This book presents the results of researches conducted with children and youth at risk for over 20 years in Brazil. It addresses a series of topics related to children and youth living in poverty or in situations of social vulnerability, such as family, sexual and dating violence; adolescent mothers and mothers who put their children for adoption; children and youth living in foster and institutional care; and adolescents involved in drug trafficking or incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. Building upon the Bioecological Theory of Human Development, this volume emphasizes the innovative knowledge about psychosocial development of vulnerable children and youth produced in Brazil and aims to present theoretical and methodological approaches developed especially for the countries of the Global South, in an attempt to overcome the scientific divide between the North and South. Northern research agenda defines as global the theories, methodologies, and application of knowledge on social policies and interventions. However, the contexts, histories, and cultural processes are essential for producing and applying research knowledge according to specific regional characteristics, organizations, and conditions. Human development is related to contextual features and cannot be directly imported from one place to another. Departing from these original theoretical and methodological approaches, the book also presents the results of evidence-based interventions, showing its effectiveness in specific contexts. All of this makes Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil - Innovative Approaches from the Psychology of Social Development a valuable tool for psychologists, educators, social scientists and public health professionals studying or working with children and youth at risk in different parts of the world, contributing to the understanding of human development in cultural context. Débora Dalbosco DellAglio is a professor of the Psychology Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she coordinates the Center for Studies and Research in Adolescence (NEPA), advising master and PhD students. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and her research focuses on broad questions of human development, with special attention to the following topics: adolescence, institutionalization, coping, sexual abuse, support network, well-being, resilience, personal risk, violence exposition and contextual variables. Dr. DellAglio has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 38 chapters in edited volumes. She has also edited five books in Brazil and has a productivity grant from the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development. Silvia H. Koller is a professor of the Psychology Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she directs the Center for Studies of At-Risk Children, Youth and Families (CEP-Rua). She holds a PhD in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and her research focuses on broad questions of development and social cognition, including risk and resilience among impoverished and homeless children and adolescents, childrens rights, violence, prejudice, and positive psychology. Dr. Koller has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 40 chapters in edited volumes in national, regional, and international outlets on these topics. She also edited more than 10 books in Brazil. She leads an active research group that has conducted numerous empirical studies and developed and/or evaluated programs that focus on promoting social justice; preventing and treating emotional, sexual and physical abuse and outcomes; training teachers and professionals who work with at-risk populations, and fostering economic and international development. Dr. Koller has received funding from the Kellogg Foundation, World Childhood Foundation (WCF), World Bank, and Brazilian agencies. Through these activities, Dr. Koller has established a major network of contacts and research collaborations throughout the five continents.
Assessment innovation tied to technology is greatly needed in a wide variety of assessment applications. This book adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to learn from advances in developing technology enhanced innovative assessments from multiple fields. The book chapters address the development of virtual assessments including game?based assessment, simulation?based assessment, and narrative based assessment as well as how simulation and game based assessments serve both formative and summative purposes. Further, chapters address the critical challenge of integrating assessment directly into the learning process so that teacher effectiveness and student learning can be enhanced. Two chapters specifically address the psychometric challenges related to innovative items. One chapter talks about evaluating the psychometric properties of innovative items while the other chapter presents a new psychometric model for calibrating innovative items embedded in multiple contexts. In addition, validity issues are addressed related to technology enhanced innovative assessment. It is hoped that the book provides readers with rich and useful information about the development of several types of virtual assessments from multiple perspectives. The authors include experts from industry where innovative items have been used for many years and experts from research institutes and universities who have done pioneering work related to developing innovative items with formative applications to facilitate learning. In addition, expert advice has been provided on validating such work.
Resilience is a multi-faceted phenomenon-it encompasses personal, interpersonal, and community experiences. Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience reviews the current research, and details differing levels and approaches to resilience. On a micro-level, the book specifies how to develop appropriate coping strategies, maintain cognitive flexibility, and identify, label, and share feelings before acting upon them. On a macro-level, it defines and explores environmental resilience, social resilience, community resilience, and family resilience and how utilizing healthy family and relationship support during critical times of trauma, as well as relying upon the bond of communities and a shared experience, can increase and enhance healing. It provides practical, specific applications for use in practice, and ends with implications for future research. Explores aspects of resilience within the individual, community, and environment Outlines critical factors that allow people to not just survive, but to thrive Addresses the crucial role of the family in the development of resilience Reflects upon the need for resilience as a clinician, and how to achieve it Darlyne G. Nemeth, Ph.D., M.P., M.P.A.P., an accomplished clinical, medical, and neuropsychologist, has a broad-spectrum practice at the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana (NCLA). Dr. Nemeth was among the first medical psychologists in Louisiana to obtain prescriptive authority. