The Deepest Well
Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
Paperback ISBN: 132850266x
Adverse childhood experiences—like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce—can have lasting effects on human health. But the stunning news of Nadine Burke Harris’s research is how, and how deeply, our bodies can be changed, imprinted for life by these ACEs. From stress responses to growth rates to diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and more, we are all a product of our childhood environments. Through powerful storytelling and fascinating scientific insight, Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in The Deepest Well represent vitally important hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come.
Staring at the Sun
Overcoming the Terror of Death
Paperback ISBN: 0470401818
Outlines an encouraging approach to addressing universal issues of mortality, drawing on the author's therapeutic background to address common fears that lie at the core of anxiety while explaining how losses in one's life can compound such fears. By the author of Love's Executioner. Reprint.
A Mind at a Time
America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
Paperback ISBN: 0743202236
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment.
The Politics of Autism
Hardcover ISBN: 0199360995
The Politics of Autism investigates the truths and fictions of public understanding about autism, questioning apparent realities too sensitive or impolitic to challenge. Is there really more autism? How has the count expanded by diagnosing autism over other conditions? Have scientific methods in autism diagnosis gone hand-in-hand with autism increases? Are mild autism cases really a 'disorder,' rather than personality variant? Can autism be quiescent in childhood but truly first recognizable in adulthood? Why does popular media often portray people with autism as odd geniuses ignoring the kind of autism most have? Siegel tackles thorny issues and perennial questions: How do we weigh likely treatment gains with treatment costs? Why does our autism education persist in teaching academic subjects some never master? Why do we fail to plan realistically for autistic adulthood? Which parents get caught up in non-mainstream 'treatments' and fear of vaccines? Readers will see an insider's view of controversies in autism research. Siegel's views, sometimes iconoclastic, always frank and informed, challenge broad unexamined assumptions about our understanding of autism. Each chapter addresses different issues, data, and social policy recommendations. A chapter-by-chapter bibliography with URLs provides both popular media and scientific references.
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0316917303
A practical parenting handbook explains how to enhance any child's social skills by identifying individual social strengths and weaknesses, using case studies, drills, and exercises designed to help a child understand the complexities of social interactions and build lasting relationships with others. Original.
Contemporary Play Therapy
Theory, Research, and Practice
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1593856334
This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.
Not Much Just Chillin'
The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0374208824
An award-winning education reporter for the Washington Post takes readers on a harrowing tour of the middle school years, exploring issues of anxiety, conformity, and rebellion common to this age group. 30,000 first printing.