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Obstacle Course

By David S. Cohen,Carole Joffe
  • ISBN Code: : 0520973720
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 634
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : obstacle-course.pdf

Book Excerpt :

It seems unthinkable that citizens of one of the most powerful nations in the world must risk their lives and livelihoods in the search for access to necessary health care. And yet it is no surprise that in many places throughout the United States, getting an abortion can be a monumental challenge. Anti-choice politicians and activists have worked tirelessly to impose needless restrictions on this straightforward medical procedure that, at best, delay it and, at worst, create medical risks and deny women their constitutionally protected right to choose. Obstacle Course tells the story of abortion in America, capturing a disturbing reality of insurmountable barriers people face when trying to exercise their legal rights to medical services. Authors David S. Cohen and Carole Joffe lay bare the often arduous and unnecessarily burdensome process of terminating a pregnancy: the sabotaged decision-making, clinics in remote locations, insurance bans, harassing protesters, forced ultrasounds and dishonest medical information, arbitrary waiting periods, and unjustified procedure limitations. Based on patients’ stories as well as interviews with abortion providers and allies from every state in the country, Obstacle Course reveals the unstoppable determination required of women in the pursuit of reproductive autonomy as well as the incredible commitment of abortion providers. Without the efforts of an unheralded army of medical professionals, clinic administrators, counselors, activists, and volunteers, what is a legal right would be meaningless for the almost one million people per year who get abortions. There is a better way—treating abortion like any other form of health care—but the United States is a long way from that ideal.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1615642838
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: obstacle-race-training-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Obstacle Race Training Bible provides readers with one-stop access to everything they need to know to prepare for and successfully complete a Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, or any of the other international or regional obstacle races that are taking the world by storm. All of these races combine running various distances and terrain with hard-core obstacles that are both physically and mentally challenging: climbing through pitch-black flooded tubes and over walls, carrying logs uphill, traversing monkey bars, crawling through mud and under barbed wire, leaping over burning hay bales, swimming in ice cold water, navigating through live wires, and more. This combination of running and obstacles is what gives participants a very different kind of challenge than they get with a 5K, marathon, or triathlon. It's a combination that also requires a very different approach to training and preparation, and that's what this book provides. Coverage includes: - Profiles of all the major races: running distance, obstacles involved, completion percentage, fitness level required, etc. - Obstacle overviews, including photos of what they look like, the mental and physical challenges involved, and the most effective strategies for completing them - Obstacle-specific exercises that condition participants for the strength, stamina, flexibility, and mental toughness needed to complete the obstacle - 8-week training programs designed for complete novices, elite athletes, and everyone in between Important information on what to wear, nutrition during training, and race day strategies

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Book Code : 1492585696
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 192
  • Pdf File: the-essentials-of-obstacle-race-training.pdf

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Scaling walls, crawling through mud, climbing ropes, and sprinting across rugged terrain. Obstacle course racing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it’s gaining popularity around the world. The sport is grueling, demanding, and intensely satisfying if you prepare, train, and know what to expect. Only The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training can ensure you will be ready. Authored by David Magida, founder of Elevate Interval Fitness and member of the Spartan Race pro team, and Melissa Rodriguez, former contributing editor for Mud & Obstacle magazine, this in-depth guide breaks down the events, obstacles, common difficulties, and strategies for negotiating all challenges. Most important, it presents the tools and the plan to prepare—physically and mentally—for the unforgettable adventure that awaits. Inside you’ll find 100 of the most effective exercises for grip strength, mobility, balance, power, strength, and endurance as well as 28 workouts you can immediately start to use. You’ll also find advice on conquering course challenges, preventing injuries, and selecting events and mental strategies for focusing, concentrating, and overcoming fear. Through experience and expertise, Magida and Rodriguez have created the most complete, accessible, and effective guide to the sport. Whether you’re competing for your first or your hundredth event, preparation and confidence are key. With The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training, you’ll conquer every challenge.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HowExpert
  • Book Code : 1647587050
  • Total of Pages : 107
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 416
  • Pdf File: obstacle-course-racing-101.pdf

