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The Community of the Blind: Applying the Theory of Community Formation

by Yoon Hough Kim

Dr. Kim has investigated the validity of the widely-held view that while there are a large number of blind persons whose social lives are centered in the mainstream, that is with sighted persons, there are an equally large number of blind persons whose social lives are restricted mainly to other blind persons.

Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective (Sixth Edition)

by Victor E. Kappeler Larry K. Gaines

Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond. 'Spotlight on Community Policing Practice' sections feature real-life community policing programs in various cities, and problem-solving case studies cover special topics. The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field such as how the current climate of suspicion associated with terrorism threats affects the trust so necessary for community policing, and how the newest technologies can be harnessed to facilitate police interactions with citizens. Additionally, the book now explores the fragmentation of authority and emphasizes the importance of partnerships among the numerous law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and private social service agencies. Community policing expands the police mandate beyond fighting crime to include solving community problems in partnership with citizens. New edition is updated and revised, and has new coverage of: community policing, terrorism, and homeland security; community policing and technology; and community policing and the fragmentation of authority. Study aids in the book include key concepts, learning objectives, chapter summaries, and discussion questions. Online study aids include self-quizzing, topic-specific case studies that help students turn theory into practice. Instructor aids include customizable lesson plans that connect chapter-based learning objectives to specific resources, text bank, powerpoint lecture slides, video clips of authors summarizing each chapter, and links to additional video and online resources.

Community Practice Skills: Local to Global Perspectives

by Marie Weil Dorothy N. Gamble

Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience with numerous case and practice examples from talented practitioners in international and domestic settings. The authors open with a discussion of the theories for community work and the values of social justice and human rights, concerns that have guided the work of activists from Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr. to Cesar Chavez, Wangari Maathai, and Vandana Shiva. They survey the concepts, knowledge, and perspectives influencing community practice and evaluation strategies. Descriptions of eight practice models follow, incorporating real-life case examples from many parts of the world and demonstrating multiple applications for each model as well as the primary roles, competencies, and skills used by the practitioner. Complexities and variations encourage readers to determine, through comparative analysis, which model at which time best fits the goals of a community group or organization, given the context, culture, social, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities for change. An accompanying workbook stressing empowerment strategies and skills development is also available from Columbia University Press.

Community Programs To Promote Youth Development

by Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth

After-school programs, scout groups, community service activities, religious youth groups, and other community-based activities have long been thought to play a key role in the lives of adolescents. But what do we know about the role of such programs for today's adolescents? How can we ensure that programs are designed to successfully meet young people's developmental needs and help them become healthy, happy, and productive adults? Community Programs to Promote Youth Development explores these questions, focusing on essential elements of adolescent well-being and healthy development. It offers recommendations for policy, practice, and research to ensure that programs are well designed to meet young people's developmental needs. The book also discusses the features of programs that can contribute to a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. It examines what we know about the current landscape of youth development programs for America's youth, as well as how these programs are meeting their diverse needs. Recognizing the importance of adolescence as a period of transition to adulthood, Community Programs to Promote Youth Development offers authoritative guidance to policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and other key stakeholders on the role of youth development programs to promote the healthy development and well-being of the nation's youth.

Community: The Structure of Belonging

by Peter Block

Training and development consultant Peter Block discusses how to foster community in organizations. His ideas are based on the following principles: that the essential work is to build social fabric for its own sake and to enable accountability, strong associational life is essential and central, citizens who use their power to convene other citizens are what create an alternative future, the small group is the unit of transformation, and all transformation is linguistic and community is therefore essentially a conversation.

Community: The Structure of Belonging

by Peter Block

Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities-businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government - do not work together. They exist in their own worlds as do so many individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost. This disconnection and detachment makes it hard if not impossible to envision a common future and work towards it together. What Block provides in this inspiring new book is an exploration of the exact way community can emerge from fragmentation. How is community built? How does the transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? He explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen.

