Randell Alexander, Angelo P. Giardino, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, Jonathan D. Thackeray, and David L. Chadwick
In the investigation of child abuse, consistent investigative protocol and clear, thorough documentation of facts and findings are essential to ensuring justice for victims, both for those who survive and for those who do not. In order to achieve the best possible results in such cases, multidisciplinary investigative teams of first responders, law enforcement, and medical practitioners should be well prepared for the process of investigation and documentation as they work in tandem toward a just end for every case of abuse.
This new pocket atlas, part of an ongoing series on child abuse, offers nearly 500 full-color photos detailing proper approaches to crime scene investigation, physical and postmortem examinations, and photodocumentation, as well as a section on radiology and common fractures in cases of child maltreatment. Readers in medicine, law enforcement, and any other readers involved with child abuse and death investigations will enjoy the benefit of a compact and accessible guide to investigation and documentation.
Christina E. Borchers
How does sound impact your brain? And how can we use music to gain wholeness in ways that pharmaceutical medicine is limited?
In this fusion between music and science, pianist turned pharmacology and toxicology scientist, Christina Borchers, guides us through the powerful intersection of the two fields. The body is naturally capable of self-regulation and healing. Music therapy activates our own pathways to begin working. Drawing upon breakthrough studies in music therapy along with music history, Borchers exposes:
• How sound is the most dominant of the senses
• That there are two forms of music: the music of playing and the music of listening
• Why we get excited by songs from our childhood
• How to form intimate connections within the community
• What music therapy can teach us about ourselves
There is no question that music is an emotional companion in all stages of our lives. Whether you are already a performer or just a lover of music, Borchers’ The Significance of Sound and The Dynamic of Music Therapy will help you to find your unique relationship with sound.
John M. Flach and Fred Voorhorst
A cognitive psychologist and an industrial design engineer draw from their experiences trying to make technology work for people to reflect on the foundations of Cognitive Science and Product Design. This work is motivated by the sense that there is a large gap between the type of experiences studied in laboratories and experiences of people working with every day technology. This has led the authors to question the metaphysical foundations of cognitive science and to suggest alternative directions that might provide better insights for design. An important inspiration for this alternative direction is Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality described in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila. The goal is to move beyond ‘information processing’ and the computer metaphor, toward ‘meaning creation’ as inspired by recent discoveries in dynamics and selforganizing systems. This book takes the reader on a journey beyond the conventional dichotomy of mind and matter to explore a world of ‘what matters’ in hopes of inspiring the design of human-technology systems that work beautifully.
Lori D. Frasier, Kay Rauth-Farley, Randell Alexander, Angelo P. Giardino, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, Jonathan D. Thackeray, Robert Parish, and David L. Chadwick
Of the injuries inflicted on physically abused children, head injuries are, in many cases, among the most damaging and potentially lethal. First responders and medical practitioners encountering children with head injuries may need to take quick and decisive measures to ensure a child s safety and, in the case of child death investigation, will need to recognize a variety of head injuries in order to identify or to rule out abusive trauma.
This third volume of a new and ongoing series on child abuse provides professionals in medicine and law enforcement with more than 600 full-color photos and accompanying case studies representing a variety of both abusive and unintentional head injuries in children, as well as photographic studies of conditions mimicking abusive head trauma. Compact and comprehensive, this new title is certain to be an invaluable resource for any professionals investigating head injuries in children.
Ronald R. Geibert
Mount Saint John Nature Preserve features a collection of photography by Ronald Geibert in 2016 of the Mount Saint John Nature Preserve in Dayton, Ohio.
December Green and Laura M. Luehrmann
Through state-society relations, this book offers a compelling and fascinating comparison of Brazil and China, two emerging powers on the international stage.
How did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between religious and royal institutions in this period, she focuses on the career of the Hindu intellectual and monastic leader Vyasatirtha. An agent of the state and a powerful religious authority, Vyasatirtha played an important role in expanding the empire’s economic and social networks. By examining his polemics against rival sects in the context of his work for the empire, Stoker provides a remarkably nuanced picture of the relationship between religious identity and sociopolitical reality under Vijayanagara rule.
