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At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Alice Hoffman
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  • Release Date :2014-09-23
  • Total pages :275
  • ISBN : 1453231617
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Summary : A New York Times bestseller from the author of The Rules of Magic: In 1980s America, a family copes with their daughter’s terrifying diagnosis. In a lovely old house near the coast of Massachusetts, the Farrells go through the routines of a typical August morning. Eight-year-old Charlie, a junior biologist and dinosaur expert, tries to collect one of his insect specimens. His sister, Amanda, a talented gymnast who at eleven years old is already saving her money to try out for the Olympics, prepares for her last meet of the summer. Ivan, their absent-minded father, is involved with his work as an astronomer. Out in the garden, his wife, Polly, wonders how she can trick her children into eating more zucchini. They are a family as unique and ordinary as any other, but their world will soon be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with the disease that has been making headlines lately: AIDS. The new and still-mysterious ailment scares them—and their friends and neighbors as well. In an instant, everything that gave their lives meaning is ripped away, and the intimacy that once came so naturally vanishes. Too overcome with grief to turn to each other, Ivan and Polly seek solace elsewhere. Charlie is abandoned by his best friend and, for long stretches at a time, forgotten by his parents. Amanda, who holds on to her dreams so tightly, must somehow find a way to let go. Torn apart by the prospect of their loss, Polly, Ivan, and Charlie must find the courage to come back together again—for Amanda’s sake and for their own. At Risk is an exquisite book about true sorrow and even truer devotion.

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
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  • Release Date :2014-01-21
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 1134528612
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Summary : The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed. The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration, but as a signal failure of mainstream 'development'. Two analytical models are provided as tools for understanding vulnerability. One links remote and distant 'root causes' to 'unsafe conditions' in a 'progression of vulnerability'. The other uses the concepts of 'access' and 'livelihood' to understand why some households are more vulnerable than others. Examining key natural events and incorporating strategies to create a safer world, this revised edition is an important resource for those involved in the fields of environment and development studies.

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Jacqueline Guest
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  • Release Date :2011-01-04
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1552775992
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Summary : Edgy and suspenseful young adult fiction that explores topics teens want to read about. Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life together. But Sage resists Tia's overtures, and when money goes missing, all fingers point to the troubled teen. At Risk combines a satisfying mystery plot with a sympathetic portrayal of teens grappling with dark pasts and uncertain futures. [Fry Reading Levels - 4.6]

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Stella Rimington
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  • Release Date :2017-07-13
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 1448183561
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Summary : Former Director of MI5 Stella Rimington brings the high-stakes world of intelligence to life in AT RISK – the first novel in her bestselling series featuring MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle. For MI5 officer Liz Carlyle, the nagging complications of her private life are quickly forgotten at Monday’s counter-terrorism meeting. An invisible may have entered mainland Britain. An ‘invisible’ is a terrorist who is an ethnic native of the target country, who can cross its borders unchecked and move about unnoticed – the ultimate nightmare. By the time they're identified, it may be too late. The intelligence operation that follows will test Liz to the limit. Who or what is the target? Where and who is the invisible? With each passing hour the danger increases. But as Liz desperately sifts through the incoming intelligence, she finally realises a truth that could prove deadly: her ability to get inside her enemy’s head is the only hope of averting disaster... But the clock is ticking - and anyone could be at risk.

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers M. Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 9780415084772
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Summary : Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.

Helping At-Risk Students, Second Edition

Helping At-Risk Students, Second Edition
  • Author : Jill Waterman,Elizabeth Walker
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  • Release Date :2013-12-09
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1462515223
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Summary : Engaging, activity based, and effective, this widely used group counseling curriculum (the SPARK program) is designed for flexible implementation in school or clinical settings. The program helps youth build skills for school success and social-emotional growth while exploring such crucial topics as personal goals, ethnic identity and prejudice, peer pressure, violence prevention, and family relationships. Featured are 36 reproducible handouts and forms—plus Spanish-language versions of the 32 handouts—in a large-size format with lay-flat binding for ease of use. New to This Edition *Revised and expanded to incorporate new findings and field-tested strategies. *New module on male–female relationships. *New sessions on emotion regulation, communication, and relational aggression. *Strategies for whole-class implementation have been added. *Nearly half of the 68 reproducibles are new or revised.