Community That is Christian: A Handbook on Small Groups (Second Edition)

by Julie Gorman

Over the past thirty years there has been a boom in small groups, both in society at large and within the church. From Bible studies to MOPS to Alcoholics Anonymous, it is estimated that four out of ten Americans belong to a small group that meets regularly for the care and support of its members. But are these groups creating true, biblical community, or do they settle for self-focus and personal gain? Julie Gorman has studied small groups for decades and presents her analysis, insights, and suggestions in Community That Is Christian, an essential resource for building community in church-based small groups. This comprehensive book serves both as a text for those who equip leaders or lead small groups and as an interactive manual for small-group members, helping them transform their relationships into Christ-centered community. The book begins with biblical support for coming together, contrasting it with our often individualistic mind-set that undermines community. Gorman then sets forth the goals of community and describes the process of transformation. She draws from extensive research to address the why and the how of small-group ministry, giving special attention to gender and cultural distinctions. Community That Is Christian provides readers with charts, discussion questions, and inventories to further help them establish community within their small groups.

The Commuter

by Patrick Oster

It seemed an innocent enough idea. After Barnaby Gilbert got laid off with a nice severance, his boss suggested he take up a new hobby to fill up his free time. On his regular commuter train, Barnaby got an idea what that hobby would be. He decided to satisfy a curiosity he'd long had. An avid birder, he began tracking some regular passengers -- people he'd always wondered about -- to see where they went and what they did. In following a Chinese man, a schoolgirl, and a sexy woman, he used the same techniques he had to add hawks and herons to his life list. But in this quirky, tongue-in-cheek thriller, he found out pretty fast that humans were a much more dangerous species.

The Commuter Marriage

by Tina B Tessina

Whether it's for deployment overseas or cross-country trucking, commuting to "the city" during the week or seizing an opportunity on the other coast, you've found yourself in a commuter marriage. You and your spouse are happily married but suddenly living apart, causing you to worry about what that distance will do to you and to your marriage. Author and psychotherapist Tina B. Tessina has designed a program to help couples like you survive and thrive in long-distance relationships. In The Commuter Marriage, Dr. Tessina answers questions you will face about everyday living situations, such as how to: Keep the passion burning; Communicate effectively; Resolve conflicts; Raise healthy kids; Overcome jealousy and suspicions; and Manage your homes. With quizzes, exercises, and real couples' stories from Dr. Tessina's practice, you will see what works-and what doesn't. So, whether the decision to commute is voluntary or mandatory, you and your partner can keep the romance alive, your marriage intact, and your bond even stronger while you are apart!

The commuter Marriage

by Tina B. Tessina

Whether it's for deployment overseas or cross-country trucking, commuting to "the city" during the week or seizing an opportunity on the other coast, you've found yourself in a commuter marriage. You and your spouse are happily married but suddenly living apart, causing you to worry about what that distance will do to you and to your marriage.

Como criar ninos bilingues (Raising Bilingual Children Spanish edition)

by Maritere Rodriguez Bellas

A how-to guidebook that teaches parents how to instill a second language in their children.Hoy día para mayoría de padres inmigrantes en Estados Unidos criar niños bilingües no es una opción o decisión, más bien es un estilo de vida. Aun así, enseñarles el idioma materno pasa a segundo plano con tal de asegurarnos que manejen a la perfección el inglés para que triunfen en la escuela y obtengan posiciones de liderazgo en el trabajo. Lo que es más, la tarea de enseñarles dos (o más) idiomas puede ser abrumadora y a menudo nos preguntamos por dónde empezar. CÓMO CRIAR NIÑOS BILINGÜES es una guía fácil y de pasos prácticos para padres de niños de toda etapa y edad. La autora y experta en temas para las familias inmigrantes, Maritere Rodriguez Bellas nos ayuda a contestar preguntas como: ¿Qué hago si mi hijo de cinco años no quiere hablar español en la casa? Mi esposo no habla coreano, ¿cómo encontramos un punto común para criar a nuestros hijos con dos idiomas? Mi hija tiene dos años y no habla ninguno de los dos idiomas que hablamos en casa. ¿Debería preocuparme? Sin importar cuál sea tu idioma -español, filipino, coreano, mandarín, o francés- es normal que queramos que nuestros hijos se comuniquen en nuestro idioma. CÓMO CRIAR NIÑOS BILINGÜES es la guía perfecta para padres que buscan consejos y dirección sobre cómo lidiar con los retos y alegrías de criar niños bilingües.

