Read Freedom for Addy (American Girl) book online. Freedom for Addy (American Girl) by Tonya Leslie, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: American Girl® Addy™ fights for freedom during the Civil War in this all-new Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader that takes place in 1864—and includes an Addy poster! Addy Walker escapes a Southern plantation during the turbulent Civil War. Meet Addy as she and her mother make a daring journey from slavery to freedom in 1864. Addy's story is sure to engage young girls as they learn what it was like to be a girl during the Civil War in this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader. Great for American Girl fans ages 5 to 8, the book comes with an Addy poster. Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics for children who are ready to read on their own. Introduced in 1986, American Girl's flagship line of historical characters features 18-inch dolls, books, and accessories that give girls a dramatic understanding of the role women and girls played in shaping our country.
Read One of Us Is Lying book online. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock! THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel, One of Us is Next!
Read Baking book online. Baking by American Girl, the book is categorize as Juvenile Nonfiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The IBPA Awards winner that’s packed with more than forty delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion—and perfect for every baker-in-progress. It’s easy to understand why baking is so much fun. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as measuring and mixing ingredients, putting dough or batter into a hot oven, watching—and smelling!—the transformation during baking, and finally removing delicious sweets from the oven. But the best part is sharing the treats you made with love with your friends and family. American Girl Baking provides decadent and delightfully simple recipes that everyone will love. Cookies: From cookie flower pops and cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodles to pinwheel icebox cookies to ice cream sandwiches—find something for every craving. Cupcakes: With kid-favorites flavors like PB & J, s’mores and snowball, and more adult flavors like carrot cake, red velvet, and white chocolate and raspberry, there’s something for every family member. Madeleines: Honey or orange, chocolate or vanilla, no matter what flavor they are—madeleines are a delicious and dainty treat! Baking: A wide range of sweets as diverse as chocolate truffles, rocky road fudge, fruity turnovers, caramel-glazed blondies, and everything in between. Whether you follow each recipe step-by-step or add your own unique twist, baking is a great opportunity to let your personality shine and to create mouthwatering goodies. The American Girl Baking book goes with the exclusive line of bakeware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can be made with the utensils you already have in your home.
Read Melody Lifts Her Voice (American Girl) book online. Melody Lifts Her Voice (American Girl) by Bria Alston, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: American Girl® Melody™ stands up for what's right in this all-new Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader that takes place in 1964—and includes more than 30 stickers! Melody Ellison loves singing and gardening, and is inspired by friends and family and the Civil Rights Movement to make changes in her community. Melody's story of leadership and making one's voice heard is sure to engage today's readers as they learn what it was like to be a girl in 1964. This Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader is great for American Girl fans ages 5 to 8 and includes more than 30 stickers! This exciting Step into Reading is based on an American Girl story by Denise Lewis Patrick. Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics for children who are ready to read on their own. Introduced in 1986, American Girl's flagship line of historical characters features 18-inch dolls, books, and accessories that give girls a dramatic understanding of the role women and girls played in shaping our country. Look out for these other great books: Samantha Helps a Friend (American Girl) 9780593381878 Freedom for Addy (American Girl) 9780593381915 Molly’s Christmas Surprise (American Girl) 9780593381960
Read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue book online. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine #1 Library Reads Pick—October 2020 #1 Indie Next Pick—October 2020 BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALIST—Book of The Month Club A “Best Of” Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Also by V. E. Schwab Shades of Magic A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light Villains Vicious Vengeful At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Read Paradise on Fire book online. Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids—each with their own troubles—to spend a summer out west. Deep in the forest, the kids learn new (and to them) strange skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend upon each other for companionship and survival. But then comes a devastating forest fire… Addy is face-to-face with her destiny and haunting past. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it’s up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Not all are saved. But remembering her origins and grandmother’s teachings, she’s able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and her spiritual intuition to survive.
