Dee Dee Brumm asks readers to hold her in their hearts as they read her memories of a childhood scarred by sexual abuse. It is a survivors story, the details unremembered until she grew to adulthood. Her story reflects the many dilemmas that a child faces, including dependency, the desire for independence, and the frustrations resulting from adult views of the child. Brumm addresses the vulnerabilities children experience and makes it clear that anger at a child can sometimes endanger that childs life. The author hopes that after reading her true story, readers will have a greater awareness of the dangers that can mar a childs life, and the unintended consequences of actions taken without love.
This book, A Child Speaks of Love, is a child's version of the crucified Jesus. These priceless stations echo the voices and thoughts of children regarding forgiveness and compassion. Simple phrases, such as: Love one another as Jesus loves us,are aften repeated. Even as a child one can make a difference in our world. To appreciate these stations one must have the mind, heart, and soul of a child - A child's heart filled with innocence.
A Child's Heart Speaks is a heart breaking and compelling true story of two children who survived severe sexual abuse from a juvenile perpetrator—their older half brother. The reader gains a true glimpse into the personality, and tactics used by juveniles and adults to manipulate children into silence. The story serves as a call to action for all adults who care about children. The author, Claire Silva also incorporates national interviews with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Through their stories, the reader is able to understand some of the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual struggles survivors go through, and what helps survivors heal.
Often described as "social phobia's cousin" and misdiagnosed as autism, selective mutism is a debilitating fear of speaking in some situations experienced by some children. The disorder usually presents in children before the age of five, but it may not be recognized until the child starts school. When requested to speak, children with selective mutism often look down, blush, or otherwise express anxiety that disrupts their engagement with people and activities. Selective mutism is related to social anxiety and social phobia, and more than 90 percent of children with selective mutism also manifest symptoms of one of these problems. This book is the first available for parents of children with selective mutism. It offers a broad overview of the condition and reviews the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The book details a plan you can use to coordinate professional treatment of your child's disorder. It also explains the steps you can take on your own to encourage your child to speak comfortably in school and in his or her peer group. All of the book's strategies employ a gradual, "stepladder" approach. The techniques gently encourage children to speak more, while at the same time helping them feel safe and supported. Angela E. McHolm, Ph.D., is director of the Selective Mutism Service at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, ON. The Selective Mutism Service offers outpatient psychiatric consultation to families and professionals such as school personnel, speech and language pathologists, and mental health clinicians who support children with selective mutism. She is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.
When first published in 1923, this classic work took the psychological world by storm. Piaget's views expressed in this book, have continued to influence the world of developmental psychology to this day.
African Americans Must Become a Code Switching Culture
Author: Dr. Jeffery L. Walker
Category: Literary Criticism
In this book, I will show African Americans how and why they speak the way they do. Many cultural factors play a significant role in how African Americans develop their linguistic patterns. I am more concerned with the way African Americans speak today. Although the histories of African American linguistic patterns are essential, I am more focused on the here and now. Therefore, I will direct my attention toward the nest (family system) because here is where the development of linguistic patterns starts. I also want my brothers and sisters to understand that they live in a linguistically prejudiced society that only accepts Standard American English as the official tongue that represents the United States of America. The bottom line is, for African Americans to become successful in today’s society, they must become a code-switching culture, for they are not and will never be considered a bilingual group since their native linguistic tongue is linguistically defunct. And so, African Americans, you need to know that throughout your life, you will experience linguistic prejudice if you continue to speak only AAVE.
An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment
Author: Barry Guitar
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature presents the most comprehensive textbook on the topic today, providing an overview of the etiology and development of stuttering and details, appropriate approaches to accurate assessment and treatment. Exploring a variety of practice settings, this core introductory book grounds all topics in a firm basis of the disorder’s origin and nature. This edition has been thoroughly updated to address all current methodologies.
What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Author: Kenneth Talan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Help Your Child or Teen Get Back on Track offers specific self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems. The book covers topics that would be discussed during a consultation with a child psychiatrist. The first section offers practical guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment. The second section of the book includes useful information for those parents who are considering, seeking, or already involved with professional help for their child. Essential reading for parents who are worried about a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems, this book is also a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, school counselors, pediatricians, and adult psychiatrists.