Comp City, A guide to Free Las Vegas Vacations

by Max Rubin

Win every time you gamble? Is that possible? It is if you play for comps. Every year, U.S. casinos give away more than a billion dollars worth of amenities to customers in return for their gambling action. These giveaways, known as "comps" (short for complimentaries), range from parking and drinks to gourmet meals and airfare. Are you getting your share? From nickel slot players to $500 a hand blackjack high rollers, Comp City has shown tens of thousands of gamblers how to get free casino vacations.

Compact with the Devil

by Bethany Maines

The second novel from Bethany Maines pits Nikki Lanier against an exotic anarchist determined to kill one of her fellow Carrie Mae agents.

Companies, International Trade and Human Rights

by Janet Dine

Originally published in 2005, this book focuses on the role of corporations within the trading system, and the complex relationships between corporations, nation states and international organisations. The actions and motives that drive corporations are considered as well as the structure of the international trading system. Remedial devices such as Codes of Conduct and Human Rights instruments are assessed for effectiveness. The book seeks reasons for what is a growing understanding that international trading regimes are not meeting objectives found in many international agreements, including both the international trade agreements themselves (WTO, GATT, TRIPS etc. ) and human rights instruments. In particular, it is clear that the prevalence and severity of poverty is not being adequately addressed. This work sets out to investigate the role played by companies in this failure in the globalisation of trade to realise its aims, in particular the failure to achieve the minimum of basic rights, the right to food.

Companies on a Mission: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Growing Sustainably, Responsibly, Profitably

by Michael V. Russo

<div><p class="description">"Let your social and environmental conscience be your guide" can be a successful and durable strategy for a firm. This is the first book to explain how following a vision for the earth and for society can be a powerful route to profits for small and medium sized companies.</p> <p class="description"><i>Companies on a Mission</i> explains that mission-driven companies appreciate and leverage traditional strategic principles--with a twist--to win in the marketplace. By clearly and pragmatically laying out this argument, author Michael V. Russo crystallizes for enlightened businesses what Michael Porter made clear for mainstream firms years ago. The book shows that a mission-driven approach creates significant barriers to imitation by larger, established rivals. Mission-driven firms build their brands on authenticity. Only you are you. And, authenticity builds customer loyalty. Later in the book, Russo moves beyond the firm level to look at these companies in context. He finds, for instance, that just as specific industries often develop in geographic clusters, mission-driven companies also aggregate. But, they put down roots where other businesses are pursuing complementary goals. Portland and the Bay Area are two such hotbeds. This allows for cooperation, as opposed to breeding stiff competition.</p> <p class="description">The rise to prominence of mission-driven companies like Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Kettle Foods, and Calvert Group is undoubtedly the result of powerful trends in consumer markets, including the rise of conscious consumerism, the transparency movement, and fallout from global competition. Most books that address social and environmental issues are focused on large corporations, crafted as autobiographies by CEOs, or written as moral calls to action without regard for the bottom line. <i>Companies on a Mission</i> both chronicles a movement and provides grounded guidance to entrepreneurs and managers who wish to join the wave. For these readers, this book is a one-of-a-kind bible.</p></div>

The Companion

by Lloyd A. Meeker

Shepherd Bucknam hasn't had a lover in more than a decade and doesn't need one. As a Daka, he coaches men in the sacred art and mystery of sexual ecstasy all the time, and he loves his work. It's his calling. In fact, he's perfectly content--except for the terrors of his recurring nightmare and the ominous blood-red birthmarks on his neck. He's convinced that together they foretell his early and violent death. When Shepherd's young protégé is murdered, LAPD Detective Marco Fidanza gets the case. The two men are worlds apart: Marco has fought hard for everything he's accomplished, in sharp contrast to the apparent ease of Shepherd's inherited wealth--but their mutual attraction is too hot for either of them to ignore. Shepherd swears he'll help find his protégé's killer, but Marco warns him to stay out of it. When an influential politician is implicated, the police investigation grinds to a halt. Shepherd hires his own investigator. Marco calls it dangerous meddling. As their volatile relationship deepens, Shepherd discovers his nightmares might not relate to the future, but to the deadly legacy of a past life--a life he may have to revisit before he can fully live and love in this one. 2015 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Gay Romance

The Companion

by Agatha Christie

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook. When Miss Marple dines at the Bantrys the conversation always turns to murder. Whilst Dr Lloyd was in the Canary Islands, a woman drowned in the sea. To all it seems an accident, but one eyewitness says her paid companion deliberately drowned her...

