Not in My Family

Not in My Family

Author: Roger Frie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199372553

Category: History

Page: 311

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Roger Frie explores what it means to discover his family's legacy of a Nazi past. Using the narrative of his grandfather as a starting point, he shows how the transfer of memory from one German generation to the next keeps the forbidding reality of the Holocaust at bay.

Not in My Family

Not in My Family

Author: Gil L. Robertson

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 9781572846210

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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In this landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs, and polemics, a broad swath of black Americans unite to bear witness to the devastation AIDS has wrought on their community. Not in My Family marks a new willingness on the part of black Americans—whether prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, or just ordinary folks with extraordinary stories — to face the scourge that has affected them disproportionately for years. Editor Gil Robertson has enlisted a remarkable group of contributors, including performers like Patti LaBelle, Mo’Nique, and Hill Harper; bestselling authors like Randall Robinson and Omar Tyree; political leaders like Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders; religious leaders like Rev. Calvin Butts, and many, many more.

Not My Family

Not My Family

Author: Felicia M. Baxter MD

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728310428

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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What if you can choose your family? In a search to find herself and to find connections to other family members, a healthcare executive will uncover lies and explanations for generational dysfunction. She begins research of family ties only to uncover lies that estranged her from her real family, the destructive nature of generational dysfunction, and the conquering nature of love. She will discover once you find your real home, you really can go home again.

The Family Question and Other Plays

The Family Question and Other Plays

Author: Dickson M. Mwansa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493141234

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 262

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This collection contains nine most important works written and performed between 1973 and 1989. Three of the plays won first positions in national drama competitions (The Cell, the Family Question, and the Headmaster and the Rascals). Subsequently, the Family Question was performed in Detroit and published in Chicago by Bedford publishers. the Cell has been reviewed in various journals and books, Father Kalo commissioned by the Ministry of Health and John Hopkins School of Medicine was a campaign play against the spread of HIV and AIDS. Themes that preoccupy the author include alienation for returnees from the diaspora in Europe and the USA, power and its corrupting influences, ethnicity and with its offshoots of overdependence and nepotism, and intricate relationship encompassing HIV/AIDS, love and marriage. They are multilayered plays variously classified as tragic comedies, allegories, satires, characterised by high sense of humour.

Welcome to My Family

Welcome to My Family

Author: Roz Denny Fox

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460350973

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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FLINTRIDGE, MICHIGAN. It's Kathleen O'Halloran's hometown. It's also Slater Kowalski's. And it's a town divided. Kat and her exuberant family live in the part of Flintridge known as the Hill; Slater is from the Ridge. Slater is the president of Flintridge Motors; Kat's family works for his rival. Ridge and Hill have always functioned as almost separate communities, but the boundaries start to blur when Kat goes to work for Slater's company—and even more when she falls in love with him. Still, the course of love is far from smooth. Slater's exciting new project is being sabotaged. From within or without? He needs to know, and so does Kat. Then there's the strange behavior of Kat's father and Slater's dad, who have unexpectedly become allies. And what about Kat's brothers, who are determined not to welcome Slater to the family? Sabotage and secrets, old rivalries and new hopes. Can two people in love create one town…and one family?

Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs

Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs

Author: Elena Lesser Bruun

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393709698

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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How significant relationship rifts affect people in therapy, and how therapists can help. Scratch the surface of almost any family and you will undoubtedly find a significant cutoff. Nearly everyone has someone in their lives with whom they stopped speaking for one reason or another, or someone who abruptly cut them off. Often these severed ties are forever unresolved, and the emotional strain and upset they cause—even if seemingly in the background of one’s life—never go away. Here, Elena Lesser Bruun and Suzanne Michael have gathered many stories about emotional cutoffs from psychotherapists, and personal stories from a host of laypeople they encountered in the course of writing this book. Based on their collective clinical experience spanning decades of work with clients, the authors identify basic themes, categories, and cutoff types. They then offer a set of guidelines to facilitate a deeper understanding of the dynamics of cutoffs, suggesting strategies for clinicians to use as they work with clients to overcome the emotional devastation that this sort of relationship breach can cause. Given the magnitude of the problem, its ubiquity, and the psychological complexity associated with it, this book is sorely needed. Each chapter addresses a particular cause for cutoffs, such as abandonment, jealousy, betrayal, matters of principle, and mental illness or substance abuse. All types of relationships are considered: parent-child, other relatives, siblings, former spouses, colleagues, and friends. Close analysis of all these scenarios led the authors to reach many conclusions about cutoffs and how to address them in therapy, including: • Cutoffs are common experiences—prevalent, sometimes embarrassing, and thus an elephant in the therapy room. • Cutoffs are extremely damaging even though people often tell themselves the other person is expendable. They induce involuntary suppression of feelings. • The aftermath of cutoffs can include depression, devastation, dismay, shock, isolation, as well as work problems and physical/psychosomatic issues. • Cutoffs, even decades old, are not always clients’ presenting problem; however, they often surface in the course of therapy.. • Clinicians often fail to identify cutoffs in their clients’ lives, or encourage clients to explore what happened, and to consider taking steps towards reconciliation. The author’s hypothesize reasons for therapists’ hesitancy and suggest ways to overcome it. Helping clients to successfully deal with emotional cutoffs will lead to reduction in self-blame for any lost relationships, less reactivity, and lower anxiety in general. No therapist dealing with this all-too-common, challenging issue should be without this book.

