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Ancient Ethics for Today's Healers
Geral Blanchard
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Drawing from both ancient wisdom traditions of the earliest shamanic healers and sacred principles of indigenous medicine people, Geral Blanchard offers best practice guidelines for contemporary psychotherapists to traverse the modern and ancient healing path. In Ancient Ethics for Today’s Healers, Blanchard embraces a deeply humane and passionate practice and challenges us to embed ourselves in indigenous thinking – what Native Americans refer to as the Original Instructions.

From the rainforests of the Amazon to the African savannas, Geral has encountered some of the most intriguing and enlightening tribal elders who will inform your mind and open your heart. Ancient Ethics for Today’s Healers will take you on a unique journey around the world in search of your guiding North Star. Learn More

Ancient Ways: Indigenous Healing Innovations for the 21st Century
Geral Blanchard
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Ancient Ways is a unique addition to the field by combining traditional indigenous wisdom with contemporary neuroscience and psychotherapeutic innovations to create a comprehensive model for psychological healing. This one-of-a-kind text emphasizes several elements that are essential to successfully resolving issues of physical, emotional, and sexual trauma. Within this framework, the author encourages the exploration of robust therapeutic growth that requires a strong spiritual component, immersion in nature, and recovery strategies that are steeped in community relationships, rituals, and ceremonies.

Drawing from sacred shamanic traditions and contemporary North American medicine, Blanchard explains how old and new healing strategies are surprisingly compatible and combine for a more powerful potentiating effect. For the therapist who desires a more reverent and meaningful counseling practice, this book offers a solid theoretical foundation for this important work. Learn More

Healthy Families
Timothy J. Kahn
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Healthy Families is for parents of children undergoing treatment for sexual behavior problems and illegal sexual behavior. Healthy Families supports and informs parents of all children in such treatment, regardless of the workbook they are using. An extended appendix includes information specifically relating to adolescents working in the fourth edition of Pathways and for children working in the second edition of Roadmaps to Recovery. However, clinicians who engage parents in the treatment of young clients will find Health Families a valuable resource independent of the workbook being used. Learn More

It’s Perfectly Normal: Epidemic Of The 21st Century
Robie H. Harris; Illustrated by Michael Emberley
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It’s Perfectly Normal — for preteens and teens age 10 and up — provides accurate, unbiased answers to nearly every conceivable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS. Now offering a brand-new chapter focusing on safe Internet use – one of parents’ key concerns – this universally acclaimed classic is a cutting-edge resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens.

Alternately playful and realistic, the watercolor-and-pencil art reinforces the message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and that each variation is “perfectly normal.” This award winning book (ALA notable children’s book, NY Times notable book of the year, and numerous five star reviews) offers young people the information they need to make responsible decisions. Learn More

Pathways: A Guided Workbook for Youth Beginning Treatment
Timothy J. Kahn
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This accessible, down-to-Earth workbook and teaching tool leads the client toward a new life as a responsible member of his or her own sexual abuse prevention and safety team, a person who will have no more victims. Pathways presents the assault cycle and relapse prevention techniques as tools for understanding and prevention. Pathways helps clients look at the maintenance behaviors that keep them cycling through anger, boredom, and other feelings that feed their cycles. Education toward appropriate behavior and basic sexuality information helps clients to redress their social deficits. Learn More

Promoting Healthy Childhood Development Today: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
James R. Harris, Jr.
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This text combines accepted child-rearing techniques and theory with contemporary approaches in caring for children. The guide promotes positive childhood development and offers support for the adult caregiver, whether parent, foster parent, or residential facility staff. Harris recognizes the importance of adults consistently demonstrating the desired behavior and intervening in the child’s uncritical acceptance of negative media messages. Using charts and examples, the book covers common areas of concern and conflict with uncommon sense, including avoiding bedtime battles, curtailing aggression in children, discussing drugs and alcohol with youth, alleviating school-related anxiety, and protecting children on the Internet. Learn More

Streetwise to Sexwise: Sexuality Education for High-Risk Youth, 3rd Edition
Steve Brown and Bill Taverner
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Streetwise to Sex-Wise provides an easy-to-use Streetwise to Sex-Wise provides an easy-to-use yet comprehensive model for a basic series on human sexuality for high-risk teens. It applies a "state-of-the-art" methodology of sexuality education to teens in nontraditional settings who often have limited academic skills and are resistant to classroom-based learning. 