Read Cookies book online. Cookies by American Girl, the book is categorize as Cooking book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The go-to guide for girl bakers who want to share the fun homemade cookies—featuring more than sixty recipes, plus decorating tips and more! American Girl Cookies is chock full of recipes for one of America’s favorite sweet treats, from classic favorites to contemporary creations. Chewy, crunchy, gooey, or crumbly, choose from a delectable collection of drop cookies, sandwich cookies, cut-out cookies, brownies, and bars—like cinnamon-y snickerdoodles; chocolate sweetheart sandwiches; lemon squares studded with coconut; brownies covered in gooey chocolate frosting; rainbow sugar cookies; and cookie cutouts decorated with every kind of sprinkle! In addition to essential baking tips and safety knowhow, discover fun skills like piping and flooding icing, making natural food dyes, and rolling and storing dough like a pro. Whether you want to bake the perfect after-school snack, fun desserts for a party, or a dozen special treats to gift and share, this beautifully photographed collection of recipes will inspire you to bake cookies for any and every occasion. This guide has everything you’ll need to become an expert cookie maker in no time. So grab your friends, your rolling pin, and get baking!
Read We Beat the Street book online. We Beat the Street by Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Sharon Draper, the book is categorize as Juvenile Nonfiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of determination—and a lot of support from one another—but despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded. Retold with the help of an award-winning author, this younger adaptation of the adult hit novel The Pact is a hard-hitting, powerful, and inspirational book that will speak to young readers everywhere.
Author : Dr. Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi, PhD,Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, DSW, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C,Anna R. McPhatter, PhD, LCSW
ISBN : 0826130755
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Number of Pages : 352
Readers : 9767
Read Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments book online. Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments by Dr. Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi, PhD,Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, DSW, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C,Anna R. McPhatter, PhD, LCSW, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The experiences of African Americans in urban communities are distinct from those of other ethnic groups, and to be truly understood require an in-depth appreciation of the interface between micro- and macro-level factors. This sweeping text, an outgrowth of a groundbreaking urban social work curriculum, focuses exclusively on the African-American experience through field education, community engagement, and practice. It presents a framework for urban social work practice that encompasses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by this community. From a perspective based on empowerment, strengths, and resilience; cultural competence; and multi-culturalism; the book delivers proven strategies for social work practice with the urban African-American population. It facilities the development of creative thinking skills and the ability to ìmeet people where they are,î skills that are often necessary for true transformation to take root. The book describes an overarching framework for understanding and practicing urban social work, including definitions and theories that have critical implications for working with people in such communities. It encompasses the contributions of African American pioneers regarding a response to such challenges as poverty, oppression, and racism. Focusing on the theory, practice, and policy aspects of urban social work, the book examines specific subsets of the urban African-American population including children, adults, families and older adults. It addresses the challenges of urban social work in relation to public health, health, and mental health; substance abuse; criminal justice; and violence prevention. Additionally, the book discusses how to navigate the urban built environment and the intersection between African Americans and other diverse groups. Chapters include outcome measures of effectiveness, case studies, review questions, suggested activities, and supplemental readings. Key Features: Fills a void in the literature on urban social work practice with African Americans Presents the outgrowth of a renowned urban curriculum, field education, research, community engagement, and practice Fulfills the requirements of the CSWE in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards regarding diversity Synthesizes micro, mezzo, and macro content in each chapter Provides contributions from African-American pioneers in urban social work practice
Read The Smile Gap book online. The Smile Gap by Catherine Carstairs, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: As recently as fifty years ago most people expected to lose their teeth as they aged. Few children benefited from braces to straighten their teeth, and cosmetic procedures to change the appearance of smiles were largely unknown. Today, many Canadians enjoy straight, white teeth and far more of them are keeping their teeth for the entirety of their lives. Yet these advances have not reached everyone. The Smile Gap examines the enormous improvements that have taken place over the past century. The use of fluorides, emphasis on toothbrushing, the rise of cosmetic dentistry, and better access to dental care have had a profound effect on the oral health and beauty of Canadians. Yet while the introduction of employer-provided dental insurance in the 1970s has allowed for regular visits to the dentist for many people, a significant number of Canadians still lack access to good oral health care, especially disabled Canadians, those on social assistance, the working poor, the elderly, and new immigrants. At the same time, an attractive smile has become increasingly important in the workplace and in relationships. People with damaged and missing teeth are at a substantial disadvantage, not just because of the pain and suffering caused by poor oral health, but because we live in a society that prizes good teeth and warm smiles. The first history of oral health in Canada, The Smile Gap reveals that despite the gains made, too many Canadians go without any dental care, with damaging consequences for their oral health, general physical health, and self-image. To complete our health care system, it is time to close the gap.
Read Children, Sexuality and Sexualization book online. Children, Sexuality and Sexualization by Jessica Ringrose, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume presents a ground-breaking collection of interdisciplinary chapters from international scholars which complicate, and offers new ways to make sense of, children's sexual cultures across complex political, social and cultural terrains.
