the role of political culture and penal populism in the response to the emotive subject of child-on-child homicide this title compares the differing responses of English and Norwegian criminal justice systems to two high profile cases those of the killers of James Bulger and Silke Redergard.

Slaughterhouse Angels

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Slaughterhouse Angels
A STUNNING PHOTO DOCUMENTARY IN BLACK AND WHITE OF THE STRUGGLES AND JOYS OF ORPHANS IN BANGKOK''S SLAUGHTERHOUSE DISTRICT.

Justice for Truth

release date: Dec 01, 2007
Justice for Truth
When J.D. Morrison''s son, Richie, mysteriously dies, she finds herself caught in the snare of a corrupt medical examiner and a greedy billion-dollar corporation. Read this true story to discover how a seemingly minor car accident initiates earth-moving aftershocks. (Social Issues)

The Club

release date: Nov 01, 2007
The Club
Written by a mother grieving the loss of her son, this text may provide comfort and understanding to others experiencing similar devastation. (Motivation)

The Sleepeasy Solution

release date: Apr 01, 2007
The Sleepeasy Solution
Teaches sleep-deprived parents how to define sleep goals that work for their family''s schedule and style, helping them create a customized sleep planner for their child to ensure consistency with both parents as well as extended caregivers.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. Luckily Greg has his best friend and sidekick, Rowley.

The Child's Conception of the World

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Child's Conception of the World
Nineteenth-century developmental psychologist Jean Piaget examines the child''s notions of reality and causality at various stages of development.

The World of Girls and Boys in Rural and Urban Ethiopia

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The World of Girls and Boys in Rural and Urban Ethiopia
This collection of essays is about the lives, ideas and modes of interaction of children in Ethiopia, against the background that in-depth knowledge of perceptions of cultural values and practices regarding children would contribute to improved work with them and to the promotion of their rights as children. The study is supported by Save the Children Sweden and Norway, and the essays are a collaboration between those bodies and the Department of Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University. Some essays are based on Master theses from the Department, and others on fieldwork. Seminars and meetings formed part of the research with and about children. The editor provides a theoretical, methodological and ethical aspects overview, and makes proposals on possible new themes. The five other contributors cover Conceptualizations of Children and Childhood: The Case of Kolfe and Semen Mazegaja, Addis Ababa; Growing up in Town and in the Countryside in Amhara Society; Continuity and Change in the Lives or Urban and Rural Children: The Case of Two Schools in SNNPR; Conceptualizations of Children and Childhood in Bishoftu, Oromia; and Children in Ethiopian Media and School Textbooks.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
“Pediatric Critical Care Medicine” spans two volumes, with major sections dedicated to specific organ systems. Each major section consists of separate chapters dedicated to reviewing the specific disease processes affecting each organ system. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of references, with brief, concise remarks denoting references of ‘special interest'' and ‘of interest''. Consequently, the book is unique in its comprehensive coverage of pediatric critical care and its ease of use, and will be of value to those studying towards pediatric critical care examinations and those who are already qualified.

Paediatrics

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Paediatrics
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The Master Medicine series of books are ideal for the new approach to teaching, emphasising a core curriculum and self-directed learning. The content is restricted to the ''must know'' core information and is presented in a synoptic style. The diagrams that support the text are in a style that students can remember and reproduce in exams. Each chapter ends with a selection of self-assessment material and full explanatory answers that consolidate and expand on the chapter contents. Concise text of the essential core material Accompanying self assessment material ideal for self-directed learning Simple line drawings of a style that can be easily reproduced in examinations Modern and appealing pages designliu003e Many new-style OSCE style questions - increasingly used in examinations. Learning objectives are clear nad helpful Contents are short and to the point - ideal for clinical attachments

Child Language

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Child Language
Child Language: provides a comprehensive overview of language acquisition in children introduces students to key theories and concerns such as innateness, the role of input and the relation of language to other cognitive functions teaches students the skills needed to analyze children''s language includes sections on the bilingual child and atypical language development provides classic readings by key names in the field, such as Brian MacWhinney, Richard Cromer, Jean Aitchison, and Eve Clark. The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415281032

Building Social Relationships

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Building Social Relationships
Parents and professionals often ask how to teach social skills and how to design social skills programs for children with ASD. Often they are seeking answers to basic questions such as “where do we start” and “what strategies do we use?” This book addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD by providing a comprehensive five-step model. The model incorporates the following fives steps: assess social functioning, distinguish between skill acquisition and performance deficits, select intervention strategies, implement intervention, and evaluate and monitor progress. This model will also show you how to organize and make sense of the myriad of social skills strategies and resources currently available to parents and professionals – it is not meant to replace other resources or strategies, but synthesize them into one comprehensive program.

