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Staff Support Groups in the Helping Professions: Principles, Practice and Pitfalls

  10/02/2012       Lox1992lox      0 Comments

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Staff Support Groups in the Helping Professions: Principles, Practice and Pitfalls
 
by
Phil Hartley

Staff burnout and work-related stress in mental health professionals cost the National Health Service not only millions of pounds each year, but also impact upon the welfare of those being cared for. Staff Support Groups in the Helping Professions takes the lead from recent Department of Health initiatives, promoting the use of staff support groups to foster emotional resilience, deal with potential conflict and support reflective practice.In this book Hartley, Kennard and their contributors explore the influences that help and hinder the setting up and running of staff support groups, and attempt to counter the often negativereactions that the term staff support can evoke. They demonstrate that such support groups can be a sophisticated and valuable intervention that needs careful preparation and skilful management to succeed, and will in turn not only benefit the individual, but also the department as a whole and those that they care for.Contributors share their experiences of facilitating support groups in a number of settings including:psychiatric wards therapeutic communities social services schools childrens homes.Containing a wealth of case material, Staff Support Groups in the Helping Professions will provide much-needed guidance for those professionals attending, managing, or in the process of setting up a staff support group.

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British Mission to the Jews in Nineteenth-Century Palestine

  10/02/2012       Roxana2      0 Comments

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British Mission to the Jews in Nineteenth-Century Palestine
 
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Yaron Perry

Yaron Perrys account reveals, without bias or partiality, the story of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews and its unique contribution to the restoration of the Holy Land. This Protestant organization were the first to take root in the Holy Land from 1820 onwards.

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Aesops Fables

  10/02/2012       climer      0 Comments

Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural--and personal--belief systems. For example, in The Goatherd and the Goat we learn that there is no use trying to hide what can’t be hidden. In The Ass and the Purchaser we find that people are known by the company they keep. In The Boys and the Frogs, one person’s pleasure may be another person’s pain. And misery loves company, as we see in The Fox Without a Tail. Lexile score: 1090LAbout the Word Cloud Classics series:Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. With a higher production value, including heat burnished covers and foil stamping, these eye-catching, easy-to-hold editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere.

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Kenans Legacy

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Kenans Legacy
 
by
Bill Stenlake

John Staven is forced into taking some time off work. He attends an auction and though not winning his two prized lots he bids and wins three boxes of odds and ends from a house clearance. Sorting the boxes he finds an old book. Inside the cover is an inscription but not in English. Interest triggered, he flicks through the book only to find a section in the middle is hand-written. He spends some time on the internet trying to find out the language it is written in. He discovers it is in the Cornish Language. The writing is the diary of Kenan Ennor Lanyon. Kenan is a 17 year old man, who with 7 other Cornishmen, is leaving Cornwall to go to America in 1835.John gets gripped with Kenan’s diary and spends the next few days translating it. The diary tells of their ocean crossing to America in an old 30 foot Cornish Lugger they have patched up for the journey. It tells of the settlement where the men decide to live and the start of their life there. At this point the diary stops.John investigates a little more the Cornish link of the diary. He contacts the family and shows the Granddaughter, Jen, his translation. They are confronted by Carl, a distant relative of one of the others mentioned in the diary. John and Jen find this worrying and interesting. As a result John and Jen fly to America to try to see what they can uncover. They stay at a small boarding house and with help from a couple of locals start to dig into the history surrounding Kenan’s diary. They discover on a 50 year old map a name which requires more research and a visit to the land agent opens up a whole new side to the diary. John and Jen follow through this line of research which takes them all the way to Boston before they discover more of what happened to Kenan. The possibility of their being another part of the diary increases interest too. John and Jen’s arrival in McKenzie and Boston signals a change in something for the first time since Kenan’s death.

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Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

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Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim
 
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Ravi Palat

This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asias Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the interface of periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in the world economy to shifts in regional dynamics in east and southeast Asia. It suggests that while the expansion of Japanese corporate networks was crucial to the emergence of the region as a low-cost exporter to the world, the reintegration of China into the world market will free the region from its dependence on the US as a market of last resort.

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Remaining and Becoming: Cultural Crosscurrents in an Hispano School

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Remaining and Becoming: Cultural Crosscurrents in an Hispano School
 
by
Shelley Roberts

Remaining and Becoming: Cultural Crosscurrents in an Hispano School deals with the politics of identity and the concept of boundaries during a time of rapid change. It investigates how the role of schooling for Hispanos in the Norteño School District (a pseudonym) in Northern New Mexico--a public school district, not fully consolidated until 1972--has changed significantly over the past three generations. Today, the Hispanos, a minority in the outside world but a majority in their own, are debating how the functions of the school should respond to the changes resulting from the coming of public education to their region. But the contemporary story of education in Norteño has much deeper roots in the political, religious, and cultural history of Northern New Mexico--a region where, over a period of several centuries, Spain, Mexico, and the United States each have claimed sovereignty, with differing goals for and attitudes about the welfare of the people. This study is an analysis of the ambiguity of education, the losses and gains that are its consequences, the lingering doubts about the past, and the questions about what future education can and should serve. It is about asking: Is what the students are learning worth as much as what they are forgetting? How does schooling affect the evolving process of asserting, renegotiating, and defending an Hispano identity? By exploring historical factors and ideologies of a particular school within a particular community, Roberts seeks to understand community expectations for the school as a fitting place for its children. The goal is not to generalize from the particular to the universal, but to join others in suggesting that we move away from discussing students in a generic sense and focus instead on looking at them in relation to the community in which they live. The fascinating and largely unknown story this book tells will be of interest to educators, researchers, and students across a range of fields, including sociology of education, educational anthropology, multicultural education, ethnic studies, Chicano studies, and qualitative research in education.

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Taiwans Relations with Mainland China: A Tail Wagging Two Dogs

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Taiwans Relations with Mainland China: A Tail Wagging Two Dogs
 
by
Chi Su

Taiwans Relations with Mainland China is the first book to deal with the role of Taiwan s leadership politics, including the personal political styles of Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian, in the development of Taiwan s mainland policy and the consequences for U.S.-Taiwan relations.Including analysis of the critical and volatile 1988-2004 period, the Taiwan Straits crisis and cross-strait tension associated with the 2004 Taiwan presidential campaign, Su Chi weaves in his personal participation in Taiwan policy making during critical periods in Taiwan s diplomatic history to provide insight and information on cross-strait relations that is not available elsewhereAs a study of Taiwan s mainland and US policy this will be a fascinating read for students and scholars of Taiwan Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy and East Asian Security studies alike.

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Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future

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Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future
 
by
Jane Campbell

This powerful book presents a series of perspectives on the process of self-organisation of disabled people which has taken place over the last thirty years. The 1980s saw a transformation in our understanding of the nature of disability, and consequently the kinds of policies and services necessary to ensure the full economic and social integration of disabled people. At the heart of this transformation has been the rise in the number of organisations controlled and run by disabled people themselves. Through a series of interviews with disabled people who have been centrally involved in the rise of the disability movement, the authors present a new collective history which throws light on the politics of the 1980s, and offers insights into future political developments in the 1990s and on into thetwenty-first century.

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