Read Harriet Tubman book online. Harriet Tubman by Kristen T. Oertel, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War were far from the end of her remarkable career. Tubman continued to fight for black civil rights, and campaign fiercely for women’s suffrage, throughout her life. In this vivid, concise narrative supplemented by primary documents, Kristen T. Oertel introduces readers to Tubman’s extraordinary life, from the trauma of her childhood slavery to her civil rights activism in the late nineteenth century, and in the process reveals a nation’s struggle over its most central injustices.
Author : Rod K. Dishman,Gregory W. Heath,Mike D. Schmidt,I-Min Lee
ISBN : 1492593028
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Number of Pages : 672
Readers : 6293
Read Physical Activity Epidemiology book online. Physical Activity Epidemiology by Rod K. Dishman,Gregory W. Heath,Mike D. Schmidt,I-Min Lee, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Physical Activity Epidemiology, Third Edition, provides a discussion of current studies showing the influence of physical activity on disease. Updated with extensive new content in alignment with the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report, the third edition benefits from the expertise of authors Rod Dishman, Gregory Heath, Michael Schmidt, and I-Min Lee. These authors offer insight gained from their professional experiences, which include leadership roles within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contributions to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and a combined 1,000 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals across each of their disciplines. Physical Activity Epidemiology, Third Edition, explores how physical activity can enhance quality of life. The text summarizes the available knowledge, examines the methods used to obtain these findings, considers the implications for public health, and outlines the important questions that remain. Readers will find comprehensive discussions of these topics: Part I introduces physical activity epidemiology and provides an extensive background in research methods as well as physical activity measurement and surveillance. Part II focuses on the evidence that physical activity protects against premature death from all causes and inhibits the development of coronary heart disease and stroke. Part III offers population-based studies and clinical experiments providing evidence that physical activity plays a role in the prevention of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. Part IV compiles the latest data on two chronic diseases that are increasing in prevalence worldwide: type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Part V describes the evidence that physical activity is associated with reduced risks of certain cancers and explores the use of immunotherapy in cancer treatment. Part VI addresses mental health and the promotion of a safe, physically active lifestyle among all segments of the population. The third edition of this text offers expanded coverage of the measurement of sedentary behavior; the effects of physical activity on osteoporosis and bone health, cancers, and inflammatory diseases; and the potential of exercise to complement immunotherapy in cancer treatment. More than 200 tables and figures highlight information in an easy-to-understand visual format. Physical Activity Epidemiology, Third Edition, examines the methodology and findings of classic and contemporary studies and then helps students analyze the results. The special Strength of the Evidence sections summarize the findings to determine the extent to which correlation and causation can be proven. Chapter objectives, chapter summaries, sidebars, and a glossary assist students in finding key information. Instructors will find a test package, image bank, and downloadable learning activities to assist with student comprehension. Physical Activity Epidemiology, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive presentation of significant studies, discusses how these studies contribute to understanding the relationship between activity and disease prevention, and explores how this information can be used in leading global society toward increased health and longevity.
Read WE Matter! book online. WE Matter! by Wendi S. Williams, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Increasingly, social, cultural, and political discourse is deeming Black women and girls to be a critical group to engage. We are told their lives should matter, and yet, there is also overwhelming evidence that Black women and girls continue to be what Malcolm X declared, "The most neglected person in America". This critical volume engages a conversation at the intersection of the fields of education and psychology among recognized Black women scholars that contemporizes the discourse about Black women’s and girls’ diversity, their sociocultural contexts, and various approaches to communal and clinical work with them to support their mental health, wellness, and thrivance. WE Matter!: Intersectional Anti- Racist Feminist Interventions with Black Girls and Women is a significant new contribution to Black Studies, Mental Health, and Gender Studies, and will be a great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Sociology, Psychology, Education, and Politics. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.
Read The Psychology of Violence in Adolescent Romantic Relationships book online. The Psychology of Violence in Adolescent Romantic Relationships by Erica Bowen,K. Walker, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Domestic violence in adolescent romantic relationships is an increasingly important and only recently acknowledged social issue. This book provides conceptual frameworks for the design and evaluation of interventions with a focus on developing evidence based practice, as well as a research, practice and policy agenda for consideration.