In his sixth satire, Juvenal speculates about how Roman wives busy themselves while their husbands are away, namely, by entertaining a revolving door of exotic visitors who include a eunuch of the eastern goddess Bellona, an impersonator of Egyptian Anubis, a Judean priestess, and Chaldean astrologers. From these self-proclaimed religious specialists women solicit services ranging from dream interpretation to the coercion of lovers. Juvenal's catalogue suggests the popularity of such "freelance" experts at the turn of the second century and their familiarity to his audience, whom he could expect to get the joke.
Heidi Wendt investigates the backdrop of this enthusiasm for the religion of freelance experts by examining their rise during the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. Unlike civic priests and temple personnel, freelance experts had to generate their own authority and legitimacy, often through demonstrations of skill and learning in the streets, in marketplaces, and at the temple gates, among other locations in the Roman world. Wendt argues that these professionals participated in a highly competitive form of religious activity that intersected with multiple areas of specialty, particularly philosophy and medicine. Over the course of the imperial period freelance experts grew increasingly influential, more diverse with respect to their skills and methods, and more assorted in the ethnic coding of their practices. Wendt argues that this context engendered many of the innovative forms of religion that flourished in the second and third centuries, including phenomena linked with Persian Mithras, the Egyptian gods, and the Judean Christ.
The evidence for freelance experts in religion is abundant, but scholars of ancient Mediterranean religion have only recently begun to appreciate their impact on the empire's changing religious landscape. At the Temple Gates integrates studies of Judaism, Christianity, mystery cults, astrology, magic, and philosophy to paint a colorful portrait of religious expertise in early Rome.
Producer's Notes: A Personal History of the Department of Theatre Arts at Wright State University, 1970-1988
Abe J. Bassett
Producer's Notes is a vividly written personal history of a theatre department that within ten years of its founding became Ohio’s dominant undergraduate theatre program. Three times cited by the Ohio Board of Higher Education the department was awarded Program Excellence Awards, which came with prizes of more than one and one half million dollars. It is today considered one of nation’s top five exclusively undergraduate theatre programs. The leader of a talented and hardworking group of faculty is Abe J Bassett who predicted in1970 that the Theatre at Wright State would be recognized as the best theatre program in Ohio. By 1980, the Department led the state in number of majors and size of audience. At the time of the prediction, there were only two faculty, six theatre courses, and no facilities. The success of the program was achieved while it labored grossly understaffed, underpaid and short of offices, classrooms and studios. This is a story of remarkable achievement through persistent hard work and an attitude that demonstrates that action brings opportunity.
For a number of years, Rubin Battino has been presenting professional workshops on the art of very brief therapy.
Ronald R. Geibert
Explores early color work made over the early period of Geibert’s 45-year career in the arts. Topics range from fairs, rodeos, parades, and competitions to life in Japan.
Ronald R. Geibert
Like the roaming of the library shelves, or the process of surfing the web, I am drawing from “slivers” of existing material so as to create more challenging panoramic prints. The scale has increased and the similarity to the facets that are found in fine glass is obvious. They float back and forth between the analytical and the abstract. I am combining numerous slivers into extended “brain waves” that represent how learning is practiced and accomplished today—in bits and pieces. They illustrate a world in transition—from the analogue to the digital. From the physical to the ethereal.
NOSTALGIA is the definitive biography of Mina Byrne, obscure avant-garde poet, painter, lamp-shade maker, and never-before-suspected muse of infamous Russian-American novelist, Vasili Novikov, and his son, Andrew Brennan, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Over ten years in the making, the novel draws from unpublished manuscripts, letters, and poems, reconstructing hypothetical paintings and lost photographs, reinventing forgotten eras, crisscrossing continents, and following its own laws of space and time. This groundbreaking portrait of an unknown and possibly plagiarized life presents a metafictional map of literary obsession, sexual betrayal, and monstrous megalomania. Traversing the landscape of a derelict past, we encounter schizophrenic sons, repressed philosophers, pugilist film stars, vampiric fathers, spectral butterflies, eccentric aunts, flamboyant flâneurs, reclusive mothers, bawdy vaudevillians, tittering dilettantes, absurd futurists, and one of the most unromantic heroines imaginable.