At Risk Youth

At Risk Youth
  • Author : J. McWhirter,Benedict McWhirter,Ellen McWhirter,Robert McWhirter
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  • Release Date :2012-02-09
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 1133709583
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Summary : This text provides the conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems that students need to prepare effectively for work with at-risk youth. The authors describe and discuss the latest prevention and intervention techniques that will help future and current professionals perform their jobs successfully and improve the lives of young people at risk. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

At Risk Students

At Risk Students
  • Author : Jonas Cox,Richard Sagor
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  • Release Date :2013-09-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1317922379
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Summary : This book is organized around CBUPO, the basic psychological needs of all students: competence, ,belonging, usefulness, potency, and optimism. When teachers and schools focus on meeting these needs, the rate of at-riskness is drastically reduced. This book presents practical strategies and tips to help teachers and administrators help all students become successful learners. The revised edition offers new material on using classroom assessment, complying with standards and high stakes testing, an updated approach to evaluating At-Risk Prevention programs, and alternative strategies for meeting the motivational needs of at-risk youth, from developmental constructivism to mastery learning.

Adult Students "at-risk"

Adult Students
  • Author : Timothy William Quinnan
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  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780897895224
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Summary : This work analyzes the current state of the adult student experience in higher education, exploring the organizational, instructional, and interpersonal barriers that adults face in reaching their educational goals.

Using Educational Technology with At-risk Students

Using Educational Technology with At-risk Students
  • Author : Roxanne Mendrinos
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  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : 9780313293696
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Summary : Includes information for helping at-risk students

Students at Risk

Students at Risk
  • Author : Cheryll Duquette
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1551382865
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Summary : This expanded and updated revision shows teachers how to deal with the different academic strengths and needs, learning styles, intelligences, interests, and cultural backgrounds of all the students in their classrooms. Students at Risk also presents descriptions, symptoms, and characteristics of various exceptionalities, including autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, mental health problems, learning disabilities, hearing impairments, giftedness, and low-incidence disabilitiesand provides case studies that illustrate how teachers can make simple accommodations that lead to positive student outcomes.

Are We Still a Nation at Risk Two Decades Later?

Are We Still a Nation at Risk Two Decades Later?
  • Author : William Hayes
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :191
  • ISBN : 9781578861798
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Summary : Written as a study of the 1983 A Nation at Risk report and its impact on public education, this book analyzes this reform and suggests future priorities for public education in the United States.

A Nation at Risk

A Nation at Risk
  • Author : Kenneth K. Wong,James W. Guthrie,Douglas N. Harris
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  • Release Date :2004-01-12
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780805895582
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Summary : This special issue examines the underlying assumptions of the "A Nation At Risk" report, the context within which the Commission's work was situated, and the effects of the report in improving teaching and learning, as well as the performance of the public educational system. The purpose is to address three broad questions: Was America's education system really putting the nation at risk in the early 1980s? What is the legacy of "A Nation At Risk"? Given our current knowledge on education and human development, the report's overall concern is restated: What risks and opportunities lay before the nation today, and how will they affect the notion of a "learning society" and our public education system? Taken as a whole, the seven articles address the three broad issues identified regarding the past, current, and future of educational reform in the United States.

Children at Risk

Children at Risk
  • Author : Robert T. Ammerman,Michel Hersen
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  • Release Date :2013-03-09
  • Total pages :314
  • ISBN : 1475720882
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Summary : During the past decade, a dramatic increase in research and clinical interest has risen in child abuse and neglect. This recent growth in awareness isdue at leastpartly to thealarmingstatisticsdocumentingthe incidence of child maltreatment. Almost one million children are re ported to be abused and neglected each year, and many experts believe that this figure underestimates the true incidence. Indeed, recentsurveys suggest that almost 1. 5 million children are the targets of domestic vio lence every year. A significantproportion of these children die as a func tion of this maltreatment, whereas theremaindersuffera variety ofshort and long-term deleterious medicaland psychosocial consequences. Child maltreatment is a universal problem that has precipitated a mobilization of effort from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, medicine, psychiatry, social work, sociology, and criminology. Particular attention has been directed toward the prevention and treatment of childabuse and neglect. Such endeavors require the screen ing of large groups in order to identify families that are at high-risk for engaging in such behavior. Delineating those characteristics that differ entiate high- from low-risk families and children is one of the obvious priorities for researchers and clinicians in the future. This book, there fore, carefully considers the status of research on risk factors of abuse and neglect in children. Adduced data undoubtedly will have practical value for subsequent intervention efforts.

World at Risk

World at Risk
  • Author : Ulrich Beck
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  • Release Date :2013-10-29
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 074568162X
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Summary : Twenty years ago Ulrich Beck published Risk Society, a book that called our attention to the dangers of environmental catastrophes and changed the way we think about contemporary societies. During the last two decades, the dangers highlighted by Beck have taken on new forms and assumed ever greater significance. Terrorism has shifted to a global arena, financial crises have produced worldwide consequences that are difficult to control and politicians have been forced to accept that climate change is not idle speculation. In short, we have come to see that today we live in a world at risk. A new feature of our world risk society is that risk is produced for political gain. This political use of risk means that fear creeps into modern life. A need for security encroaches on our liberty and our view of equality. However, Beck is anything but an alarmist and believes that the anticipation of catastrophe can fundamentally change global politics. We have the opportunity today to reconfigure power in terms of what Beck calls a 'cosmopolitan material politics’. World at Risk is a timely and far-reaching analysis of the structural dynamics of the modern world, the global nature of risk and the future of global politics by one of the most original and exciting social thinkers writing today.

