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by Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Editor, examines contemporary and historical issues that have affected black marriages, relationships, and families. It can be used by couples to explore some of the challenges they experience in their marriages to support healthy relationship building. The book also serves as a resource and provides practical approaches for practitioners.

 by Elizabeth Pathy Salett and Diane R. Koslow, Editors, discusses the 2. Multicultural Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Identityrelationshipbetween race, ethnicity, sense of self, and the development of individual and group identity. In the past 30 years, the United States has undergone an unprecedented and accelerated growth in the diversity of its population. These changes affect all elements of our society, underscoring the need for an informed and knowledgeable public that can understand, respect, and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.

 by Alma J. Carten, presents an insightful overview of American social welfare developments over a critical 50-year period, when social welfare policy was expanded to new heights through New Deal and civil rights legislation followed by conservative attacks on the foundation of these progressive policy reforms.

 by Elaine Pinderhughes, Vanessa Jackson, and Patricia A. Romney, expands the4.	Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services perspective on the operation of power in the work of all human services providers. As a first reader on how power operates, this resource provides a base on which to build a more in-depth, detailed conceptualization as training or work progresses. The chapters in the book address the following: multilevel, bidirectional, recursive operation of power; effects of privilege, power, holding and subordination, and nonprivilege to empower and to disempower; and enhancing, transforming, constraining, and undermining people’s functioning.

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  1. Subject: Healing Childhood Trauma

    Dear President,

    I am writing you this letter as a past president of the Michigan Association of School Psychologists and adoptive father of two foster children with special needs. My wife, Barbara, and I have written two books concerning educating and raising abused and abandoned children. Because of your work with the National Association of School Social Workers, I thought that these books would be of interest to you. They are: Some Way Home – A Memoir in a Myth and Crossing Infinity – Healing Our Children Ourselves. Both concern the healing of hurt children.
    In the words of Mary Day, Principal of Village Elementary School, Hartland, Michigan:
    “As a trauma informed elementary school, we found the book Crossing Infinity – Healing Our Children Ourselves to be a fantastic resource for our staff. The examples in the book match closely the experiences of many of our students and their families. This book allowed my staff to take the training they had previously received in trauma and to apply it in such a way that we are now on the road to becoming a trauma sensitive school. Thank you for sharing this invaluable resource with us!”

    And from Brandi Huff, a special education teacher and parent wrote the following 5 star review Some Way Home: A Memoir in a Myth:

    “I am a Special Education Teacher and a parent, and this book was recommended to me. I could not put it down. With 2 little boys (2 and 4) I don’t get time to read, but I made time to read this. Mr. Kenney captured the struggles of parenthood, he told what really goes on in every home, all the “stuff” that doesn’t get talked about . . . I highly recommend this book, and realize that no parent is perfect, but we all doing our best to raise our children.”

    These books are written to parents and teachers who are struggling to help these challenged children grow into loving and productive adults. Hopefully, you can benefit from our work in your continued efforts to make our world a healthier place to grow and learn.

    I thank you sincerely,
    David J Kenney, School Psychologist
    Founder of

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