Read Gender, Equality and Education from International and Comparative Perspectives book online. Gender, Equality and Education from International and Comparative Perspectives by David Baker,Alexander W. Wiseman, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Investigates the often controversial relationship between gender, equality and education from international and comparative perspectives. This volume also investigates whether gender equality in education is really being achieved in schools around the world or not.
Author : Jean Halley,Amy Eshleman,Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya
ISBN : 1442203099
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Number of Pages : 232
Readers : 7351
Read Seeing White book online. Seeing White by Jean Halley,Amy Eshleman,Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This interdisciplinary textbook challenges students to see race as everyone's issue. Drawing on sociology, psychology, history, and economics, Seeing White introduces students to the concepts of white privilege and social power. Seeing White is designed to help break down some of the resistance students feel in discussing race. Each chapter opens with compelling concrete examples to help students approach issues from a range of perspectives. The early chapters build a solid understanding of privilege and power, leading to a critical exploration of discrimination. Key theoretical perspectives include cultural materialism, critical race theory, and the social construction of race. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help students evaluate institutions and policies that perpetuate or counter forces of privilege and discrimination. The website www.seeingwhite.org includes multidisciplinary demonstrations, activities, examples, and images for researchers and instructors who seek to explain racism and reveal white privilege.
Read Implementation Monitoring and Process Evaluation book online. Implementation Monitoring and Process Evaluation by Ruth P. Saunders, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This practical guide helps readers understand and use the steps that program planners and evaluators take in implementing and monitoring a new program, policy, or practice in an organizational setting. The book covers the entire process, from planning, to carrying out the plan, and summarizing, reporting, and using the results. A wide range of real-world examples in the book are drawn from health, education, non-profit organizations, and public administration, and an extended case study, Your Turn boxes, and worksheet templates help readers apply concepts to their own projects. Ideal for practitioners, researchers, and students, this book can be used as a primary text for a process evaluation or an implementation monitoring course or as a supplemental text in a broader program evaluation course.
Read Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom book online. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GUIDE TO PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES-FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED Emphasizing the body's innate wisdom and ability to heal, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom covers the entire range of women's health-from the first menstrual period through menopause. It includes updated information on pregnancy, labor, and birth, sexuality, nutrition, hormone replacement therapy, treating fibroids, avoiding hysterectomy, and maintaining breast and menstrual health. Fully revised and updated to include the very latest treatment innovations and research data, and reflecting today's woman's proactive involvement in her own health care, this important new edition will help women everywhere enjoy vibrant health with far fewer medical interventions. Filled with dramatic case histories, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom is contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the miraculous healing powers within the body itself.
Read The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence book online. The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence by Leslie R. Martin,M. Robin DiMatteo, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Better health all around--this is what clinicians and patients, alike, desire. But achieving and maintaining good health can be difficult task, as this requires the adoption of behaviors, habits, and lifestyles that are challenging for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most vital tool in the delivery of healthcare, despite its low-tech nature, is communication--it plays an important role in informing, motivating, and ultimately achieving optimal health behaviors. This edited volume brings together top-notch scientists and practitioners to explain and illustrate the state-of-the-art in the interfaces of health communication, behavior change, and treatment adherence. The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence presents a three-factor model that includes information, motivation, and strategy. If individuals are to engage in health-promoting behaviors they must be informed and know what they should do and how to do it. But information is not enough--individuals must want to carry out those behaviors, they must be motivated to do so. Finally, people must have the resources to do those things that they know are good and that they desire to do--barriers must be minimized or removed and effective strategies and support systems put into place. Although these three elements are broadly applicable, their details will necessarily vary; the second major section of the handbook therefore revisits health behavior change and treatment adherence from the perspective of different points in the lifespan and in the context of comorbidities. Readers will find in this handbook a synthesis of cutting-edge empirical research and demonstrably effective applications, solidly grounded in theory. Clearly written by some of the best scholars and professionals in the field, this volume is accessible, highly informative, and a must-have for understanding the ins-and-outs of health communication, behavior change, and treatment adherence.