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children.

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence
This Handbook draws together leading social scientists in the world from multiple disciplines to articulate what is known and needs to be known about spiritual development in childhood and adolescence.

Three Boys Missing

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Three Boys Missing
Presents an account of the investigation into the murder of three teenage boys in Chicago in 1955.

Language and Thought of the Child

release date: Dec 21, 2005
Language and Thought of the Child
Jean Piaget was one of the most salient and inspirational figures in psychological and educational research of the 20th century. He was also prolific, authoring or editing over 80 books and numerous journals and papers which spawned a continuation of his work over the following decades. His work now compromises a major component of many courses on children''s psychological development and in a research tradition which is expanding, scholars may need access to the original texts rather than secondhand accounts. This volume is the sixth of nine reproducing Piaget''s original works - they are also available as a boxed set.

Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT)

release date: Dec 01, 2005
Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT)
Deaths in hospital often occur within 24 hours of admission. Many of these deaths could be prevented if very sick children are identified soon after their arrival in the health facility and treatment is started immediately. Therefore, a process of rapid triage for all children presenting to hospital needs to be put in place to determine whether any emergency or priority signs are present. This 3 1/2-day training course builds on the WHO Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) guidelines as contained in the Pocket book of hospital care for children . It provides participants with the reading materials to prepare themselves for the modules taught in the course. Guidance on how to conduct the training is contained in the parallel facilitator''s guide. This training course can be included in a quality improvement process, which targets the whole hospital or it can start such a process.

Dependent States

release date: Sep 01, 2005
Dependent States
By putting children at the center of our thinking about American history, Karen Sanchez-Eppler recognizes the important part childhood played in nineteenth-century American culture and what this involvement entailed for children themselves.

Flowers in the Attic

release date: Aug 02, 2005
Flowers in the Attic
Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.

Making Jesus My Best Friend

release date: Mar 01, 2005
Making Jesus My Best Friend
This baptismal study guide will prepare children ages 8-10 for a wonderful walk with Jesus. it offers lessons with activities that parents and children can enjoy together as a bonding experience. The activities include not only fill-in-the-blank but also word games, Bible crosswords, and even a maze.

The Archaeology of Childhood

release date: Jan 01, 2005
The Archaeology of Childhood
The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying children as active participants in past cultures, instead of regarding them mainly for their effect on adult life. Using the critical concepts of gender and socialization, she develops new theoretical and methodological approaches for the archaeological study of this large but invisible population. Baxter presents examples from the analysis of toys, miniatures, and other objects traditionally associated with children, from the gendered distribution of activity space, from the remains of children-as-apprentices, and from mortuary evidence. Baxter''s work will aid archaeologists bring a more nuanced understanding of children''s role in the historical and archaeological record.

Handbook of Pediatric Nutrition

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Handbook of Pediatric Nutrition
Handbook of Pediatric Nutrition, Third Edition, provides cutting edge research and resources on the most important pediatric issues and therapies, such as prenatal nutrition, weight management, vegetarian diets, diabetes guidelines, and transplant nutrition concerns. Commonly used by dietetic practitioners studying for their Pediatric Specialty exams, registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, nutritionists, pediatricians, nurses, and dietetic students, this book is considered the last word in pediatric nutrition.

Trafficking in Women and Children in India

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Atlas

Atlas
This collaborative ATLAS project is a systematic attempt to collect information from countries around the world on existing services and resources relating to child and adolescent mental health services. The primary purposes of this initial report are to stimulate additional data gathering and to encourage the development of policy, services and training. Issues discussed include: methods and limitations of the project, rights of the child and adolescent, policy and programmes, information systems, service system gaps and service integration, barriers to care, care providers, training and financing of care services, availability and use of medication.