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Whether you are looking to prepare for your first Mud Run/Obstacle Course Race (OCR), or you simply want to improve your skills so that you can compete on a more serious level, the information in this book will help you do just that. You’ll discover the main parts of every mud run that you should specifically train for and a list of recommended workouts that will transform you into a successful racer and competitor. Not only will you learn about the various types of obstacles that are common on most courses but you’ll learn the tricks to mastering them so you can quickly move on to your next challenge. Included are training tips and workouts the author recommends for improving your endurance, strength and hand grip strength. Additionally, read about a vital mental training exercise that she personally practices regularly that will convert you into a solid OCR beast, both mentally and physically. Throughout the book, you’ll be entertained with stories about the author’s learning process along the way to the World Championships- the Do’s and Don’ts that she learned the hard way. Learn what and what not to do with how to dress, train, eat and compete. Becoming proficient in obstacle racing for fun or for sport isn’t hard, it just takes practice and anyone can do it! About the expert Nikki Hart is a world-class OCR (obstacle course race) competitor, personal trainer, sports nutritionist, sports performance speed and conditioning coach and fitness author – her latest book being Machine Free Fitness. Before OCR: she started training people in high school, purely by accident; was Woman Athlete of the Year for Track and Field in college her freshman year; graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Zoology; went to vet school; started a horse rescue facility in Virginia, which she still has; and competes with her horses in 3 Day Eventing- which ironically, is very similar to OCR for horses. After her college years, she competed in local 5K races, then moved on to Triathlons. Then in 2014, Nikki helped a client prepare for his first mud run which was a Spartan Super. She ran it with him and was immediately hooked and has since continued racing and competing in OCR Championship events around the world. On the side, she enjoys running with her husband and teenage daughters in local mud runs and training horses. Her latest addition to her fitness adventures are trail ultra marathons. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

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By HowExpert,Christopher Covello
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HowExpert
  • Book Code : 1648918905
  • Total of Pages : 119
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 632
  • Pdf File: howexpert-guide-to-obstacle-course-racing.pdf

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If you want to learn how to train, compete, and succeed in obstacle course races and mud runs, then check out HowExpert Guide to Obstacle Course Racing. HowExpert Guide to Obstacle Course Racing includes 101 of the best tips to prepare, train, compete, and succeed in obstacle course races and mud runs. Unlike regular road races, obstacle courses require a well-rounded approach that includes cardio, strength, agility, dexterity, and mental fortitude to overcome the myriad of obstacles you will be faced with on the course. Obstacle course racing expert Christopher Covello breaks it down with tips and techniques to help you get signed up, get ready, and get going on your personal obstacle course-related goals that will not only assist in helping you conquer the course on race day but translate into everyday life applications as well. Covello shares his personal tips for success in the OCR field along with heartfelt stories of his personal triumphs and tribulations that taught him the advice he imparts in this book. With this book, you’ll learn how to focus your training and create an actionable plan to implement on race day, as well as what to expect, what to wear, what to eat, and what to do when the finish line is crossed. No stone is left unturned, and no question is left unanswered. So take the plunge into the obstacle course racing world using this as your guide, and find out what adventures await you! Check out HowExpert Guide to Obstacle Course Racing to learn how to train, compete, and succeed in obstacle course races and mud runs. About the Author Christopher Covello began his obstacle course racing journey in 2015 when he needed direction and motivation to finally lose weight and get into the best shape of his life. From the first Spartan Race, he was hooked, completing his first trifecta within the year and moving on to complete many more thereafter. Due to his passion for obstacle course racing, Christopher took the reins of his physical fitness, mental health, and diet and prioritized healthy living for improved athletic OCR performance and a healthy, happy life. Christopher has competed in countless OCR events, including two world championships, and has had his fair share of personal victories and disappointments over the past seven years. He continues to run races and regularly runs, lifts, and rock climbs. HowExpert publishes how to guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1365365506
  • Total of Pages :
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  • Members : 342
  • Pdf File: the-captains-playbook.pdf

