Archive for the 'human services' Category

Death And Dying Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About End-of-Life Care And Related Perspectives And Ethical Issues

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

Call Number: R726.8 .D3785 2006

Provides basic consumer health information about end-of-life care and related issues. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources. (Description by the publisher)

Children and Bullying: How Parents and Educators Can Reduce Bullying at School

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

by Ken Rigby

Call Number: LB3013.3 .R532 2008

Scarcely a day goes by without reports of school bullying or recommendations for quick fixes to the problem. Parents and educators are often left trying to solve a difficult issue without sufficient evidence to support suggested remedies. Children and Bullying is a vital resource in the quest to create safe learning environments. Drawing on a wealth of research, Ken Rigby provides clear explanations and effective strategies for combating bullying among children and preventing children from becoming involved in bullying situations.

  • Offers a collaborative approach to the school-based bullying problem
  • Emphasizes the crucial role student bystanders can play in countering bullying, and how to promote positive bystander behaviors
  • Examines contentious research, such as the role genetics or parenting in early childhood may play in creating bullies and victims
  • Answers to FAQs by parents in the final chapter are often controversial but intended to stimulate thought (Description by

Everyday Early Learning: Easy and Fun Activities and Toys Made from Stuff You Can Find Around the House

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

by Jeff A. Johnson, Zoe Johnson

Call number: LB1139.35 .A37 J635 2008

Children can pluck an elastic band to learn about the vibrations that create music, or they can bake a cake to learn measurement and reading skills.

Everyday Early Learning provides a myriad of ways to use everyday items for great early learning opportunities. For each activity, the book lists an age range, materials, step-by-step instructions, and possible variations. All are inexpensive and allow children to learn without much adult involvement.

These projects will help children develop skills in language and literacy, math and logical thinking, science and problem-solving, and art and creative representation, as well as social and physical skills.

(Description by barnes and