Engaging Writers with Multigenre Research Projects by Nancy Mack offers preservice and inservice educators a method for using meaningful writing to connect students’ life experiences with school. Through interviews with family, friends, and community members, writers discover rich stories that become the foundation for their projects. The information gained from the interviews is supplemented and juxtaposed with academic research into related social issues. Students then communicate their multifaceted knowledge about their topics through carefully selected genres. Building the report from real-life genres both invites students to use their individual strengths with graphics, media, music, and art and challenges them to master unfamiliar genres that afford opportunities to document, represent, and complicate the lives of real people. Thus, a scrapbook project about a seaman who lost his life in the Pacific during WWII includes letters to his sister about his life aboard the USS St. Lo as well as a webpage about a Japanese monument that extols the religious motives of Kamikaze pilots, one of whom took this sailor's life. In another project, an incident of racism is dramatized in a play about the day that a young Hispanic boy is denied entrance into a dinner where his lighter-skinned father awaits. The play contrasts the perspective of a fearful, bigoted owner who had previously been reading a newspaper article about Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in baseball with the viewpoints of his wife and several bystanders. The event in the play is further complicated in other genres as the victimized boy becomes an adult whose angry daughter writes a journal entry about being forbidden to have Black friends while her father rationalizes in an inner monologue that he must protect his family from being rejected by the white town's people. This project ends with a eulogy that explains that this same father later changed his beliefs in order to accept new family members from other races. These multigenre research projects contain layers of facts, stories, and analysis, incorporating contradictory viewpoints and complex social forces that complicate topics that otherwise might have been previously reported as one-dimensional information.
Catherine A. Marco and Raquel M. Schears
Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine provides invaluable information, perspectives, and solutions to common ethical dilemmas in emergency medicine.
Of Beards and Men makes the case that today’s bearded renaissance is part of a centuries-long cycle in which facial hairstyles have varied in response to changing ideals of masculinity. Christopher Oldstone-Moore explains that the clean-shaven face has been the default style throughout Western history—see Alexander the Great’s beardless face, for example, as the Greek heroic ideal. But the primacy of razors has been challenged over the years by four great bearded movements, beginning with Hadrian in the second century and stretching to today’s bristled resurgence. The clean-shaven face today, Oldstone-Moore says, has come to signify a virtuous and sociable man, whereas the beard marks someone as self-reliant and unconventional. History, then, has established specific meanings for facial hair, which both inspire and constrain a man’s choices in how he presents himself to the world.
Reporting Baseball's Sensational Season of 1890: The Brotherhood War and the Rise of Modern Sports Journalism
Scott D. Peterson
When the members of the first baseball players' union formed their own league in open revolt against the reserve clause and other restrictive practices of the National League, baseball journalism became less of a ""curiosity shop"" practice and moved into the mainstream of the newsroom. Baseball writers Henry Chadwick, T.H. Murnane, and Ella Black covered the labor struggle on the field and in the front offices--and took sides: one as a mouthpiece for the capitalist owners, one as a supporter of the cooperatively operated Players' League, and one as a voice for female journalists.
On Angel's Wings: A Guide to Chronic, Serious and Terminal Illness for Patients, Families, and Healthcare Professionals
Kelly A. Rabah
Navigating the obstacles in the world of Healthcare presents significant challenges for all stakeholders. Whether you are a patient, family member, or healthcare professional, the process of clear and meaningful communication is complex, and is complicated even further by the current landscape of constantly changing legislation and reimbursement requirements. Regardless of location, resources, or reputation, quality healthcare happens when everyone plays together as a team. It is not a mystery why high performing Healthcare systems have the highest patient satisfaction scores and reimbursement rates. Best practices developed by these organizations drive the strategic planning of their competition. Patients, families, and healthcare professionals must learn to do a better job of communicating and collaborating.
