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How To Grow A Connected Family

Author : James Jackson
ISBN : 9781632320131
Genre : Religion
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“A must read! I wish I’d had this book when I was a young parent.” Roger Palms, author of fourteen books, and twenty-two years as editor of Billy Graham’s DECISION magazine "I am recommending that Jim & Lynne's teaching be embraced by our denomination as core teaching for parents." Greg Braly, Director of Evangelical Free Church of America’s Family and Children’s Ministries “This material is brilliant! It equips parents with a concrete, easy to learn framework for flexible, creative parenting. What a spiritually smart system! Jim and Lynne’s practicality and authenticity simply ooze of God’s grace." Charlene Ann Baumbich, well-known speaker and author of twelve books “I truly believe that I have never read anything by anyone that so thoughtfully melds solid scriptural doctrine with sound psychological principles. This is a resource of pure parenting and teaching gold.” Warren Watson, Clinical Psychology Director If you desire to have a strong, connected family, grounded in Biblical principles for thriving in today’s challenging world, this book is for you! How to Grow a Connected Family teaches four compelling principles that become a guide for life and relationships. These simple but profound ideas will fuel authentic love and faith at home and beyond. Through real life stories, engaging teaching, and reflective questions, you will learn to: Be peaceful and wiser for the challenges of parenting. Keep your love and God’s love for your children alive in their hearts. Integrate Biblical teaching in every day life, and effectively train your children in respect, responsibility, faith, and a sense of calling. Discipline in ways that strengthen your children’s character and relationships. Families that learn these principles find more joy and peace at home, AND they contagiously share their love with the world around them! James Jackson is a twenty-two year ministry professional with a focus on high-risk children, youth and their families. Lynne Jackson, OTR/L is a therapist specializing in children with sensory and behavioral challenges. As co-founders of the ministry Connected Families™ they coach parents, teach classes and seminars, and partner with churches and community organizations to strengthen families. The Jackson family includes three lively high school and college age children who have thoroughly field tested their parents’ ideas about parenting.

Parenting For Real Life

Author : James Jackson
ISBN : 1414104464
Genre : Religion
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Real life. It's rarely smooth and predictable. It can even get downright messy. When it does, parents often seek quick and easy solutions for their daily problems. While short-term parenting tips might change a few behaviors for a while, in today's turbulent, high-risk culture, that's just not enough. To grow a peaceful and purposeful family in the stress and strife of modern society requires a whole new way of thinking.about life, about God, and about you and your kids. Parenting for REAL LIFE explains this new way of thinking in four simple but powerful principles based on Biblical wisdom for parenting. They were developed by authors Jim and Lynne Jackson during their twenty-five combined years of experience working with the families of at-risk adolescents and children with special needs. The four principles of Foundation, Connection, Direction, and Correction are presented through clear teaching and authentic, engaging stories of Jim and Lynne's own family and their professional experience. Assembled in a memorable framework, these principles can guide your journey through life with your children. You can learn to build a solid, connected family that is able to withstand the inevitable difficulties and cultural influences that real life holds. But so much more than that, you can grow to be a family that knows God's love deeply, and that shares the "REAL LIFE" of Christ at home and with the world around you.

The Connected Child Bring Hope And Healing To Your Adoptive Family

Author : Karyn B. Purvis
ISBN : 0071509267
Genre : Business & Economics
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"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children." --Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child "Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat." --Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise." --Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute "The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

Watch The Lilies How They Grow

Author : Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
ISBN : 9780359110667
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Lgbt Families

Author : Nancy J. Mezey
ISBN : 9781483354422
Genre : Social Science
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Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice With Families 3rd Edition

Author : Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW
ISBN : 9780826108302
Genre : Social Science
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Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.

