Almost every organization has a vision. Few ever accomplish it. Even after short-term success in it, fewer stay true to it over time. Be Mean: Relentlessly Protecting the Vision is about regaining or sustaining the trajectory of the vision over time. It’s about staying true to the vision. Lovejoy explains that this requires understanding the importance of vision, developing a vision we’re willing to die for, and keeping the vision from being compromised or even hijacked. Though many books have been written on the subject of developing mission or vision statements, there have been few written on how to sustain or protect the vision over time. Shawn has dealt with hundreds of leaders in ministry and has seen countless struggle with keeping everyone on board with the mission and how to align the rest of the organization with the vision. Shawn Lovejoy walks the church leader through the experiences that have taught him to Be Mean, and shows us a strategy of Relentlessly Protecting the Vision.
Starting right now, today, you and I can build the momentum towards more equality and unity in America - while uplifting our own lives too. This is the win-win cliché of all time – together we don’t fall down, we all lift up. If we haven’t learned much else from social media, we’ve learned that shared thoughts, for good or bad, that are truth or fake truths, become powerful beyond measure when they reach lots of people at the same time and are repeated over and over again. This isn’t a book ABOUT habits – it is a HABIT-FORMING book. When you take it home and begin your “one-minute-a day” habit building adventure, your life and your outlook will brighten. I hope you use your social media power to share the colorful monthly messages with others. Together, we can overcome the pain of a divided America with the power of goodness because it is in these aspects of our citizenship that we are all equal.
Cited by William Glasser as a groundbreaking book addressing a major need of all practicing therapists, this volume provides detailed guidance on all the most effective brief-therapy approaches. It will prove on indispensable reference for all therapists seeking ways to save time -- their own and their clients'.
"I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, black dye pooling into my veins. But that was the old Lacy. Now, when I cast spells, they are always for good." 16-year-old Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She's a botanist who knows how to harness the healing power of plants. So when her father dies, Lacy tries to stay with her step-mother in Chico, where her magic is good and healing. She fears the darkness that her real mother, Cheyenne, brings out, stripping away everything that is light and kind. Yet Cheyenne never stays away for long. Beautiful, bewitching, unstable Cheyenne who will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to keep control of her daughter's heart. She forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and before long, the "old" Lacy starts to resurface. But when Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, she finds herself faced with a choice. Will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?
Kids' Club Letters provides an innovative approach to group psychotherapy for school-aged children who experience a range of social and emotional problems. A narrative therapy approach is adapted, taking the form of letters written by the therapist in the voice of a child who is asking for advice about interpersonal or emotional problems. The child in the letter is asking for guidance from the participants in the group. These letters were devised and written for the purpose of structuring responses in group psychotherapy, allowing the participants to address relevant issues for them individually and at the group level. The children in the groups had previously experienced difficulty discussing these issues spontaneously. Hence the 'Dear Group' letter format was born. The children did not know that the therapist had written the letters.
Hi. My name is Na'Shan Clay. I'm a kid from a city called Indianapolis, Indiana. Many thought I was going to die or go to jail at a young age. I was only known as a gang banger or a thug, but the world didn't know the true me. I faced narcissistic abuse at a very young age. So, I was a broken kid who was neglected. I was born into a gang and I gave my loyalty to this gang, but this same gang threatened to kill me. I lost over 30 friends to gun violence. Two of my friends were killed by the gang I was born into. My family is apart of this gang. I never had a dad in my life. I went house to house to couch to couch, but I overcame because of Jesus Christ. I made it on the news and it wasn't for a crime. It was to change my neighborhood that's known as the "ghetto". The world believes we are nothing but gang bangers, but that's not true. Just take a read and give me a chance please?
Given the abundance of texts on cognitive behaviour therapy, and the host of conflicting positions that have arisen, it is sometimes difficult to get to grips with the skills necessary to carry out CBT effectively. This book addresses this by equipping the reader with nuts and bolts CBT knowledge.
Without strong proof, policy advocates along with some scholars have causally linked declines in juvenile offending and incarceration with evidence-based and rehabilitation-oriented policy reform. Such studies have called for a shift back to rehabilitative ideals augmented by innovative strategies that emphasize cultures of care, and in the cases of system-involved girls, ‘gender-responsive’ programs, anchored in feminist literature. These programs have also caught the attention of feminist scholars who cast doubt on both their design and implementation. Gendered Injustice offers a unique contribution to the latter line of scholarship, and critically examines claims of innovation, empowerment, and gender-responsivity in youth correction that currently dominate the field. Drawing on rich ethnographic data, this book uncovers the reality of, and gives voice to, the experiences and continued mistreatment of marginalized girls housed in locked institutions in the US State of California. By providing detailed insight into the detention experiences and the pathways of several young women, this book draws stark comparisons between the lived experience of young women in detention with the official rhetoric of empowerment that dominates public discourse. This book reveals the ways in which institutional policies and practices are designed to neglect and, in many instances, re-victimize inmates. This is essential reading for those engaged in corrections, juvenile justice, gender and crime, and feminist criminology.
Ever felt all alone or abandoned? Were you bullied or picked on in school? Have you always desired a better relationship with your parents? Or have you been in an abusive relationship and didn't know if it was worth saving? Shannon Richards has... Because her parents were in jail for the majority of her childhood, Shannon's great aunt raised her. As a result, Shannon grew up learning the ropes of adolescence the hard way, and as an adult, she struggled with abusive relationships and even doubted her ability to raise a child. But through perseverance, Shannon navigated the pitfalls of life and found a way to come out shining. Her Unseen Life is the new release from author Shannon Richards. In this memoir share all of Shannon's personal ups and downs while she encounters life from every angle. Journey with her to find out how she makes it through the good, the bad, and the ugly as she sails through life's most difficult storms.
Take a fast Manhattan ride with Steven McGowan, an aging, burned-out pot dealer looking for an easy exit from his crime-lite life. But grab your helmet, there's a dicey curve ahead when his Southern ex-boozing father shows up heaven-bent on patching up family wounds. Then hang on for a heady road trip through a whacked-out universe of rowdy dopesters, down-home geezers, Russian limo-drivers, and overzealous drug warriors. Pit stop with spiritual shrinks, Rasta gurus, homeless angels, and a tough-love sweetheart for inspiration and fresh wit. Will our old-school slacker steer a new course and deal with his life, dad, and sweetie? Or will he just roll another doob and crash on comic despair? Lord knows, but before his wild ride is over, you'll either hug him or strangle him with your bare hands -- if you don't laugh or cry yourself into a ditch first. Riding High is a bittersweet tour of dysfunction and redemption, but stay on its path of black humor, pain, and promise, and you'll find a metaphor for a country still in recovery from Vietnam, the Cold War, a misguided drug war, and the breakdown of the American family.