Bodies at Risk

Bodies at Risk
  • Author : Elizabeth E. Wheatley
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  • Release Date :2006-01-01
  • Total pages :135
  • ISBN : 9780754643074
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Summary : In Bodies at Risk, Elizabeth Wheatley provides a fascinating ethnography of heart disease. As heart disease is one of the major causes of death in the western world, this book is both timely and important. It is inspired by, and contributes to, sociological writing on the body, risk, experiences of illness, and medicalization, and will appeal to academics and students in these areas as well as in cultural studies, health-related consumption, health promotion and qualitative health research.

America at Risk

America at Risk
  • Author : Robert Faulkner,Susan M Shell
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  • Release Date :2009-10-08
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0472022539
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Summary : America at Risk gathers original essays by a distinguished and bipartisan group of writers and intellectuals to address a question that matters to Americans of every political persuasion: what are some of the greatest dangers facing America today? The answers, which range from dwindling political participation to rising poverty, and religion to empire, add up to a valuable and timely portrait of a particular moment in the history of American ideas. While the opinions are many, there is a central theme in the book: the corrosion of the liberal constitutional order that has long guided the country at home and abroad. The authors write about the demonstrably important dangers the United States faces while also breaking the usual academic boundaries: there are chapters on the family, religious polarization, immigration, and the economy, as well as on governmental and partisan issues. America at Risk is required reading for all Americans alarmed about the future of their country. Contributors Traci Burch James W. Ceaser Robert Faulkner Niall Ferguson William A. Galston Hugh Heclo Pierre Manent Harvey C. Mansfield Peter Rodriguez Kay Lehman Schlozman Susan Shell Peter Skerry James Q. Wilson Alan Wolfe Robert Faulkner is Professor of Political Science at Boston College. Susan Shell is Professor of Political Science at Boston College. "America at Risk goes well beyond the usual diagnoses of issues debated in public life like immigration, war, and debt, to consider the Republic’s founding principles, and the ways in which they have been displaced by newer thoughts and habits in contemporary America. A critical book for understanding our present condition." —Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies "In this penetrating book, the nation’s finest social and political thinkers from across the spectrum take a careful and no-holds-barred look at the dangers facing the American political system. The conclusions are more unsettling than reassuring---but that is because they are honest and real." —Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute "In the midst of overwrought pundits, irate soccer moms, and outraged bloggers, it is difficult to distinguish genuine dangers from false alarms and special pleading. This book enables us to do so, in a way that helps us to actually think about, not just feel anxious about, threats to those features of American society that are worth cherishing. The authors range in ideology and expertise, but they are uniformly judicious, incisive, and informative. This is a fascinating book about issues that the political system usually ignores or exaggerates." —Jennifer L. Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Government at Risk

Government at Risk
  • Author : Hana Polackova Brixi,Allen Schick
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :471
  • ISBN : 9780821348352
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Summary : Many governments have faced serious instability as a result of their contingent liabilities. But conventional public finance analysis and institutions fail to address such fiscal risks. This book aims to provide motivation and practical guidance to governments seeking to improve their management of fiscal risks. The book addresses some of the difficult analytical and institutional challenges that face reformers tooling up to manage government fiscal risks. It discusses the inadequacies of conventional practices as well as recent advances in dealing with fiscal risk.

At-Risk Students

At-Risk Students
  • Author : Robert Donmoyer,Raylene Kos
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  • Release Date :1993-01-01
  • Total pages :429
  • ISBN : 9780791413937
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Summary : This book explores the circumstances of at-risk students and argues that well-intentioned policymakers and educators run the risk of making matters worse rather than better for these students, even if their actions are based on the best social science evidence available. The book demonstrates the diverse, idiosyncratic nature of these students, argues that traditional social science methods cannot capture this idiosyncrasy and diversity, and presents research methods, policies, and programs that can accommodate student diversity.

Children at Risk for Schizophrenia

Children at Risk for Schizophrenia
  • Author : Norman F. Watt,E. James Anthony,Jon E. Rolf,Lyman C. Wynne
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  • Release Date :1984-11-30
  • Total pages :658
  • ISBN : 9780521248884
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Summary :