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I know firsthand that coming up with workouts week after week can sometimes be difficult, and many people stall out and get bored after doing the same thing for too long. With The Captain's Playbook, you now have 52 workout options to choose from.Each entry contains a single workout, possibly a tip on how to perform it, what was going through my head during it, or what was coming in the next weeks that I was working toward. There are also race recaps of my experiences throughout the year, running Spartan and other Obstacle Course Races.The goal I have set is to qualify for the OCR World Championships, an independent championship that athletes from around the world must qualify for, via other obstacle races. I am sharing with you what I believe will get me there, as you work your way through my first year of elite OCR.

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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 1683501306
  • Total of Pages : 137
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Book Code : 0768495172
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: how-god-answers-prayer.pdf

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  • Pdf File: nature-sparks.pdf

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Nature has monumental power on children’s growth and development. Recent studies show that as children spend less time in nature, they miss out on the profound benefits that outdoor play and learning experiences provide. Nature Sparks is filled with inspiration and instruction to help educators and caregivers of children ages three to eight reclaim and strengthen connections to the outdoors. This resource supplies ideas to create a nature-oriented classroom and curriculum, incorporates Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences to encourage children’s individual talents as they experience the natural world, and includes more than fifty sensory-integrated activities, crafts, and instructional strategies.

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  • Pdf File: basic-and-battle-physical-training-jumping-vaulting-climbing-scaling-and-obstacle-training.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 194
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  • Pdf File: the-horse-agility-handbook.pdf

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The amazing thing about horses is there's one out there suited for just about every human. They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, and we've trained them to excel at any number of riding sports that appeal to human personalities across the board. But until now, there hasn't been an internationally recognized, competitive horse sport dedicated to those horse lovers who most enjoy working their horse from the ground. With Horse Agility, that's all changing. Over the past few decades, an evolution in how we go about training horses has encouraged horse owners to spend more time handling their horse on the ground in order to achieve good behavior, mutual trust, and a healthy partnership—before they ever think about getting in the saddle. This has created a generation of horsemen and women perfectly poised to pursue the competitive and social benefits of the sport of Horse Agility. Think, for a moment, of the hugely popular Dog Agility classes you've no doubt seen—it is no secret they're enjoyed by countless canines and their handlers, all over the world. With great exuberance and palpable enjoyment, a dog dashes around a colorful obstacle course, following subtle direction from his handler. Usually this occurs without a leash, and without other devices designed to "persuade" him to participate. The dog completes the course because he chooses to—NOT because he is constrained, forced, whipped, prodded, or bribed. Horse trainer Vanessa Bee, founder of the International Horse Agility Club, says that we need to change the way we think about horses and the sports and activities we so often pursue with them. She sees no reason the horse cannot enjoy your time together so much, he will choose to "play" with you—over, under, and through obstacles, without a lead rope, even when loose in a large, grassy pasture. Hard to believe? Try it for yourself! The Horse Agility Handbook has all you need to get started in the sport, including lessons in handling and body language, directions for obstacle and course construction, and information for managing competitions and "play days."

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1461747155
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: u-s-military-working-dog-training-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learn how to train your dog exactly as the U.S. military trains its canine soldiers. This manual is the Department of Defense’s principle source of information on care, conditioning, and training of our nation’s Military Working Dogs – such as “Cairo,” the canine who served in the raid that killed Bin Laden. From basics, such as “HEEL” and “STAY” to negotiating obstacle courses, to tracking, searching, and even attacking . . . this manual shows readers how our military trains their dogs to be the best trained canines in the world. Contents include: * Veterinary Training Priorities * Principles of Conditioning and Behavior Modification * Patrol Dog Training * Clear Signals Training Method * Deferred Final Response * Detector Dog Training Validation * The Military Working Dog (WMD Program) * Facilities and Equipment * And more…