Author : Robert J. Schinke,Kerry McGannon,Brett Smith
ISBN : 1317659716
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 186
Readers : 1041
Read Community based research in sport, exercise and health science book online. Community based research in sport, exercise and health science by Robert J. Schinke,Kerry McGannon,Brett Smith, the book is categorize as Sports & Recreation book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Community-based research has recently gained attention within the sport and exercise sciences. When seeking to understand community based research methodologies, one finds a diversity of approaches spanning a breadth of ontological views and equally diverse methodological approaches. Though little is known about community-based sport, exercise and physical activity research, these foci are beginning to gain scholarly attention, in part through the emerging sport for development and peace literature. This book features a conceptual introduction and eight pioneering examples of community-based research from North American, European, and Oceanic scholars. The topic matter reveals scholarship undertaken in relation to health, physical activity, youth sport, and elite sport, exemplifying work with mainstream and marginalized populations. This book, perhaps the first compilation of community-based research relating to sport, exercise and health, will be of interest to sociologists of sport, sport and exercise psychology scholars, sport management scholars, qualitative researchers, health scholars and practitioners, sport for development organizations, and research ready communities seeking to engage in localized research projects. This book was published as a special issue of Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.
Read Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing book online. Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing by Phil Woods,Alyson M. Kettles, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Risk assessment and management is a core element of mental health practice, and all nurses need to be aware of the risks surrounding them and their patients in order to create a safe working environment. This timely and accessible text explores how nurses can enhance their skills, and improve their practice so that risk is assessed and managed safely and effectively. Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing explores issues including context and definitions of risk, risk assessment tools and techniques, strategies for preventing risk situations, suicide, self-harm, neglect, forensic aspects of risk, substance misuse, ethical considerations, , victimology, risk to others and risk to self. Special Features: Written in the context of latest policy developments such as the National Service Frameworks Discusses the role of the mental health nurse in the assessment and management of risk Explores an increasingly important and timely subject in mental health practice Practical focus, with case studies throughout Written by experts in the field
Read The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse book online. The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse by Robert A. Zucker,Sandra A. Brown, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Adolescent substance abuse is the nation's #1 public health problem. It originates out of a developmental era where experimentation with the world is increasingly taking place, and where major changes in physical self and social relationships are taking place. These changes cannot be understood by any one discipline nor can they be described by focusing only on the behavioral and social problems of this age period, the characteristics of normal development, or the pharmacology and addictive potential of specific drugs. They require knowledge of the brain's systems of reward and control, genetics, psychopharmacology, personality, child development, psychopathology, family dynamics, peer group relationships, culture, social policy, and more. Drawing on the expertise of the leading researchers in this field, this Handbook provides the most comprehensive summarization of current knowledge about adolescent substance abuse. The Handbook is organized into eight sections covering the literature on the developmental context of this life period, the epidemiology of adolescent use and abuse, similarities and differences in use, addictive potential, and consequences of use for different drugs; etiology and course as characterized at different levels of mechanistic analysis ranging from the genetic and neural to the behavioural and social. Two sections cover the clinical ramifications of abuse, and prevention and intervention strategies to most effectively deal with these problems. The Handbook's last section addresses the role of social policy in framing the problem, in addressing it, and explores its potential role in alleviating it.
Read Walking book online. Walking by Not Available, the book is categorize as Transportation book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book features a multidisciplinary focus on walking as a mode in the context of transportation, urban planning and health. Breaking down the silos, this book presents a multidisciplinary focus bringing together research from transport, public health and planning to show linkages and the variation in experience around the world.
Read Sexuality in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood book online. Sexuality in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood by Raymond Montemayor, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written in an engaging question-and-answer format, this accessible text synthesizes contemporary empirical research to provide a panoramic view of adolescent sexual development and behavior. The book examines sexuality as part of normative growth and development, in addition to addressing traditional problem areas such as sexual risk taking. Candid personal stories bring the theory and research to life. Topics include the precursors of adolescent sexuality in childhood; biological aspects of adolescent sexuality, including puberty and the adolescent brain; the influences of parents, peers, and the media; and gender and racial/ethnic differences in attitudes and behavior. Coverage also encompasses romantic relationships; the experiences of sexual- and gender-minority youth; sexually transmitted infections; contraception, pregnancy, and teen parenthood; cross-cultural and international research; and approaches to sex education. Pedagogical Features *Headings written as questions throughout the chapters--for example, "How common is hooking up?" and "Is coming out to parents always a good thing?" *"In Their Own Words" boxes with firsthand accounts from adolescents and young adults. *"Focus on Research" sidebars that discuss research methods, challenges, and controversies in the field. *End-of-chapter summaries and suggested readings.