Liam Anderson and Ewan W. Anderson
This revised and updated version of An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Offering a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in the world and profiles of the constituent countries.
Abe J. Bassett
Abe, Son of Abraham begins as a series of well written and funny vignettes about the author’s early years and his special relationship with his father. It concludes with remembrances of his uncles and aunts, immigrants from Lebanon. In between are stories of adventures of hitchhiking in Europe, serving in the Army in the Far East and traveling in the Middle East. The title derives from the fact that Abe and Abraham are Junior and Senior, leading to the book’s dedication to the father whose influence permeated the life of the junior. Abe J. Bassett is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts at Wright State University, and former Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He writes about his academic career and how his Theatre Arts department became the most outstanding undergraduate program in Ohio. Earlier he edited and published Memories of Rahija, stories of his mother. Altogether in 296 pages there are 55 entries in ten sections.
David L. Chadwick, Randell Alexander, Angelo P. Giardino, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, and Jonathan D. Thackeray
Volume 1. Physical abuse and neglect -- volume 2. Sexual abuse and psychological maltreatment -- volume 3. Cultures at risk and role of professionals
John R. Cutcliffe, Jose Carlos Santos, Paul S. Links, Juveria Zaheer, Henry G. Harder, Frank Campbell, Rod McCormick, Kari Harder, Yvonne Bergmans, and Rahel Eynan
Suicide remains one of the most pressing public health concerns across the world. Expensive in terms of the human cost and associated suffering, the economic costs, the social costs and the spiritual costs, it affects millions of people every year. This important reference work collects together a wide range of research around suicide and suicide prevention, in order to guide future research and provide guidance for professionals about the best way to respond meaningfully to suicidal patients. Responding to the need for multi-disciplinary and international research to deepen our understanding of suicide, it demonstrates where our knowledge is firmly evidence-based and where new areas for research are emerging, as well as highlighting where we know little. Divided into six parts, each with its own editorial introduction and commentary, it explores research with and about survivors of suicide and indigenous populations. The remaining sections look at suicide-focused research in psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work and allied health. It is of interest to all advanced students, practitioners and scholars interested in suicide and its impact and prevention.
J. Scott Fraser, David Grove, Mo Yee Lee, Gilbert J. Greene, and Andy Solovey
Funders of mental health services to youth and families have increasingly required providers to use treatments deemed to be "evidence-based." There are several evidence-based family treatment (EBFT) approaches found to be effective with the same types of presenting problems and populations. All of these EBFTs claim to be based on similar theoretical approaches and have specified treatment protocols that providers must follow to be faithful to the model. These EBFTs are expensive for agencies to establish and maintain. Many agencies that initially adopted one of these EBFTs later de-adopted it because they could not sustain it when billing Medicaid is the only way to pay for such services. Meta-analyses of treatment outcome studies have found that various theoretical approaches to therapy are effective, but no one approach is more effective than any other. What accounts for client improvement is not the specific treatment approach, but rather the factors they all have in common.
To provide an effective, affordable, and flexible approach to family treatment the authors of this book developed and have conducted researched on an approach they call Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST). I-FAST is a meta-model organized around the common factors to family treatment. Such a model does not require practitioners to learn a completely new way to provide treatment but rather it builds on and incorporates the clinical strengths and skills they already possess.
This book is a manual for how to faithfully and flexibly provide I-FAST. A manual for a meta-model to treatment based on the common factors has never been provided. This book provides clear guidelines illustrated by cases examples for not only how to provide I-FAST but also how to teach and supervise it as well as how to integrate I-FAST with the rest of an agency's services and programs.
Glenn Hastedt, Donna L. Lybeck, and Vaughn Shannon
This text helps students understand the context of headline events in the international arena. Organized into three main parts--military, economic, and human security--the book's fifteen cases examine enduring and emerging issues from the longstanding Arab-Israeli conflict to the rapidly changing field of cyber-security.
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