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  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Book Code : 1718203438
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 379
  • Pdf File: elementary-school-wellness-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Health education and physical education are traditionally siloed—for no good reason, according to authors Matthew Cummiskey and Frances Cleland Donnelly. So, through Elementary School Wellness Education, the two authors provide a blueprint, complete with lesson plans, for teachers to fuse health education and physical education into one elementary school class. “Students should be educated in a more holistic manner,” says Cummiskey. “We applied the concept of school wellness education at the elementary level, which has components of both traditional health education and physical education.” Elementary School Wellness Education offers the following: 37 detailed lesson plans for grades K-5 (19 lessons for K-2 and 18 lessons for grades 3-5) that are tied to SHAPE America Outcomes and National Health Education Performance Indicators Clear instruction on how to apply the plans, making it perfect for both preservice and in-service teachers More than 70 lesson plan handouts (with four-color graphics), available in the HKPropel platform, that are easy for teachers to print A test package, presentation package, and instructor guide that make this ideal for existing and emerging teacher education courses A typical School Wellness Education (SWE) lesson combines classroom-based learning activities—such as discussions, worksheets, and videos—with physical activity. All the lessons in the book take place in the gymnasium, so there’s no need for a separate health education classroom. In addition, the SWE approach helps teachers maximize their instruction time by meeting multiple learning standards simultaneously. “The lessons are learning focused, with each activity carefully aligned to the objectives,” says Cleland Donnelly. “Moreover, they’re fun. Students aren’t sitting in a traditional classroom learning health; they’re doing it in the gym.” SWE also uses traditional PE equipment—and the gym—in new and creative ways, she adds. “This is especially important in schools that lack a separate health education classroom.” Elementary School Wellness Education addresses emergent pedagogies such as skill-based education, universal design for learning, social and emotional learning, and social justice, helping both in-service and preservice teachers understand how to use and benefit from these pedagogical approaches. It also guides readers in how to teach wellness education online as effectively as face-to-face. Teachers will learn how to teach the content in person, online, or in a hybrid approach. “The good news for teachers is that SWE is not a dramatic departure from existing instruction,” says Cummiskey. “Students are still moving and being taught in the gymnasium, but now health content and skills are being infused into all the lessons.” The book, he says, is also suitable for use by classroom teachers looking to promote wellness or incorporate additional physical activity into their students’ days. “The intent is to imbue students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead a healthy life into and through adulthood,” he says. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.

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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
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  • Total of Pages : 568
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Book Short Summary:

Why does organizational behavior matter—isn’t it just common sense? Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach helps students answer this question by providing insight into OB concepts and processes through an interactive skill-building approach. Translating the latest research into practical applications, authors Christopher P. Neck, Jeffery D. Houghton, and Emma L. Murray unpack how managers can develop essential skills to unleash the potential of their employees. The text examines how individual characteristics, group dynamics, and organizational factors affect performance, motivation, and job satisfaction, providing students with a holistic understanding of OB. Packed with critical thinking opportunities, experiential exercises, and self-assessments, the new Second Edition provides students with a fun, hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of OB. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
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The original Wonderplay is an enchanting playbook for parents looking to educate and delight kids from infancy through the toddler years. Wonderplay, Too picks up where the first book leaves off, offering more than 200 games, craft projects, and cooking, music, and dance activities for kids ages 3-6. Developed by the 92nd Street Y this brand new book highlights today's parenting concerns, including: how to evaluate and limit video games, computer time and TV, and how working parents can make the most of their time with their kids.

