Chancers Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love One Couple’s Memoir

Psychology

Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple’s Memoir by Susan Stellin, Graham MacIndoe
Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches (Engaging Culture) by Robert J. Banks
10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know by Justin Coulson
The Eugenic Mind Project by Robert A. Wilson
Family Contexts of Sleep and Health Across the Life Course by Susan M. McHale, Valarie King, Orfeu M. Buxton

Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple’s Memoir by Susan Stellin, Graham MacIndoe

English | June 7th, 2016 | ASIN: B015BCX0EY, ISBN: 1101882743 | 450 pages | EPUB | 5.28 MB

In this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together.
Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • LitHub Best Book of the Month
When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding.
From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham’s arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit hole of the American criminal justice system, determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs. Graham gives a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell, his gut-wrenching efforts to get clean, and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years.
Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, Chancers will resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction, the nightmare of incarceration, or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on the road to recovery. By sharing their story, Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address.

Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches (Engaging Culture) by Robert J. Banks

English | 21 Jun. 2016 | ISBN: 0801036291 | 238 Pages | AZW3 | 822.04 KB

Evaluating Current Approaches to Leadership
This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. Combining expertise in leadership, theology, and ministry, the authors take a historical look at leadership and how it is viewed and used in today’s context. The book is informed by both biblical and leadership studies scholarship and interacts with a number of popular marketplace writings on leadership. It also evaluates exemplary role models of Christian leadership. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout.

10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know by Justin Coulson

English | January 22nd, 2018 | ASIN: B074FGXML7, ISBN: 1460708997 | 269 pages | EPUB | 8.71 MB

From the popular author of 21 Days to a Happier Family and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, this book is a moving, inspiring and loving call to action for all parents.
Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson shares the ten things every parent needs to know to raise their children in positive ways. They are also ways to make parenting easier for you – so you don’t have to keep ‘making it up as you go along’.
Drawing on positive psychology, the book gives simple and effective strategies for the main issues parents of 2-12 year olds confront in everyday family life. Justin shares his secrets of effective attention, communication and understanding; how to discipline effectively and set limits; and how to manage hot-button issues such as sibling conflict, chores, school and screens – yet still have fun as a family.

The Eugenic Mind Project by Robert A. Wilson

English | December 15th, 2017 (2018 Edition) | ISBN: 0262037203, 9780262037204 | 349 pages | True PDF | 2.82 MB

An examination of eugenic thinking past and present, from forced sterilization to prenatal screening, drawing on experience with those who survived eugenics.
Part science and part social movement, eugenics emerged in the late nineteenth century as a tool for human improvement. In response to perceived threats of criminality, moral degeneration, feeble-mindedness, and “the rising tide of color,” eugenic laws and social policies aimed to better the human race by regulating reproductive choice through science and technology. In this book, Rob Wilson examines eugenic thought and practice–from forced sterilization to prenatal screening–drawing on his experience working with eugenics survivors. Using the social sciences’ standpoint theory as a framework to understand the intersection of eugenics, disability, social inclusiveness, and human variation, Wilson focuses on those who have lived through a eugenic past and those confronted by the legacy of eugenic thinking today. By doing so, he brings eugenics from the distant past to the ongoing present.

Family Contexts of Sleep and Health Across the Life Course by Susan M. McHale, Valarie King, Orfeu M. Buxton

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319647792 | 222 Pages | PDF | 6.5 MB

This unique volume advances the literature on sleep and health by illuminating the impacts of family dynamics on individuals’ quality and quantity of sleep. Its lifespan perspective extends across childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older age considering both phenomena of individual development and family system dynamics, particularly parent-child and marital relationships. It extends, as well, to the broader contexts of social disparities in sleep as a significant health behavior. Emerging concepts and practical innovations include ancestral roots of sleep in family contexts, sleep studies as a lens for understanding family health, and methodologies, particularly the use of actigraphy technology, for studying sleep patterns in individuals and families. This rich area of inquiry holds significant keys to understanding a vital human behavior and its critical role in physical, psychological, and relational health and wellbeing.
Family Contexts of Sleep and Health Across the Life Course will advance the work of researchers and students in the fields of population health, family demography and sociology, sleep research and medicine, human development, neuroscience, biobehavioral health, and social welfare, as well as that of policymakers and health and human services practitioners.

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