We're All Not the Same, But We're Still Family

We're All Not the Same, But We're Still Family

Author: Theresa Fraser

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 9781615994786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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This story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. The main character, Deshaun, loves his family but always wondered about his biological family. Does he look like them? Did they love him? With the support of his adoptive parents, Deshaun gets to meet his biological family. They develop an ongoing relationship, so Deshaun feels more stable in his adoptive family, but also develops a comfortable relationship with his birth family. Deshaun and his family are reminded (as we all are) that family can include biological, adopted, foster and kin members. After reading this book, a child and their family will be able to: Discuss feelings about adoption Imagine what openness might mean for them Acknowledge similarities and differences among family members Discuss if an expanded sense of family is possible for their circumstances "There are many children's adoption books that address the important themes of identity, attachment, grief and loss; however, very few approach the topic of openness for older children in the in-depth manner that Theresa and Eric do in their book. The emotions that Deshaun describes are typical of many adopted children and could help normalize universal feelings for young adoptees. I would highly recommend this book for all adopted children and will certainly be using it in my practice." --Tecla Jenniskens, M.S.W., R.S.W., adoption social worker "Many foster and adoptive parents fear the consequences of introducing their children to birth parents. This story offers a redemptive look at how parents can remain history keepers for their children by helping them answer important questions about themselves and their origins. This book is a beautiful example of how fearless curiosity and compassion can lead to increased coherence in a child's story and an expanded sense of family for everyone." --Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, clinical director of Nurture House, executive director of the TraumaPlay Institute and author of A Safe Circle for Little U and Trauma and Play Therapy "We're All Not the Same, but We're Still Family is a lovely book that tackles issues adopted children really think about when they question their identity and place within a family. The authors describe the process of a boy's search for his biological family, with the full support of his adoptive parents, and the events that brought him into the child welfare system. The illustrator's rendition of the Skyped meetings between the two families is captivating, while the text gives careful attention to the unification process. I applaud the authors on their inclusion of realistic steps in this complicated process, as we witness a child's journey to find and complete his family." --Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist and author of Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me! Learn more at www.TheresaFraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven R. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317843474

Category: Psychology

Page: 647

View: 467

This book highlights assessment techniques, issues, and procedures that appeal to practicing clinicians. Rather than a comprehensive Handbook of various tests and measures, The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents is a practitioner-friendly text that provides guidance for test selection, interpretation, and application. With topics ranging from personality assessment to behavioral assessment to the assessment of depression and thought disorder, the leaders in the field of child and adolescent measurement outline selection and interpretation of measures in a manner that is most relevant to clinicians and graduate students. Each chapter makes use of extensive case material in order to highlight issues of applicability.

Lies Behind the Family

Lies Behind the Family

Author: Richard Sichelski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469117379

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 800

This story takes place in a typical small college town in Illinois that holds a long time dark secret. By a mere chance several college students are connected in a way they would never have thought possible. As a string of "accidents" occur that are soon to be discovered murders, the secrets and lies begin to unravel the small town and some of its oldest residents. New relationships are beginning to form as old ones are revisited or tested. Among the fight, confusion, truth and lies a struggle to save lives, may cost more than anyone is willing to give.

My Family's Role in the World Revolution and Other Prose

My Family's Role in the World Revolution and Other Prose

Author: Bora Ćosić

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014556911

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Bora Cosic, who together with Danilo Kis and Mirko Kovac is known as one of the major Yugoslavian writers of his generation, has been a favorite of readers and critics in Eastern Europe since he published his first novel in the 1960s. My Family's Role in the World Revolution was originally published in Yugoslavia in 1969; it enjoyed a successful run as a play, but the firm version was closed immediately and ultimately caused Cosic's publications to be banned in that country for over four years. My Family's Role in the World Revolution takes place in Yugoslavia during and after World War II. During the German occupation of Belgrade, family members - an alarmist mother whose off-the-wall comments are always right on target, an eternally inebriated father, two young aunts who swoon over American movie stars, and a playboy uncle - keep attempting to find any kind of work they can do at home. Then, as the postwar Socialist society is being ushered into this Belgrade kitchen, the narrator, a naively wise schoolboy, becomes the slogan-spouting ideological leader of the household, while the remaining members try - and often fail miserably - to take part in the "great change." With humor reminiscent of Bohumil Hrabal and experimentation reminiscent of James Joyce, Cosic exposes the underside of the Communist revolution, revealing its destructive effects: chaos, bewilderment, and fear. This volume also includes several of Cosic's short stories, as well as recent essays in which he denounces the most recent war that has left him without a homeland.

Hidden Girl

Hidden Girl

Author: Shyima Hall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442481701

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice. When Shyima Hall was eight years old, her impoverished parents sold her to pay a debt. Two years later, the wealthy family she was sold to moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled her with them. Shyima served the family eighteen hours a day, seven days a week until she was twelve. That’s when an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima’s servitude—but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer. In Hidden Girl, Shyima “commands unfailing interest, sympathy, and respect” (Publishers Weekly), candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances, and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic.