2003 marks the twentieth anniversary of the first case of HIV-AIDS in Australia. Despite an initial climate of panic and stigmatisation, the country developed a pragmatic and innovative response to AIDS. Working from an extensive array of documents and interviews with key participants, Australia's response to the epidemic is examined to establish why it has been one of the most effective responses in the world.
Socialite Bellina Mazzanti Forde was the ultimate party girl—until she disappeared with Byron Brantley five years ago. Determined to find his brother, Jonathan Brantley has tracked Lina to a café in Naples and demands answers. Certain she's hiding something, Jonathan vows not to let Lina out of his sight until she agrees to help him, even if it takes all night. Though he doesn't trust her, he can't deny that he wants her—has always wanted her... Happy in her new, simpler life, Lina didn't want to be found. Now that the past has caught up with her in the form of the sexy tycoon, she's torn between exploring the passion he arouses in her, and facing the secrets that caused her to flee New York. The tension between them soon leads to a scorching affair, one they both know can't last. But when their search for Byron finds them tangling with the mob, Jon and Lina learn they have no one to trust but each other... 73,000 words
Faced with increasing numbers of children who are difficult to manage and the pervasive presence of high stakes testing, many teachers feel frustrated and compelled to reduce their attention to building relationships with and among their students and their focus on social and ethical development. In Learning to Trust, an educational psychologist and a classroom teacher collaborate to demonstrate through an in-depth case study of an inner-city classroom the power and importance of caring, trusting relationships for fostering children's academic growth as well as their social and ethical development. Marilyn Watson explains and describes the ups and downs of Laura Ecken's classroom through the lens of attachment theory, while Laura describes in vivid detail the ongoing life of her classroom, revealing throughout her challenges, thoughts, fears, failures and successes. Together they explore a fundamentally new approach to classroom management and present many practical strategies for helping all children develop the social and emotional skills needed to live harmonious and productive lives, the self confidence and curiosity to invest wholeheartedly in learning, and the empathy and moral understanding to be caring and responsible young people.
Learning to Trust describes a constructivist approach to classroom management and discipline that was developed by the Child Development Project, a multiyear research and development project that applied attachment theory, care, and self-determination theories to the elementary school classroom. In this book, Marilyn Watson provides an overview of the research on attachment theory and a detailed description of its implications for teaching and classroom management, while chronicling one teacher, Laura Ecken, and her second-third grade class in a high poverty school across two years as she implements the Child Development Project and manages the class, guided by attachment theory. Watson documents in detail Laura's day by day and week by week efforts to build caring, trusting relationships with and among her students and describes the many steps Laura takes to guide the class into becoming a caring, learning community while also meeting her students' individual needs for autonomy and competence. Of course, not all goes well in this very real classroom and the ways Laura manages the pressures of competition and students' many misbehaviors, ordinary and serious, are clearly and sometimes humorously described. Such teaching is not easy, and is counter to more controlling management approaches common in many schools. The book concludes with a chapter on how teachers might find support in their current schools for this more collaborative approach to classroom management, as well as a chapter that includes reflections from a number of the students seven years after leaving the class.
Bobby Joe, a sixteen year-old boy, is discouraged and dejected and is hitchhiking to any place he can find a job. Having been told by his mother to get out of her house and never having met his father, he feels alone and disillusioned. God sent a young man, Peter, to mentor him. He and his wife were very intrigued with Bobby Joe. That is until he was accused of committing murder at the church where he had gone to work. Now they were apprehensive for him. What will God do to salvage him? You will be amazed!
Trust is one of the precious abilities that dies when a child is sexually abused. Christa Sands' personal testimony of her own dark pit and subsequent struggle back into the light will both amaze and encourage you. Sands guides you on an intimate journey to show that with God there can be healing, even from the terrors of abuse. An excellent book for someone you know who struggles with this turmoil.
[Siren MEnage Everlasting: Erotic Futuristic Sci-Fi MEnage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Caro's life as a model has left her cold and lonely. She's been nothing but arm candy or a way to get ahead for so long she isn't sure anyone can actually love her. Now she has the chance to start over on a new planet and just maybe find true love. Gressen and Sabin fall for her instantly but sense her reluctance. There haven't been females on Levasso for over thirty years and the sound of children would be a welcome addition to their world. They struggle to figure out how to make their female happy and agree to be their mate, but trust for Caro isn't easy. They recognize her struggle to fit in and contribute to their society, but will it come with a price too high for all of them? Can Gressen and Sabin give her the love and acceptance she needs, or will their focus be all about making babies? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Joy writes her missionary autobiography in a fast paced, easy style with considerable insight into Thai culture and life. Her personal fears and joys are transparently shared with a spice of humor.