Staying Connected

Author : James Ferrabee
ISBN : 9780773581791
Genre : History
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James Ferrabee and Michael Harrison reveal that even as decades have passed and economic trends have soared and crashed, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier has been able to rely in good times and bad on the tradition and continued presence of the MacDougall family as well as the firm's core values: integrity, independence, and trust. Not only rich in detail about the history of the company, its founding family, and Canadian business, Staying Connected also offers a lively portrait of the city of Montreal from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first. Accessible and amusing, this is an inside account of a continual success story.

Introduction To Family Processes

Author : Randal D. Day
ISBN : 9780805840384
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Written for undergraduate level courses on family processes, family studies, introduction to the family, family communication, and dynamics of the family, this thoroughly class-tested new edition examines what is known about what goes on "behind closed doors" in families. Introduction to Family Processes, 4/e introduces the reader to the family processes approach--strategies and daily sequences of behavior used by family members to achieve goals. The family processes approach focuses on how families work, think, and interact; the Inner Family; and the dynamics among its members. Features of this Fourth Edition include: *Textbook and Student Workbook in one volume! Introduction to Family Processes, Fourth Edition is filled with writing activities and designed with enough space to complete the activities directly on the page. *Chapter Activities help reinforce concepts learned before moving on to the next concept. These activities are short essay responses to reinforce writing practice and critical thinking skills. *Journal Activities strengthen the students' connection to the material covered as they reflect, record, and revisit their own thoughts and opinions on guided journal exercises. *Spotlight on Research. These boxed features highlight valuable research studies. Once research is presented, students are then asked to reflect and respond. *Principle Boxes highlight specific principles relevant to chapter material and can be used as a study reference or to launch class activities/discussions. *Real families presented in case studies make the data and research come to life. *Each chapter opens with Chapter Outlines and concludes with Chapter Summary, Study Questions, and a Key Terms List.

Keep The Siblings Lose The Rivalry

Author : Todd Cartmell
ISBN : 9780310872900
Genre : Religion
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For most of us, dreams of family harmony and cooperation often give way to the reality of squabbling and fighting between siblings. In Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry, Dr. Todd Cartmell explodes the myth that parents must sit passively by while sibling conflict runs rampant. Based on solid biblical principles and sibling research, Cartmell provides a ten-step plan that will help you enrich your family soil, plant the seeds of sibling relational skills, and provide an environment that will encourage respectful sibling relationships. Cartmell includes fifteen "ready-to-use" Family Time Discussion Guides and creates powerful object lessons using common household objects such as stinky socks, post-it notes, tennis balls, and tasty treats. With role-plays, Scripture references, and interactive discussion questions, each Family Time Discussion Guide will bring you closer together as a family and improve your children's skills at handling sibling conflict in a respectful way. Practical, down-to-earth, and leavened with Cartmell's dry humor, Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry will equip you to handle the most difficult sibling challenges.

The Science Of Family

Author : Nikki Mackay
ISBN : 9781846942006
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Mind Body Spirit.

How To Feed The Mediavore

Author : Heather Thompson Day
ISBN : 9780812756555
Genre : Religion
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Our generation is connected to virtually anything and everything. All we have to do is tap an icon on our smartphones or tablets or click a button on the Internet and we have instant access to social networks, news, weather, music, games, TV, and movies. E-mail and push notifications keep us constantly informed and track our friends’ every status update. We don’t miss a thing. Or do we? Have we become so connected that we’re disconnected from what’s actually important? Is it really so hard to communicate with an unseen God when we text, tweet, and e-mail people we cannot see? Could it be that we’re not hungry for Him—we’re simply too full from gorging ourselves at a media smorgasbord? Heather Marie Thompson challenges us to take a few moments every day for the next 30 days to think about what truly matters in life. Jesus needs us to connect with Him so that He can save us, but there’s no app for that.

