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This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and whyAthis group is at high risk of dropping out of school. This text also describes the history behind the stereotypes of the GLBT community and how harmful they can be for this student population. Included is practical information that administrators and staff can use in their daily practice, such as how to: Implement curriculum and offer professional development ideas to administrators to help staff feel more empowered to help GLBT students establish student codes of conduct and school board policies follow through on those policies.
Peter DeWitt, EdD, has been a principal in upstate New York since 2006. Prior to being a principal, he taught elementary school in several city schools for 11 years. In addition, Peter is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at the College of Saint Rose and has presented at state and national conferences around the United States. Since July 2011, Peter has been writing a blog titled Finding Common Ground, which is published by Education Week. In addition, he is a freelance writer for Vanguard magazine (School Administrators Association of New York State) and the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national, and international levels.
The early years are the most critical period of learning for a child with autism. Therapeutic art-making can be a useful tool to tap into their imaginations and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort and relaxation, and providing physical and sensory support. This book is packed with tips and suggestions for how to provide art therapy for children with autism... More info
Do you face dangerous behaviour in your work? How equipped are you to deal with whatever might be thrown at you? Dangerous behaviour is a very real threat to practitioners working across the helping professions. This innovative, accessible and theoretically informed book deals with the types of dangerous behaviour that helping professionals are likely to encounter and provides strategies and skills for dealing with these situations. Written for both students and practitioners in various disciplines, the book focuses on the immediate face-to-face management of interpersonal danger. Case studies allow the reader to... More info
For many vulnerable children, the idea of talking to an adult about their experiences and feelings can be a daunting prospect. This book demonstrates how the introduction of playfulness when working with neglected or abused children helps to build a trusting relationship by openly engaging with the child's world. The practical activities and resources provided have been developed over 20 years of working with vulnerable children and are proven to help reduce feelings of stress and open up the lines of communication between adult and child. The straightforward, accessible style... More info