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and served on the APA Council of Representatives for two terms 2010-2016. Dr. Nemeth served as one of the World Council for Psychotherapys (WCP) United Nations (UN) Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO) Delegates for 10 years and was Vice President for the U.S. Chapter of WCP for 3 terms. She is currently serving as WCPs Co-Secretary General. As an expert in group dynamics, Dr. Nemeth has been nationally and internationally recognized for her Hurricane Anniversary Wellness Workshops, which were offered to the victims/survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the summer of 2006. The results of these workshops were presented at the 2013 Meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) in New Orleans, LA. Anniversary Wellness Workshop Training Programs were also conducted in China at the 2008 WCP Meeting and in Australia at the 2011 WCP Meeting. In August, 2014, Dr. Nemeth gave the Keynote Address on Psychological Leadership in the Event of Environmental Trauma at the WCP Meeting in Durban, South Africa. In, 2016, South Louisiana experienced a Great Flood causing thousands to be displaced. Emotional Resiliency Workshops were developed and conducted by Dr. Nemeth, who is also an Environmental Psychologist, to help children, adolescents, and adults coping with this major disaster. In March, 2003, Dr. Nemeth was the lead author on a book titled, Helping Your Angry Child published by New Harbinger. She served as the Lead Editor for the 2012 book, Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet, published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger, and the 2015 anthology, Ecopsychology Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection, also published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger. In 2012, she was the lead author on an anniversary wellness workshop article that was published in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP). Dr. Nemeth then published an article in 2013 in Ecopsychology on preparing individuals and communities for hurricane anniversary reactions. Dr. Nemeth served as Director of Neuropsychology at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Services for five years. While there, Dr. Nemeth developed a Hope Therapy Group Program for Brain-Injured Adults, which was presented at the 2013 AGPA meeting in New Orleans. She was also the lead author on an article outlining this process, which was published in IJGP in January, 2015. In 2016, Dr. Nemeth was invited to give two keynote addresses at the First Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century in Moscow, Russia: 1) Building Individual and Community Resilience in This Age of Depression and Environmental Trauma and 2) The Influence of Perception on Our Mental Health and Well-being. Subsequently, Dr. Nemeth has been invited to serve on the Organizing Committee for the Second World Congress on Mental Health in Moscow, Russia in 2018. Dr. Nemeth obtained a Bachelors degree from Indiana University in
´´Die Finanzkrise hat eines vollkommen deutlich gezeigt: Es reicht als Investor nicht aus, sein Kapital nur auf verschiedene Anlageklassen zu verteilen und in einer ´´Long-only-Buy-and-Hold´´-Variante zu kombinieren. (...). Das vorliegende Buch schafft Transparenz und Verständnis für diverse innovative Ansätze und ist ein sehr wichtiger Beitrag für eine erfolgreiche Kapitalanlage.´´ Michael Busack Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter Absolut Research GmbH, Herausgeber des Absolut report und Vorstand Bundesverband Alternative Investments (BAI) e. V., Bonn ´´Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt in bemerkenswerter Detailgenauigkeit die bedeutendsten innovativen Anlagetechniken. Ergänzt durch ausführliche Beispiele aus dem Handelsbereich gelingt es den Autoren, die anspruchsvollen Investmentstrategien dem Leser prägnant und voll umfänglich verständlich zu machen.´´ Dr. Roland Füss Professor für Finanzwirtschaft, European Business School (EBS), International University Schloss Reichartshausen Auf Basis der informativen Kapitel des vorliegenden Buches wird eine immer größer werdende Anlegerschar komplexe Handelsstrategien nachvollziehen (...). Die Autoren tragen dazu bei, dass der Trend zu alternativen Geldanlagen weiter anhalten wird.´´ Markus Mezger Partner und Chief Investment Officer, Tiberius Asset Management AG
Der Wald ist einzigartig: Als Ökosystem, Rohstoffquelle, Erholungsraum und als Lernort. Er bietet sich als ideales Themenfeld für eine Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) an. Diese Bildungsmappe enthält drei in der Praxis erprobte Lerneinheiten, die innovativ Grundschule und forstliche Bildungsarbeit verknüpfen. Diese ausgearbeiteten Unterrichts- und Waldeinheiten sowie sämtliche benötige Arbeitsmaterialien (Arbeitsblätter, Wortkarten, Bastelanleitungen etc.) geben konkrete Anregungen zur Umsetzung in Schule und Wald: Die Bildungsmappe enthält folgende spannende Lerneinheiten: 1.Lerneinheit 1: Klasse(n)Wald sensibilisiert für die vielfältigen Funktionen des Waldes am Beispiel eines selbst gepflanzten Klassenwaldes, für den die Schüler Zukunftsszenarios entwickeln. 2.Lerneinheit 2: Spuren des Waldes fördert die Wahrnehmung, dass Menschen und Tiere Spuren im Wald hinterlassen, wir aber auch Spuren des Waldes in unserem Leben finden. 3.Lerneinheit 3: Die Waldläuferkinder rückt anhand spannender Abenteuer der Waldläuferkinder Mele, Pinus und Luna einen verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit dem Wald in den Fokus. Schüler lösen dabei waldbezogene Aufgaben und erschließen sich Handlungsmöglichkeiten im Alltag. Alle Lerneinheiten wurden in zahlreichen Schulklassen erprobt. Sie wurden so konzipiert, dass sich sowohl individuelle und kooperative Phasen als auch ruhige und körperlich aktive Einheiten abwechseln. Die Umsetzung zeigt, dass die Lerneinheiten ihre Ziele erreichen: Sie sind praxistauglich, fördern die BNE-Kompetenzen und zeigen beispielhaft, wie eine effektive Zusammenarbeit von Lehrkräften und Forstleuten funktionieren kann.
Innovative Neuromodulation serves as an extensive reference that includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of clinical neuromodulation that is followed by an in-depth discussion of the innovative surgical and therapeutic applications that currently exist or are in development. This information is critical for neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, bioengineers, and other proceduralists, providing a clear presentation of the frontiers of this exciting and medically important area of physiology. As neuromodulation remains an exciting and rapidly advancing field-appealing to many disciplines-the editors initial work ( Essential Neuromodulation, 2011) is well complemented by this companion volume. Presents a comprehensive reference on the emerging field of neuromodulation that features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in the field Provides commentary for perspectives on different technologies and interventions to heal and improve neurological deficits Contains 300 full-color pages that begin with an overview of the clinical phases involved in neuromodulation, the challenges facing therapies and intraoperative procedures, and innovative solutions for better patient care
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