Get Connected

Author : Starr Hall
ISBN : 9781613080405
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is Why • Keep in contact with current clients • Reach millions of potential clients • Share your business news • Be a voice in your industry • Manage your company reputation • Communicate with employees and partners • Build your client list • Boost your bottom line Now, Learn How Social media pros Starr Hall and Chadd Rosenberg take you behind the scenes of today’s hottest social networks and help you uncover the best social sites for your business. Using simple steps and solutions, learn how to set up an attractive company profile, reach and engage your target market, develop stronger relationships with your current clientele, enhance your reputation, and become a recognized expert in your industry—investing nothing more than minutes a day! ? Identify the best social-site matches for your business ? Brand your online profile using customizing features ? Develop content that increases your search engine exposure ? Practice proven techniques to engage and attract quality customers ? Use unique strategies to maintain and improve your company’s reputation ? Incorporate social media marketing and advertising opportunities into future business plans Plus, gain social networking success tips, insights, and techniques

Family Activism

Author : Roberto Vargas
ISBN : 9781442966475
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I have written this book because I yearn to see more joy and well-being for all people, I want to see the health of Mother Earth restored, and I want to know that she will be protected for future generations. This vision will involve millions of people doing their part to transform our culture and society. We can begin with ourselves, and then engage our families, friends, and community. Toward this end, I offer this understanding of family activism and the Familia Approach - wisdom and tools to enable you to share in the joy of evolving our human potential for creating a better world. May the Creator bless us all for our vision and our efforts to honor all creation.

Be Not Thy Father S Son

Author : Howard Gordon
ISBN : 9781926585215
Genre : Fiction
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Trace the exciting adventures of Mark Engler as he takes you on an historic adventure that spans both the ages and all four corners of the Earth. In the traditions of James Michener and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Howard Gordon neatly combines history, psychology, sex, adventure and intrigue into one delightful saga that promises to become one of the masterpieces of great world literature for all time. About the Author: Howard Gordon, born and raised in Ohio, has attended Ohio University and Ohio State University. He obtained a master's degree in the field of social work from Case Western Reserve University and has worked in a varied number of capacities within the field for over forty years. Be Not Thy Father's Son was written over a five-year period and stresses that we must be our own person in a growing bureaucratic network that is destructive to individuality. Howard has also recently completed his second novel entitled Cry Heaven, Cry Hell which raises the question of how far do we go, as a society, in forgiving evil works when they are followed by good works and constructive behavior. He is currently working on his third novel.

Healing Stress In Military Families

Author : Lorie T. DeCarvalho
ISBN : 9781118218631
Genre : Psychology
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Eight practical steps to help military families through the unique issues they face When service members return, it's up to their families to try to soften their re-entry into civilian life. Healing Stress in Military Families offers practical help for military families coping with the myriad repercussions of their loved ones' duties, from their deployment to their return home. Based on the latest scientific research and best practice guidelines—as well as the authors' experience treating veterans and their families—Healing Stress in Military Families offers answers for the stress that comes not only from war, but also from other related issues, including deployment and redeployment, relocation, and reunion. Healing Stress in Military Families provides: Evidence-based advice for clinicians helping military families with adjustment problems by facilitating communication, reconnection, and growth "Making It Real" exercises for clinicians to employ with families in sessions "Talking Points" that explore how to guide the family in their healing process Homework handouts and between-session "Taking Action" exercises for families that reinforce and build on skills and information introduced in sessions Compassionately written with the military family at heart, Healing Stress in Military Families provides the information, tools, and skills that will empower these courageous families to more easily heal and become stronger and more resilient as they go through life. "This practical workbook will help others understand the highly complex factors that cause dysfunction within military families. Using a clear format that avoids jargon, providers and families can work through the eight practical steps that focus on reconnecting the family and improving resiliency. This excellent book will surely become core material for anyone interested in working with military families." —Bradford Felker, MD, Director, Mental Health Primary Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine "Healing Stress in Military Families: Eight Steps to Wellness is a timely, practical publication that recognizes and addresses the impact of traumatic stress on countless 'hidden victims,' our military families. The focus on empowerment and goal-directedness—versus illness, disorder and dysfunction—is so needed today." —Mark D. Lerner, PhD, President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Facts For Farmers; Also For The Family Circle