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By John Miller,Chris Fornell Scott
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  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Book Code : 1631591851
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: unofficial-minecraft-lab-for-kids.pdf

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Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids is a collection of creative, collaborative projects that connect in-game challenges with hands-on activities that are both fun and educational. An Amazon Best Kids’ Books of 2016 pick! Minecraft offers players an environment focused on exploration, imagination, and creation, but its nonlinear game structure can mean spending a lot of time in the game. With these labs, you can balance your child's screen time with real-life learning and interaction. You will start the book by brushing up on some common Minecraft language and examining each of the four game modes: survival, creative, adventure, and spectator. Then, you’ll use this knowledge to venture off onto the six different quests that encourage child and adult participation. For each Lab, complete the hands-on activity in art, craft, or design, then build a related in-game project. Have fun with these creative projects and more: Make a Chinese finger trap from construction paper, followed by a zombie trap in Minecraft. Build a castle from sugar cubes, then learn to build one in Minecraft. Create shadow puppets to perform a scene from your favorite story, then animate the scene using Minecraft. Make a bow and arrow from popsicle sticks, dental floss, and a cotton swab, then do some archery practice in Minecraft. Sticker badges at the back of the book reward your child as they complete each quest. You'll even learn how to screencast and narrate your own videos to share with family and friends. Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids provides fun, educational gaming goals that you and your child can reach together! The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

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By Judith Pickering
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317724402
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 225
  • Pdf File: being-in-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Finding true love is a journey of transformation obstructed by numerous psychological obstacles. Being in Love expands the traditional field of psychoanalytic couple therapy, and explores therapeutic methods of working through the obstacles leading to true love. Becoming who we are is an inherently relational journey: we uncover our truest nature and become most authentically real through the difficult and fearful, yet transformative intersubjective crucibles of our intimate relationships. In this book, Judith Pickering draws comparisons between Bion's concept of becoming in O, and being in love. She searches for pathways that lead away from relational confusion towards the discovery of genuine transformational relationships, and works towards finding better ways of relating to one another. This is achieved by encouraging couples to enjoy the actual presence, humanity, otherness and particularity of each other rather than expecting a partner to conform to our own expectations, projections, desires and presuppositions. Pickering draws on clinical material, contemporary psychoanalysis, cultural themes from the worlds of mythology and literature, and a wealth of therapeutic techniques in this fresh approach to couple therapy. Being in Love will therefore interest students and practitioners of psychoanalysis, psychology, and couple therapy, as well as all of those seeking to be more authentic in their relationships.

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1800433662
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • Pdf File: running-identity-and-meaning.pdf

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Running, Identity and Meaning showcases how gender, class, age and ethnicity influence whether and how different groups participate in the sport, and explores its role in the reproduction of social structure and the search for distinction.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317717910
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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  • Pdf File: a-safe-place-to-grow.pdf

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Discover the effective group treatment strategies that help your school-aged clients! A child immersed in a conflicted family life may be forced to cope with a multitude of trauma, including violence, abuse, and insecurity. In A Safe Place to Grow: A Group Treatment Manual for Children in Conflicted, Violent, and Separating Homes, highly respected experts give mental health professionals the tools to provide effective group treatment for children scarred by family environments of conflict and abuse. This easy-to-understand, step-by-step manual is a developmentally appropriate treatment curriculum for traumatized school-aged children. Age-appropriate sections separate therapy for big or little kids, focusing on efficacy while presenting a comfortable multi-ethnic, multi-cultural model. A Safe Place to Grow has easy-to-understand descriptions of techniques, with each session in the curriculum containing games and activities that are therapeutic yet flexible enough to be modified whenever the situation warrants. A chapter is included to helpfully troubleshoot problems encountered when in session with either age group of children. Useful illustrations accompany the text, along with a comprehensive bibliography listing additional therapeutic resources for different types of family problems. Appendixes are included for instruction on psycho-educational groups for parents that enhance their sensitivity to their children’s needs, as well as providing an evaluation study of the group model itself. A Safe Place to Grow provides a sequence of activities within the group model aimed at each of these five goals: creating common ground and safety exploring the language and complexity of feeling defining and understanding the self defining and revising roles and relationships restoring a moral order A Safe Place to Grow is an essential resource for social workers, psychologists, family and child therapists, school counselors, and battered women and children’s advocates.

