Description : Angering, the chosen total behavior of acting out in anger, is experienced more frequently than other emotions. It lasts longer than other emotional states, produces a strong tendency to approach the person or situation toward which your angering is directed, and includes an experience of greater power than do the other emotions. Communication difficulties increase when one individual insists they are right and the other is wrong. Choice Theory teaches that the problem with which one struggles is usually not a simple issue of right versus wrong. Angering often leads to verbal and physical aggression and decreased problem solving while nonangering total behavior leads to assertiveness and increased problem solving. In Angering in the Family, author J. Thomas Bellows, PhD, explores appropriate methods for relating to one's spouse, mate, child or other significant person in one's life. He also informs people that it is how they choose their total behavior regarding the person or event that leads to the choice to anger. Learn how to come together with others instead of driving them away, and increase the happiness in your life. Angering in the Family discusses the various forms of angering that are found within the family and alternate ways to cope and reduce frustration. About the Title-"Angering in the Family" Choice Theory defines all behavior as being total behavior and states that it is designated by verbs named by the component that is most recognizable. Therefore, angering is the chosen total behavior of acting out anger.
Description : Choice Theory defines all behavior as being total behavior and states that it is designated by verbs, usually infinitives and gerunds, and named by the component that is most recognizable. Therefore, happiness is the choice of being happy and angering is the choice of acting out in anger. Within the family these take many forms from the highs of happiness to the lows of rage and aggression between family members-father and mother, parent and child, or between siblings. In Happiness in the Family, author, J. Thomas Bellows, Ph.D., discusses the various forms of angering that are found within the family and alternate ways to cope with and reduce the angering to bring about calmness and happiness for the members of the family. Frustrations are a result of differences between the world as we perceive it and the world as we would like it. This discussion on angering includes an expanded writing on the subject of Choice Theory that can bring true happiness within the family. Additional information given relates to dealing with parenting, stress, and angering and its management to bring about a state of calm in the family that was never thought possible. Much of the anxiety and frustration in the family is brought about by events in the community and the family's interaction within the community. Suggestions as to proposed actions by individuals in the public, community as a whole, state, and nation to angering and aggression are given.
Description : "This Handbook underscores the importance of gender in the lives of girls and women developmentally across significant phases of the life span. Considering the importance of cultural context, this book illustrates how gender socialization in female development and behavior affects self-evaluation, identity processes, and the social roles that girls and women adopt. Its chapters illustrate how externally induced risks such as poverty, discrimination, and violence present challenges to healthy development. Significantly, the chapters also draw attention to long overlooked and compelling strengths and capacities that provide a firm basis for growth and health."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : HELPS YOU DEVELOP AND ASSESS PEDIGREES TO MAKE DIAGNOSES, EVALUATE RISK, AND COUNSEL PATIENTS The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in recommending genetic testing, referring patients for genetic counseling, determining patterns of inheritance, calculating risk of disease, making decisions for medical management and surveillance, and informing and educating patients. Based on the author's twenty-five years as a genetic counselor, the book also helps readers deal with the psychological, social, cultural, and ethical problems that arise in gathering a medical-family history and sharing findings with patients. Featuring a new Foreword by Arno Motulsky, widely recognized as the founder of medical genetics, and completely updated to reflect the most recent findings in genetic medicine, this Second Edition presents the latest information and methods for preparing and assessing a pedigree, including: Value and utility of a thorough medical-family history Directed questions to ask when developing a medical-family history for specific disease conditions Use of pedigrees to identify individuals with an increased susceptibility to cancer Verification of family medical information Special considerations when adoptions or gamete donors are involved Ethical issues that may arise in recording a pedigree Throughout the book, clinical examples based on hypothetical families illustrate key concepts, helping readers understand how real issues present themselves and how they can be resolved. This book will enable all healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and physician assistants, as well as genetic counselors, to take full advantage of the pedigree as a primary tool for making a genetic risk assessment and providing counseling for patients and their families.
Description : Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses the reader in the mind-boggling intricacies of the little-known ghetto world. She charts the tumultuous cycle of the generations, as girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation. Two romances thread through Random Family: the sexually charismatic nineteen-year-old Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and fourteen-year-old Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar, an aspiring thug. Fleeing from family problems, the young couples try to outrun their destinies. Chauffeurs whisk them to getaways in the Poconos and to nightclubs. They cruise the streets in Lamborghinis and customized James Bond cars. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between life and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George's business activities; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Together, then apart, the teenagers make family where they find it. Girls look for excitement and find trouble; boys, searching for adventure, join crews and prison gangs. Coco moves upstate to dodge the hazards of the Bronx; Jessica seeks solace in romance. Both find that love is the only place to go. A gifted prose stylist and a profoundly compassionate observer, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc has slipped behind the cold statistics and sensationalism surrounding inner-city life and come back with a riveting, haunting, and true urban soap opera that reveals the clenched grip of the streets. Random Family is a compulsive read and an important journalistic achievement, sure to take its place beside the classics of the genre.
Description : In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.
Description : Forget the traditional child control techniques like rewards, punishment, and time-out. They create distance, and do nothing for your child's creativity or self-worth. With Choice Parenting you can stay emotionally connected with your child while teaching responsibility and limits. Five new behavioral tools allow you to protect the parent-child relationship, the key to resolving difficult behavior problems. "Every parent can learn from this thoughtful book. Dr. Primason brings his creative, practical voice to the choice theory that I've been teaching for years. You'll do far better with your children, and all your relationships, if you replace external control with connection and encouragement. Choice Parenting tells you exactly how to do it."--William Glasser, M.D., Author of Reality Therapy, and Schools Without Failure "I highly recommend this book to anyone who chooses to be a happier and more effective parent. It is filled with loving guidance as well as practical, yet profound ideas and examples."--John Brickell, D.C., Director, Center for Reality Therapy, United Kingdom "I enthusiastically urge all parents, therapists and child care workers to read Choice Parenting. Dr. Primason presents a clear, respectful guide that can be referred to time and again."--Nancy S. Buck, Ph.D., Author of Peaceful Parenting
Description : Award-winning account of contentious press-presidential relations from JFK to the present, updated to include Clinton's scandals and the 2000 election.