The editors of this book draw upon professionals in seven industrialized nations to examine the prevalence, causes, trends, demographics, and health concerns of homelessness and to evaluate potential solutions. They also report on the resources available to the homeless by the public and private sectors in each of the seven countries studied; the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Russia, and Spain. Also provided is a comparison of social welfare systems in industrialized nations with perhaps the most current and accurate statistics regarding Russia available in the literature. The two East European countries, the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation, represent the most radical changes, from a state to a free market economy with their social systems turned upside down. While the former socialist governments provided a system of universalistic care and control, the released uncontrolled free market forces have been eroding most social protection for the individual. Consequently, homelessness as a new phenomena affects those who are not able to compete in the free market economy. The editors tie the data and country-specific chapters together with a series of concluding chapters that include discussions of resources to prevent homelessness, financial resources for the unemployed, social welfare benefits for the indigent, access to health care and sickness benefits, affordable housing and housing policies, and public and private resources for the homeless.
BRUIN'S HOME, Meet Bruin, written in verse, is a series that chronicles the triumphs, and set backs of an older puppy adopted from a shelter. Abused, beaten and abandoned, Bruin has many issues to overcome, but, he is also a rascal. A canine Huck Finn, Bruin is used to looking out for himself. Gradually, through his adventures and misadventures he learns to let go of his fears, and to trust again. Join Bruin in his journey to becoming a trusted family member.Meet Bruin, introduces you to a pound puppy, Bruin, who after living in the shelter for more than three months, has almost given up hope of being adopted. But, to his surprise, after the worst possible interview, he is given a home. But this gives rise to a terrible dilemma, although anxious to leave the shelter, he finds he is even more frightened of the changes about to take place.
MY HOME AND NATIVE LAND is a story based on factual events, about the struggles of a young man growing up in a tribal family with a drug addiction environment. By the in family ignorance and under different circumstances he habitually was changed in behavior. Some events are based on real life of a native child. This is the story of Frances, as told by him. His life starts when he born in a tribal community of North America. His people have great Expectations for him to learn humility, and the value culture of the tribe, Frances tells the story of the other aspects of life in his community and family within invisible boundaries which could not make him a better child. He tells how much a child needs the care from his family to grown up a better human. His life as a foster child and how it affected his life is explored. He speaks of the pressure to use drugs and commit crimes to survive. Through his story he shows how the fake freedom of drugs and sex without restrictions or boundaries in families affects in the life of children and burns their soul.
Although there is a tremendous amount of research comparing the memory performance of younger and older adults, very few studies have followed the same older adults over time. This volume, based on the Victoria Longitudinal Study, takes a detailed approach to some of the more pressing questions regarding aging and memory. Only through the use of such longitudinal methods can one directly observe changes in memory functioning with aging. This monograph reports recent longitudinal data following the same individuals over a six-year period. The authors consider a variety of theoretical and methodological issues. This book is a valuable addition to its field and will prove helpful to researchers and professionals in the fields of gerontology, cognitive science, and developmental psychology.
The New York Times bestselling author of Defending Hearts returns to small-town New Hampshire where a substitute football coach and a guidance counselor tackle love. They were the golden boys of fall: Stewart Mills High School s legendary championship football team. Fourteen years later, they re back to relive their glory, save the team and find themselves again . . . Sam Leavitt has two goals when he returns home to Stewart Mills to fill in for Coach McDonnell: to keep the school from finding a permanent replacement while Coach gets back on his feet, and to reconnect with his mother.