Companion Animal Ethics

by Clare Palmer Sandra Corr Peter Sandøe

Companion Animal Ethics explores the important ethical questions and problems that arise as a result of humans keeping animals as companions. The first comprehensive book dedicated to ethical and welfare concerns surrounding companion animals Scholarly but still written in an accessible and engaging style Considers the idea of animal companionship and why it should matter ethically Explores problems associated with animals sharing human lifestyles and homes, such as obesity, behavior issues, selective breeding, over-treatment, abandonment, euthanasia and environmental impacts Offers insights into practical ways of improving ethical standards relating to animal companions

Companion Dogs: More Than Best Friends

by Elizabeth Ring

Describes training for companion dogs and therapeutic dogs, including some dogs who have performed heroic rescues.

Companion Planting

by Bob Flowerdew

According to Flowerdew, the key to successful organic gardening is working with nature, rather than against it, to get your plants to thrive. This practice is called companion planting, and it is explained in this volume with a style that is both no-nonsense and reader-friendly. Topics range from plants that compete for nutrients to plants that enrich their soil for future crops. Gardeners of all levels will learn from Companion Planting and their gardens will benefit from happy and healthy plants.

Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener

by Allison Greer

Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but tomatoes should not be planted near cabbage? Flax helps protect some root vegetables from pests, and tomatoes will thrive when planted near carrots (though the carrots may wind up stunted). Your celery will be happier if it's far away from corn, but broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair. It's a lot to think about, but there's no reason to feel overwhelmed. With Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, you'll have all the information you need in clear, concise terms and with charts and garden plans you can copy or modify to suit your family's needs.Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare quality soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, authors Allison and Tim Greer explain the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how you can use that information to your garden's benefit. There is an entire chapter devoted to each of the fifteen most popular vegetables, with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of each-a treasure for gardeners with busy lives who want an easy reference guide for planning their ideal kitchen garden. Full of gorgeous, full-color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this is a beautiful, useful guide for the home organic gardener.

Companion Through The Darkness

by Stephanie Ericsson

As a result of her own experience with many kind of loss, Stephanie Ericsson offers an intimate, profoundly touching guide for those in grief, legitimizing the complex and often taboo emotions we all feel when loss transforms our lives. In Companion Through the Darkness, Stephanie Ericsson defines grief as "the constant reawakening that things are now different." Using a very simple format -- which combines excerpts from her own diary writings with brief essays -- she vividly speaks the language of loss and captures the contradictory, wrenching, and chaotic emotions of grief. The book can be opened at any point to chapters no more than a few pages long on such themes as: Abandonment: The sudden state I am forced into. I no longer belong to you. I no longer belong to anyone. Rage: The state I use to survive seemingly moments of intolerable pain. Humor: The backside of agony. Pity: The look on people's faces when they haven't a clue what to say to me. Transition: The moments, strung out over months, when I know I am no longer the woman I was, but not quite the woman I am becoming. The result is compelling, intimate, and heartbreakingly truthful -- a book that promises to be enormously sought-after support and touchstone for all those making their own journey through grief.

A Companion to African American Literature

by Gene Andrew Jarrett

Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leading into the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporary African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologiesAddresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches to African American literatureFeatures essays by leading established literary scholars as well as newer voices

A Companion to American Literary Studies

by Robert S. Levine Caroline F. Levander

A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject.Offers up-to-date accounts of major new critical approaches to American literary studies Presents state-of-the-art essays on a full range of topics central to the fieldEssays explore critical and institutional genealogies of the field, increasingly diverse conceptions of American literary study, and unprecedented material changes such as the digital revolution A unique anthology in the field, and an essential resource for libraries, faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates

A Companion to Arthurian Literature

by Helen Fulton

This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition

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