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments

By Susan Land,David Jonassen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136702598
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 728
  • Pdf File: theoretical-foundations-of-learning-environments.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments provides students, faculty, and instructional designers with a clear, concise introduction to the major pedagogical and psychological theories and their implications for the design of new learning environments for schools, universities, or corporations. Leading experts describe the most important contemporary theories that form the foundation of the conception and design of student-centered learning environments and new applications of educational technologies. This book is well suited as a textbook for courses in instructional design, educational psychology, learning theory, curriculum theory and design, and related areas. The rise of constructivism and its associated theories represented a paradigm shift for educators and instructional designers to a view of learning as necessarily more social, conversational, and constructive than traditional transmissive views of learning. This bestselling book was the first to provide a manageable overview of the altered field, and the second edition has been fully updated to include expert introductions to Metacognition, Argumentation, and other key contemporary theories.

Images from the Otherland

By Kenneth P. Sympson
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469728261
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: images-from-the-otherland.pdf

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For two decades Sympson thought little of his tour of duty as a Marine artillery officer in Vietnam. But recovering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer probably caused by exposure in Vietnam to Agent Orange, he saw a thread running through his later life and was flooded with memories of events he had never talked about. This book began as an exercise in self-therapy, an attempt to discharge the emotional burdens he had unknowingly carried for so many years. In August 1965 as a forward observer with the 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, the author saw his first combat in Operation Starlite, the first large-scale ground combat operation in Vietnam. In March 1966, as the artillery liaison officer for the renowned Magnificent Bastards of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, he fought in Operation Texas, one of the bloodiest battles of the war. For two hours, Sympson directed over 2,500 rounds of artillery fire nearly on top of Echo Company to drive back the Viet Cong who had trapped the Marines at the edge of a heavily fortified village. From the frontlines in Vietnam, this is a story of fear and dread, anticipation and boredomfrom a man who served in country.

Transformative Social Work Practice

By Erik M.P. Schott,Eugenia L. Weiss
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1506304540
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 188
  • Pdf File: transformative-social-work-practice.pdf

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Transformative Social Work Practice presents an innovative and integrative approach towards critically reflective practice with an interweaving of micro, mezzo, and macro applications to real world demands. The authors explore issues commonly addressed by social workers, including health, mental health, addictions, schools, and family and community violence, while challenging assumptions and promoting ethically-driven, evidence-based practice perspectives to advocate for social justice and reduce disparities. The book is about redefining social work practice to meet the current and complex needs of diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in order to enhance their strengths in an era of unprecedented technological growth, globalization, and change.


By Kinsley Byers
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  • Publisher : Kinsley Byers
  • Book Code : 1732506507
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: crosshairs.pdf

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As the only female member of an elite team at Nine Circles Security, Kayla Matthews was among the best. She had everything she wanted: dream job, loving fiancé, and teammates that were more like family. Then one day, her world came crashing down. With her life in turmoil, Kayla must navigate her emotions about life, loss, and her growing feelings for a teammate. To make matters worse, she’s also the target of a killer. Reece McIntyre was among the best in the world at what he does. Making the world a better place one bad guy at a time was what he lived for until Kayla, literally, crashed into him on her first day at work. She's sexy, funny, intelligent, and the one woman that can take him down in every way possible. After tragedy strikes and Kayla's life is placed in the crosshairs of a killer, Mac vows to stay by her side and protect her with his dying breath if necessary. The question is: Can they catch their enemy before he catches them? What would you do if your life was in the crosshairs?

Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools

By Helen Caldwell,Neil Smith
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  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Book Code : 1473987474
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: teaching-computing-unplugged-in-primary-schools.pdf

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Teaching primary computing without computers? The Computing curriculum is a challenge for primary school teachers. The realities of primary school resources mean limited access to computer hardware. But computing is about more than computers. Important aspects of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science can be taught without any hardware. Children can learn to analyse problems and computational terms and apply computational thinking to solve problems without turning on a computer. This book shows you how you can teach computing through ‘unplugged’ activities. It provides lesson examples and everyday activities to help teachers and pupils explore computing concepts in a concrete way, accelerating their understanding and grasp of key ideas such as abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. The unplugged approach is physical and collaborative, using kinaesthetic learning to help make computing concepts more meaningful and memorable. This book will help you to elevate your teaching, and your children's learning of computing beyond the available hardware. It focuses on the building blocks of understanding required for computation thinking.