Emerging Identities Among Young Children

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Emerging Identities Among Young Children
This volume is directed at those working with young children - aged 1 to 8. How do they develop ideas of self and other in the context of greater interculturality and the globalization of culture, and of the roles of families and other formal and informal institutions?

Little Pear

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Little Pear
The echanting escapades of a little boy living in China 100 years ago

Strength Training for Young Athletes

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Strength Training for Young Athletes
The former president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association offers an authoritative guide to designing safe, effective training programs for 24 of the most popular youth sports. 250 photos.

The Development of the Social Self

release date: Jul 31, 2004
The Development of the Social Self
Drawing upon the perspective of social identity theory, The Development of the Social Self is concerned with the acquisition and development of children''s social identities. In contrast to previous work on self-development, which has focused primarily on the development of the personal self, this volume makes a case for the importance of the study of the social self - that is, the self as defined through group memberships, such as gender, ethnicity, and nationality. A broad range of identity-related issues are addressed, such as ingroup identification, conceptions of social identities, prejudice, and the central role of social context. Based on contributions from leading researchers in Europe, Australia and the US, the book summarises the major research programmes conducted to date. Furthermore, the closing chapters provide commentary on this research, as well as mapping out key directions for future research. With a unique focus encompassing both social and developmental psychology, The Development of the Social Self will appeal to a broad spectrum of students and researchers in both disciplines, as well as those working in related areas such as sociology and child development.

Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children
"The following pages contain records of apprenticeships in the counties of Middle Tennessee from the earliest surviving records until the practice became uncommon, usually in the late 1870''s or 1880''s"--Introduction.

Beware the Grieving Warrior

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Beware the Grieving Warrior
In early 2003, Ontario''s deputy chief coroner ordered an inquest into the tragic deaths of two children due to post-operative complications in a Hamilton hospital. The cases may never have been reported were it not for John Lewis, a registered nurse, and father of 11-year-old Claire -- one of the two children.Beware the Grieving Warrior describes John''s fight, in the midst of immeasurable grief and sorrow, against hospital staff and administration who failed to acknowledge their neglect. By turns shocking and heartrending, infuriating and inspiring, this book offers a chilling first-hand account of the obstacles and resistance Lewis encountered as he wound through a hellish maze of bureaucracy, until he won his day in court. The story is intensely intimate and brutally honest. It is about the suffering that inevitably results -- for patients, their families, and for the health care professionals involved -- when the truth is withheld.

Walking with a Shadow

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Walking with a Shadow
Long-term survivors of childhood cancer describe vivid memories of diagnosis, treatment, remission and returning to school, sharing both the "shadow" effect this has had on them as adults, and also the positive impact that dealing with a life-threatening disease has had in their lives.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

release date: Jan 01, 2004
The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter
Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling''s work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series'' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry''s world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling''s latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Pediatric Fractures and Dislocations

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Pediatric Fractures and Dislocations
This important new text assesses the benefits of conservative versus surgical treatment of pediatric fractures, combining clear procedural guidelines with an analysis of the most effective operative approach. More than 500 pages offer detailed, comprehensive coverage of techniques and strategies, with 450 illustrations clarifying all concepts. Key features: General overview of fracture treatment, including corrective mechanisms in the growing skeleton, classification of pediatric fractures, and growth disturbances Focused discussions on how to treat injuries in the upper and lower extremities, including trauma to the elbow, hand, knee, ankle, and more Compares multiple therapy options to demonstrate the best approach Offers observations on anesthesia, treatment, and follow-up for everyday reference Contains extensive appendices on such timely topics as battered child syndrome and birth trauma Covering everything from posttraumatic deformities to spinal injuries, this informative text explores the most effective solutions to pediatric fractures. It also provides insights for integrating children and parents into the treatment process for more successful outcomes. This book is an essential, up-to-the-minute resource for all orthopedic surgeons and pediatricians who treat these pediatric fractures and injuries.

Wild Things

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Wild Things
The first book-length study of the relationship between children''s literature and ecocriticism.
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