Streetwise is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum covering a wide range of topics relevant to teens ages 13-19. The Third Edition has added new lessons on consent, sex and the internet, and pornography. All are simple, concrete and actively involve group members in the learning process. They extend beyond mere factual information and address attitudes, values, and skills, an approach that experts find is more likely to lead to positive behavior change in young people. 

In addition, Streetwise to Sex-Wise provides background information on teaching education to high-risk teens, including profiles of the sexual-health concerns of five specific high-risk populations. 
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The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture
Cordelia Anderson
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Rapidly changing technology has dramatically changed the reach of pornography. Unfortunately, today, pornography is often the prime source of sex education for our children and youth in America. Unfortunate because the content of this pornography is degrading and body punishing AND it is being marketed as normal.

This booklet offers a deeply researched and shocking overview of the impact of pornography on children and youth. The author also describes the clear shifts in our culture that demonstrates how yesterday’s pornography is part of today’s mainstream advertising for children. This booklet also provides clear information and resources about what can be done to counter the harm to our children and teens and offers practical tips about how to focus on and promote sexual and relational health. Learn More

The Parent’s Guide to Talking About Sex: A Complete Guide to Raising (Sexually) Safe, Smart, and Healthy Children
Janet Rosenzweig
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If your kids aren't learning about sex from you, what are they learning about sex, and who is teaching them? Dr. Rosenzweig walks you through the steps you can take to combine your own family’s values with age-appropriate information for children at all stages of development. And you’ll learn how to do so in a way that will improve the trust and communication between you and your child.

She then combines this information with
illustrations about how you can help protect your children from sexual abuse, trauma, and bullying through your everyday interactions with them. From choosing a child’s first daycare to meeting the multimedia challenges of adolescence, The Parent’s Guide to Talking about Sex will coach you to raise sexually safe and healthy sons and daughters. Learn More

The Prevention of Sexual Violence: A Practitioners Sourcebook
Edited by Keith L. Kaufman
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This comprehensive volume brings together the expertise of leading practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to prevent sexual violence. Through a progression of 30 chapters, the Sourcebook provides practical approaches to prevention and describes the underlying frameworks that support each approach.

The Sourcebook begins by introducing cutting edge prevention approaches along with a broad sampling of nationally recognized programs to illustrate the power of well designed prevention efforts. To foster the development of innovative new prevention programs, a section of the Sourcebook is dedicated to “how to” oriented approaches. The Sourcebook concludes with an examination of the role of cultural issues in the prevention of sexual violence and offers insights for influencing local and national policy change.

Chapters cover the spectrum of topics from internet safety, influencing public policy, and addressing sex offender notification practices, to creating effective prevention programming for children and teens, organizations, adults in the community, and young adults on college campuses. This Sourcebook is an essential tool for any professional who wants to incorporate the prevention of sexual violence into their practice or enhance the quality of existing services.

The Sourcebook draws upon the expertise of national leaders including:
Ernie Allen, Natalie C. Audage, Peter L. Benson, Alan D. Berkowitz, Gerry D. Blasingame, Celia Brackenridge, Deborah Callins, Larry Cohen, Grace L. Davis, Mandy Davis, Rachel A. Davis, David L. Delmonico, Trisha H. Folds-Bennett, Lisa Aronson Fontes, John D. Foubert, Christine A. Gidycz, Corrine Meltzer Graffunder, Jennifer H. Green, Elizabeth J. Griffin, James A. H. Hafner, L. Amber Hayes, Gerald R. Hover, Linda E. Johnson, Maureen C. Kenny, Lee Anna Knox, Karen S. Lang, David S. Lee, Suzanne Nace Magnuson, Marc Mannes, Patrick McGann, James A. Mercy, Megan J. Murphy, Mike Newton-Ward, Margarita R. O’Neill-Arana, Lindsay M. Orchowski, Lisa Fujie Parks, Harold “Pat” Patrick, John C. Patterson, Lindsey B. Patterson, Carol Plummer, Peter Pollard, David Prescott, Jennifer Rauhouse, Barbara Rawn, Alyssa Rheingold, Deborah Donovan Rice, Darrin L. Rogers, Janet Saul, Peter C. Scales, Paul A. Schewe, Arturo Sesma, Jr., Amy L. Shadoin, Robert A. Shilling, Chad Keoni Sniffen, Joan Tabachnick, Jeffrey Todahl, Sara J. Valenzuela, Sandy K. Wurtele, and Julie Yagoda. Learn More

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