When the Dark Man Calls

By Stuart M. Kaminsky
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1480400238
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 871
  • Pdf File: when-the-dark-man-calls.pdf

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A “chilling . . . stunning thriller” from the Edgar Award–winning author of Exercise in Terror (Booklist). It is 1957, and Jean Kaiser is pretending to sleep. When her parents go to bed, she’ll turn her radio on low, and groove to Elvis. But from her parents’ room, she hears something strange—her mother calling her name in a choking, terrified voice so chilling that Jean assumes it can’t be real, and wills herself to sleep. When she awakens in the morning, the nightmare has come true—a killer has slaughtered her parents in their bed. More than two decades later, Jean has done her best to move past her childhood trauma, parlaying a degree in psychology into a position as the host of a radio call-in show. One night, an anonymous caller shakes her to the core when he brings up details that remind her of her parents’ murder. When Jean and her daughter, Angie, get home, they find their pet parakeet crushed to death over Jean’s bed. Her parents’ killer has reemerged ready to tie up loose ends. The nightmare never ended, and now Jean and Angie must fight—or die.

'The Army Isn't All Work'

By James D. Campbell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317044525
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : History
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: the-army-isn-t-all-work.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Between the Crimean War and the end of the First World War the British Army underwent a dramatic change from being an anachronistic and frequently ineffective organization to being perhaps the most professional and highly trained army in the world. Historians have tended to view that transformation through the successive political reform efforts of those years, but have largely overlooked the ways in which the Army transformed itself from within. This change was effected through the modernization of training, operational and leadership doctrines. The adoption of formal physical training and organized games played a central part in this process. With its origins in elite public schools and upper-class country homes, the Army's philosophy of Athleticism was a part of the ethos of 'muscular Christianity' widely held in contemporary British institutions. Under the potent influence of this philosophy, military sport went from a means of keeping soldiers from drink and the officers from duty, to an institutionalized form of combat training. This book documents the origins and development of formal physical training in the late Victorian Army and the ways in which the Army's gymnastic training evolved into a vital building block of the process of turning a civilian into a fighting man. It also assesses the nature and extent of British military sport, particularly regimental sports, during this period of evolution for the Army. Through an investigation of the Army's physical culture during this dynamic period, one can gain an understanding of not only how the Army's change from within occurred, but also of some of the important links between the Army and its parent society.

Just Shut Your Mouth & Do What You're Told: Surviving in the Army

By Debra Haraldson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469112480
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 594
  • Pdf File: just-shut-your-mouth-do-what-you-re-told.pdf

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It was 1973 when, as a very poor (grade-wise) junior in high school, I decided to join the Army once I graduated from high school. Living in a very small southern Minnesota farming community, my options were limited and I, having spent the best part of my high school days having fun and ignoring my grades, would not be accepted in any respectable college or university. While thumbing through the current issue of Cosmopolitan, a card fell out, urging me to send in for more information on the Armed Services. My initial service of choice was the Air Force but they wanted a minimum commitment of four years. Since the Army only wanted three, I chose it instead. I signed up for the Delayed Entry Program joining before my high school graduation, after which time I would go on active duty. Joining early guaranteed my promotion from E-1 to E-2 once I survived Basic Training. Eleven days after graduation, I was on an airplane to Columbia, South Carolinas Fort Jackson. It was early June and extremely hot. I was all by myself unless you count the other hundreds of women who were also beginning their Army careers. It was scary but I took comfort in the fact that we were all in the same boat. This book describes my experiences in Basic Training, my computer training, and my two and a half years in The Pentagon as a Computer Console Operator. Back in 1974, women in Basic Training trained with other women no men allowed, however, some of the Drill Instructors were male. We were still considered members of the Womens Army Corps, commonly called WACS we were not fully integrated in the regular Army until 1976 or so. But we trained wearing fatigues, boots, wool socks, hauling field packs and canteens just like the men. I was and still am, opinionated, mouthy and contrary to authority. How in the world did I survive three years in the Army? I stood steadfast to my motto: Just Shut Your Mouth and Do What Youre Told.

