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Donald F. Carpenter, Jr. makes no bones about it. His book, The Family Man's Stock Market Volatility Survival Guide: How to Defend Your Family in Any Economy, published by iUniverse, is intended only for family men...with families that they love, adore, and sacrifice for. www.FamilyManSMVSG.com Ξ
There is a generational divide in our understandings of gender. The Trans Gender Teen by Lisa Kenney is a comprehensive guidebook helps to bridge that divide by exploring the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Combining years of experience working in the field with extensive research and personal interviews, the authors cover pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical considerations, and family communications. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
Ξ Placing these stories in dialogue with those of pediatricians who see the devastation vaccine-preventable diseases can cause and the policy makers who aim to create healthy communities, Calling the Shots offers a unique opportunity to understand the points of disagreement on what is best for children, communities, and public health and the opportunities to bridge these differences. Jennifer A. Reich is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. She is the author of the award-winning book, Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System and co-editor of Reproduction and Society. Ξ Deaths due to overdoses of heroin and opioid pain relievers are on the increase—just one sign of the urgency to rejuvenate marginalized communities and provide support networks that empower individuals to heal themselves. Urban agriculture presents a unique opportunity to address both of these goals. In Street Farm, Michael Ableman shares the inspirational account of residents in one of the worst urban slums in North America, who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. In the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, a broad menu of drugs are for sale along every street. It's also home to one of the continent's highest concentrations of open prostitution. In this squalid setting, Ableman and cofounder Seann Dory, along with a ragtag crew of local residents, launched Sole Food Street Farms in an abandoned parking lot.