Author : Solon Robinson
ISBN : WISC:89037128568
Genre : Agriculture
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Facts For Farmers; Also For The Family Circle

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ISBN : COLUMBIA:0042778565
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The Use Of Self In Therapy

Author : Michele Baldwin
ISBN : 9781135123857
Genre : Psychology
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One of the most powerful factors in therapy is that it involves the intensive relationship between two (or more) human beings. The issues of transparency and self-disclosure therefore become important concerns for therapists; how can they use themselves effectively in their work without transgressing on professional regulations? These issues and concerns are addressed in this new edition of The Use of Self in Therapy by experienced therapists, who share their own wisdom, research, and experiences in valuable ways. Disregarding methodology or approach, the authors demonstrate how to train and develop the self and person of the therapist as a powerful adjunct to successful therapy. They enable practitioners to become more effective in helping their clients to realize and regain their own powers of healing and healthy recovery. This 3rd edition also examines the impact of increasing professional regulation, as well as the impact of the internet and social media on the conduct of therapy. Also new to this edition are discussions of how therapists can use themselves in cultures that are less individually-oriented. This book is a valuable addition to any therapist’s library and therapy supervisor’s teaching arsenal.

The Connected Father

Author : Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.
ISBN : 0230604412
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Parenting Expert Carl Pickhardt Shows How the Bonds Between Fathers and Teens Can Be Strengthened Many fathers feel unprepared for their child's adolescence, in their denial, often times preferring to believe that it will only happen to other people's children. In this sensitive and forthright book, Carl Pickhardt stresses that fathers need to become informed about changes and challenges that normally unfold. Helping caring fathers navigate the four crucial and often perplexing stages of adolescence, The Connected Father describes: * how fathers can learn to be better listeners * why they have trouble communicating and what to do about it * different emotional changes between mid- and late-adolescence * how to encourage independence while setting limits * how fathers can talk to teens about drugs, sex, the internet, relationships, and more

They Re Your Parents Too

Author : Francine Russo
ISBN : 9780553907186
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions in your life—and the life of your family. Your parents need you and your siblings to step up and take care of them, a little or a lot. To make the right things happen, you will all need to work together. And yet your siblings may have very different ideas from yours of what’s best for Mom and Dad. They may be completely uninterested in helping, leaving you with all the responsibility. Or they may take charge and not allow you to help, or criticize whatever help you do give. Will you and your siblings be able to reach an understanding and work together, or will the challenges you face tear you apart? Most of us enter this period of our lives unprepared for the difficult decisions and delicate negotiations that lie ahead. This is the first book that provides guidance on the transition from the “old” family to the “new” one, especially for adult siblings. Here you’ll find practical advice on a wide range of topics including • Who will make major medical decisions, manage finances, and enforce end-of-life choices if your parents cannot? And how will this be decided and carried out? • How will you negotiate caregiving issues and deal with unequal contributions or power struggles? • How can inheritance and the division of property, assets, and personal effects be handled to minimize hurt feelings and resentment? • How will you cope with the natural reemergence of unresolved childhood rivalries, hurts, and needs? • How can caring for your parents be an enriching experience rather than a thankless chore? • Most important, how can you ensure the best care for your parents while lessening conflict, guilt, anger, and angst? Written by a veteran journalist who chronicles life and how baby boomers live it, They’re Your Parents, Too! offers all the information, insight, and advice you’ll need to make productive choices as you and your siblings begin to assume your parents’ place as the decision-making generation of your family. Filled with expert guidance from gerontologists, family therapists, elder-care attorneys, financial planners, and health workers; resonant real-life stories; and helpful family negotiation techniques, this is an indispensable book for anyone whose parents are aging.

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