By learning to trust in yourself and the universe, you open up the world around you and begin to see it clearly, the right and perfect path for your journey. You are able to remember that all circumstances are divinely guided and meant for good. In Learning How to Trust I share my own personal ideas and offer some strategies or “tools” that may be useful to you on your own spiritual journey. For all of us, trust is a very deep and basic need. We all encounter disappointment and hurt in many different ways throughout our lives that make trusting others difficult sometimes. We are misunderstood, mistreated or abused, and in these moments a piece of our heart shuts down, making us more wary and guarded in the future. These situations are part of a human experience that unerringly provides just the experience we need to discover the light within ourselves, and ultimately serve our best interest. But in the moment it hurts, and as we carry the pain forward into other life situations, we become closed off from the wisdom that knows every experience as a sacred part of remembering who we really are. By learning to trust in yourself and the universe, you open up the world around you and begin to see it clearly, the right and perfect path for your journey. You are able to remember that all circumstances are divinely guided and meant for good. In Learning How to Trust I share my own personal ideas and offer some strategies or “tools” that may be useful to you on your own spiritual journey.
In his radically honest testimony, Steven Carson shines a light on a common challenge many people face in the midst of adversity . . . Trusting God. From the days of his youth to adulthood, Carson can sum up all that he has learned in one statement: God don't make mistakes, people do. Looking for encouragement, enlightenment, and a refreshed walk with God in the midst of your trials? Don't hesitate - Open this book and learn that the Lord is with you!
From the Readers of Learning to Trust God "This book changed my life!" "I read one paragraph over the phone to a friend, and she was so encouraged that she had to get the book for herself!" "The first time I read it I felt my heart was starting to heal . . ." "I'm not a big reader, but this book was so easy to follow and understand. It has blessed me tremendously." "I keep going back to the book again and again." "Personal illustrations enhance the message of each chapter and are so inspiring." "Deborah Kern is a great storyteller." "I thought I knew what trusting God was all about, but this book has shown me so much more!" "This book was so encouraging! It answered so many of my questions." "Every time I need help trusting the Lord I pick up the book and read a section." "This book is life-changing. I can't recommend it enough!" Do you believe God is the blessed controller of all things? Do you believe He brings good from all circumstances? Learning to Trust God is a very practical biblical guide for understanding how God works during life's highs and lows. Deborah Kern combines stories and teaching with scripture and journaling to provide an interactive, inspirational series of lessons that will help you learn to trust God in every area of your life. An ideal Bible study for individuals or groups.
After years of waiting, obstacles, and miracles, the Schumakers brought their precious daughter home from a Bulgarian orphanage. The process nearly broke them, but in the end, with their faith strengthened, they grasped the true meaning of living surrendered and trusting in God.
How thick is the wall you've built around your heart? Maybe your wall is only one-brick thick because of a hurt you experienced as a teenager. Or maybe your wall is concrete-slab thick because of the pain of a divorce or broken promise. Either way, you have decided not to trust-even God. Learning How to Trust speaks to the heart of your relationships. This revised and expanded edition includes a new application guide to enhance group or individual study. Deep down you know that the wall you've built also keeps out the One who can restore you. Through true-life stories and God's Word you will learn: How to regain your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Steps to rebuild relationships. 5 keys to regaining trust. 3 barriers to completely trusting God. What went wrong and how to fix it. Choose to empower yourself by Learning How to Trust!
Maybe your wall is only a single brick because of a hurt you experienced as a teenager. Or maybe your wall is a thick concrete slab because of the pain of a divorce or broken promise. Either way, you have decided not to trust anyone-even God. This book speaks to the heart of your relationships and provides the tools to demolish the wall. Deep down you know that the wall you've built also keeps out the One who can restore you.
God is about to give the strength and courage to be healed at last. How thick is the wall you've built around your heart? Maybe your wall is only one-brick thick because of a hurt you experienced as a teenager. Or maybe your wall is concrete-slab thick because of the pain of a divorce or broken promise. Either way, you have decided not to trust-even God. This book speaks to the heart of your relationships and provides the tools to demolish the wall. Deep down you know that the wall you've built also keeps out the One who can restore you. Through true-life stories and God's Word you will learn: How to regain your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Steps to rebuild relationships. 5 keys to regaining trust. 3 barriers to completely trusting God. What went wrong and how to fix it. Choose to empower yourself by Learning How to Trust...Again!