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  • At My Best: Strengths Cards

    At My Best: Strengths Cards

    by Work Positive

    A set of 48 beautifully designed strengths cards - ideal for provoking thought and opening up conversation around what people do best. A great resource whether you're working with individuals or with groups. Designed as a simple, attractive and flexible tool, each card features a single word to stimulate awareness of strengths as well as a high quality photograph on the other side. Using either the words, pictures or a combination of both, the range of ways you can use these strengths cards will only be limited by your...

  • Communities of Hope: A Strengths-based Resource for Building Community

    Communities of Hope: A Strengths-based Resource for Building Community

    by Wayne McCashen

    **Communities of Hope* is about something very precious. It's about a community's capacity to learn, to change, to grow—and to build that most invaluable of commodities: respectful connectedness.* Communities of Hope describes a 'strengths' approach to community capacity building. This approach is concerned with the building of a community's own capacity and potential. The focus is on the building of community by the community, planning, competency and decision making are owned by the community. Additional expertise, information, knowledge and other resources are accessed by the community to complement its vision, its...

  • Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, Third Edition

    Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, Third Edition

    by Jessica Rosenberg, Samuel Rose

    The newest edition of Community Mental Health continues to be at the leading edge of the field, providing the most up-to-date research and treatment models that encompass practice in community settings. Experts from a wide range of fields explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. New sections address the role of spirituality, veterans and the military, family treatment, and emerging new movements. An expanded view of recovery ensures that a thorough conversation about intersectionality and identity runs throughout the book *Contents:* List...

  • Creative Community Organizing

    Creative Community Organizing

    by Si Kahn

    Creative Community Organizing A Strategy Manual for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Just Why can't there be enough food, shelter, jobs, health care, homes, schools, education, safety and security for everyone? How can people work together to challenge the way things are, to help redistribute wealth and power, to create a more just and humane society? The answer is Creative Community Organizing. This latest work by legendary activist, musician and author Si Kahn, is a different kind of community organizing book. As with other books, including some by Kahn himself,...

  • Girls' Clubs Rock!

    Girls' Clubs Rock!

    by Youthlight

    *No refund on this item: Was: $26.90* *Reduced by 20% - Now $21.50* This book can be used to help you set up a highly beneficial group just for girls in your school. Group sessions could be conducted as small or large group counselling or as an extra-curricular activity group. The objective of the 'Girls' Club' is to support the development of a positive self-image increase effective communication skills and to promote a sense of empowerment in young women. These clubs use activities and guided discussions to help girls...

  • Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance

    Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance

    by David Denborough

    Intergenerational conflict brings with it significant challenges, conflict can be especially complex in refugee and migrant communities, where old and young people alike have to negotiate the ways of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ countries. Sometimes, these challenges can lead to seemingly intractable and irresolvable differences. This publication introduces a new collective narrative methodology, the Kite of Life, which was developed during a project in St James Town, Canada’s most densely populated community. Also described here are nine key principles which can help to build intergenerational alliances. *Contents:* *Part 1:* The Kite...

  • Knowing our Place

    Knowing our Place

    by Judith Gill

    Knowing our place examines the way in which children view their world. It poses questions of citizenship and how children come to a sense of belonging in their community of nation, family, classroom and school. This book describes and analyses the responses of more than 400 young Australians to a series of open-ended questions about belonging, identity and social and political power.  While the fundamental aim of the book is to identify and describe aspects of children's thinking as they grapple with their developing sense of being in the...

  • Male Voices: Stories of Boys Learning Through Making Music

    Male Voices: Stories of Boys Learning Through Making Music

    by Scott D Harrison

    Male Voices brings together Australia's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of music. Paul Holley - the conductor of Queensland's highly-acclaimed, award-winning, choral ensemble Birralee Blokes - discusses the phenomenal success of his choir. As well, internationally recognized scholars Scott Harrison and Bob Smith provide research into adolescent participation and indigenous music making respectively. Additionally, the book focuses on the interface of technology and music, instrumental music, and how music contributes to academic skills, social interaction, and life skills. From the banks of the Australia's Yarra to remote communities of...

  • Once Upon a Group

    Once Upon a Group

    by Maggie Kindred, Michael Kindre

    Groups are a universal phenomenon, but their dynamics, make-up and customs can vary widely – a group can be anything from a family to a sports club. Having a good understanding of how groups work can make them more effective, enriching and fun. Once Upon A Group is a short, light-hearted guide to groupwork, providing an easily-digestible way of understanding group dynamics, the practicalities of running a group, and how to participate in one. It covers how and where to set up a group, including the type of room...

  • Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

    Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

    by Rich Allen and Willy Wood

    The book will give teachers of all grade levels specific ways to use music in the classroom to raise mood, manage energy levels, increase engagement and focus, and help students more effectively process content for long-term memory storage -- all resulting in increased learning and ultimately, increased test scores. This book provides all the knowledge a teacher needs to start using music effectively in the classroom, including the full spectrum of appropriate classroom uses, the research that supports each use, and specific strategies for implementation. In addition, the book offers...

  • We Come Bearing Gifts - The Story of Daohaeko Support Network

    We Come Bearing Gifts - The Story of Daohaeko Support Network

    *Limited stock* Was: $39.95 *Reduced by 50% - now $19.97* Presence, Peace, Welcome, Courage, Challenge, Honesty, Enthusiasm, Ever hoping, Discovery ... and I ask you, are these not gifts needing, required, welcomed by any thoughtful, growing community? This book is a story. It is a story of the achievements, struggles, and successes of a group of twelve families who joined together in a common mission in the fall of 1989. In order to achieve their vision of a positive future for their sons and daughters who have a disability, these families designed...