The core of the book revolves around the shifting nature of Ontario’s political landscape. In many ways this is a story of successive governments, ambitious politicians, diligent bureaucrats, and endless library reports straddling the decades. Their aim appears to have been making even better a system that, despite weaknesses, was clearly the best in Canada. Three distinctive trends emerged in Ontario librarianship after the 1930s: first, a growing sense of professionalism in librarianship; second, an enhanced sense of belonging to a pan-Canadian library movement that in 1946 would result in the formation of the Canadian Library Association; and third, a heightened awareness of the competing demands of high culture and popular culture. Public libraries became an important vehicle for promoting community, albeit with competing visions of “space and place,” as Canada generally and Ontario specifically experienced post-World War II immigration and the baby boom. As libraries approached the 21st century, the concerns of digital formats and the all-encompassing Internet intertwined to alter the book-centric "bricks and mortar" world of libraries. Nonetheless, public libraries were well placed to survive this new threat, just as they had with the challenges of radio, television, and telecommunication challenges in the 20th century.
The relationship between a mother and daughter is a special one. Unfortunately, not all mothers and daughters share good relationships. This is the case with Deloris and her mother, Emma Jean. Deloris dreams of the moment when she'll leave home and her mother for good. But when she comes up pregnant for Jasper Reynolds, a man several years older, Deloris becomes a bargaining chip between Emma Jean and Jasper for his freedom. Married to Jasper and expecting her first child, Deloris finds some
As a child growing up in primarily Catholic Dublin, Ireland, Methodist-raised Olive Speidel always knew the Lord had blessed her with wonderful parents. They provided well for Olive and her seven siblings and taught them successful parenting techniques in the process. Through the years, however, Olive realized that not all children grew up as fortunate as she had. Believing she should record her childhood memories to provide hope for those who had not been given the same blessings, she chose to chronicle her experiences in Safe Place to Grow. From Wednesday family picnics to emigrating from Ireland to the United States, the Speidels are a model of family togetherness. While reading this warm and amusing memoir, you will laugh and be encouraged as you discover the simple principles by which Olive's parents raised their large, close-knit family. If you are looking for ways to promote family bonding with your children or are interested in Irish culture, Safe Place to Grow provides the answer. While parenting her own two daughters, Olive figured out that the wisest path to take was to mete out love and law in equal measure and to provide for children a Safe Place to Grow.
Discover the effective group treatment strategies that help your school-aged clients! A child immersed in a conflicted family life may be forced to cope with a multitude of trauma, including violence, abuse, and insecurity. In A Safe Place to Grow: A Group Treatment Manual for Children in Conflicted, Violent, and Separating Homes, highly respected experts give mental health professionals the tools to provide effective group treatment for children scarred by family environments of conflict and abuse. This easy-to-understand, step-by-step manual is a developmentally appropriate treatment curriculum for traumatized school-aged children. Age-appropriate sections separate therapy for big or little kids, focusing on efficacy while presenting a comfortable multi-ethnic, multi-cultural model. A Safe Place to Grow has easy-to-understand descriptions of techniques, with each session in the curriculum containing games and activities that are therapeutic yet flexible enough to be modified whenever the situation warrants. A chapter is included to helpfully troubleshoot problems encountered when in session with either age group of children. Useful illustrations accompany the text, along with a comprehensive bibliography listing additional therapeutic resources for different types of family problems. Appendixes are included for instruction on psycho-educational groups for parents that enhance their sensitivity to their children’s needs, as well as providing an evaluation study of the group model itself. A Safe Place to Grow provides a sequence of activities within the group model aimed at each of these five goals: creating common ground and safety exploring the language and complexity of feeling defining and understanding the self defining and revising roles and relationships restoring a moral order A Safe Place to Grow is an essential resource for social workers, psychologists, family and child therapists, school counselors, and battered women and children’s advocates.
America's Top-Rated Cities provides current, comprehensive statistical information and other essential data in one easy-to-use source on the 100 "top" cities that have been cited as the best for business and living in the U. S. - providing a concise social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profile of each city. Details Cost of Living, Taxes, Education, Employers, Media, Crime, Bankruptcy and more. For city-by-city comparisons, a handy Comparative Ranking Chart lists statistics for all the cities so the user can quickly and easily see how the cities compare to one another - a huge time-saver.
If you are facing addiction in any facet of your life, The Growing Place is a one-of-a-kind, must-have, comprehensive resource focusing on living the major themes of the New Testament one day at a time. The Growing Place contains straightforward, honest, powerful, and gripping insights that will captivate your mind and stimulate your spiritual desire. The Growing Place is a dynamic, life-changing, daily walk through the Word of God. As you read each page, you will find nourishment for your soul and wisdom for your mind that will give you the strength to love God with all of your heart. Moving past addictions can be a hard thing to do if you aren't properly equipped. The wisdom contain herein will move you beyond your addiction into a new life with Christ. If you are in recovery or looking for a springboard from bondage or habits, needing a fresh start, The Growing Place is boot camp for anyone looking for a new life in Christ and freedom to live an abundant life. Ron Brandon has served as both a pastor and educator. Ron has been an associational Sunday school director and has authored a new-member church curriculum. As a husband and father who has experienced the bondage of addiction and the freedom found in Christ, he offers a personal, yet practical, approach to recovery.