How to Become a Spy

By British Special Operations Executive
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1632209012
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: how-to-become-a-spy.pdf

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During World War II, training in the black arts of covert operation was vital preparation for the “ungentlemanly warfare” waged by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) against Hitler’s Germany and Tojo’s Japan. In the early years of the war, the SOE set up top secret training schools to instruct prospective agents in the art of being a spy. Soon there was an international network of schools in operation in secluded locations ranging from the Scottish Highlands to Singapore and Canada. Reproduced here is one of the most comprehensive training syllabi used at SOE’s Special Training Schools (STSs) instructing agents on how to wreak maximum havoc in occupied Europe and beyond. A staggering array of unconventional skills are covered—from burglary, close combat, and silent killing, to utilizing propaganda, surveillance, and disguise—giving an unprecedented insight into the workings of one of WWII’s most intriguing organizations. These files, released from the British National Archive, put covert history in readers’ hands. Uncover an exciting, little-known part of WWII history and delve into the inner workings of a real spy network. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT

By Owen Bishop
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 008056996X
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: programming-lego-mindstorms-nxt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Teach your robot new tricks! With this projects-based approach you can program your Mindstorms NXT robot to solve a maze, build a house, run an obstacle course, and many other activities. Along the way you will learn the basics of programming structures and techniques using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL. For hobbyists, and students working on robot projects, Bishop provides the background and tools to program your robot for tasks that go beyond the simple routines provided with the robot kit. The programs range in complexity from simple contact avoidance and path following, to programs generating some degree of artificial intelligence * a how-to guide for programming your robot, using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL * ten robot-specific projects show how to extend your robot's capabilities beyond the manufacturer's provided software. Examples of projects include: Maze solver, Robot House Builder, Search (obstacle avoidance), Song and Dance Act * flowcharts and data flow diagrams are used to illustrate how to develop programs * introduces basic programming structures

As a Gentleman Would Say

By John Bridges,Bryan Curtis
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1401604706
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 451
  • Pdf File: as-a-gentleman-would-say.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On any given day, a man is faced with situations that demand a response. He runs into a friend who was recently fired . . . His date can’t seem to pry herself away from a texting conversation during dinner . . . Someone at his gym routinely monopolizes the equipment . . . He finds himself in a nearly unintelligible conversation with a client who has a thick foreign accent. In each of these scenarios, there are distinct responses that can determine the outcome—for better or worse. Knowing what to say is essential, because regardless of how many doors he opens or how often he remembers to bring a bottle of wine for the hostess, a gentleman’s reputation is often established on his ability to communicate. In this updated version of As a Gentleman Would Say, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis offer simple reminders and new ideas for any man who is eager to navigate the obstacle course of his own words.

Supporting Child-initiated Learning

By Sally Featherstone
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408195046
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: supporting-child-initiated-learning.pdf

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Why is it that, when children play, some behave like butterflies, flitting around among the flowers of the activities on offer, landing for a moment before moving on to the next attractive flower (activity) while others behave with the single minded concentration of bees? As children grow and learn, they acquire skills through play and practical activities. This recently acquired learning is tenuous and is secured through practice, repeating the skills in different contexts, with different people. Only then will learning be 'hard wired' for life. It is now evident that where children are able to select resources, play companions and activities for themselves, they can practise emerging skills and concepts by selecting the resources they need and using them in ways which are unique to them. This book, written by a group of experts in early years practice, explores the place and purpose of child-intitiated learning in high quality early years practice. Child-initiated learning is a key feature of the Early Years Foundation Stage.