The Youth At-Risk Library

A Listmania! list by Waln Brown "Waln K. Brown, Ph.D., CEO the William Gladden Foundation Press" (Tallahassee, Florida)
The list author says: "Are you a parent, family member, social worker or other child welfare professional searching for the most up-to-date information about youth at-risk? Then this is a list of books that can answer your questions and help you better understand how to resolve the issue."
In whose best interest?: One child's odyssey, a nation's responsibility
1.  In whose best interest?: One child's odyssey, a nation's responsibility by John Seita
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  "The inspirational and revealing story of a foster child's odyssey through 17 foster homes and institutions that reveals what was required for him to grow beyond a painful past and earn his doctorate."
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Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: The Experiences, Insights and Recommendations of Eleven Former Foster Kids
2.  Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: The Experiences, Insights and Recommendations of Eleven Former Foster Kids by Waln K. Brown
The list author says:
  "A collection of 11 personal stories of foster care alumni who are now college-educated professionals and work with, research, write about and advocate on behalf of foster children, including their individual and collective recommendations for reforming the child welfare system."
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Abominable Firebug
3.  Abominable Firebug by Richard Johnson
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  "The autobiographical tale of a boy who became a resident of two foster home institutions, a detention center and a reform school."
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Deep Brain Learning Pathways to Potential with Challenging Youth
4.  Deep Brain Learning Pathways to Potential with Challenging Youth by Larry K. Brendtro
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  "In this insightful book, you will discover 25 principles that lead to transformational change in challenging children."
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The Other Side of Delinquency
5.  The Other Side of Delinquency by Dr. Waln Brown
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  "A "classic" memoir about a former juvenile delinquent, foster child and mental hospital patient who turned his life around, earned a Ph.D. and now studies the recovery process.  Includes case records."
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One Child
6.  One Child by Torey L. Hayden
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  "The heart-warming story of how a teacher helped her gifted student deal with her emotional and behavioral problems, resulting from abuse and rejection."
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Saving the Schizo Kid: Reflections on Divorce, Mental Health and Recovery
7.  Saving the Schizo Kid: Reflections on Divorce, Mental Health and Recovery by Dr. Waln Brown
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  "A lifetime ago, a 15-year-old boy finally surrendered to the war between his parents. He wished only to die, to be relieved of the pain that ate at his heart and mind, and had done so for what seemed forever. Saddled with the mistaken belief that he had caused his parentsí divorce and broken up his family, self-destruction ruled his emotions and behaviors, and altered his sense of reality.""
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Kids Who Outwit Adults
8.  Kids Who Outwit Adults by John Seita
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  "This powerful book discloses the private logic behind kidsí violent and defiant acts and then provides a strength-based approach to break negative behavior patterns."
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How Children Become Violent: Keeping Your Kids Out of Gangs, Terrorist Organizations, and Cults
9.  How Children Become Violent: Keeping Your Kids Out of Gangs, Terrorist Organizations, and Cults by Kathryn Seifert
The list author says:
  "Dr. Seifert explores how youth are experiencing increasing violence in today's society and offers common sense remedies to reclaiming this youth at-risk."
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NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
10.  NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT : A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court by Edward Humes
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  "A sad but true assessment of the plight of the Los Angeles juvenile justice system and its failure to reclaiming delinquent youth."
$13.54   Used & New from: $0.24
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Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future
11.  Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future by Larry K. Brendtro
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  "A guide for educators, social workers and parents seeking to reclaiming troubled children."
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Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse
12.  Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse by Ann McMurray
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  "A wonderful book designed to help both youth and adults understand and deal with the damaging effects of emotional abuse."
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What Parents Should Know About Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Justice (Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice Book 1)
13.  What Parents Should Know About Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Justice (Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice Book 1) by Dr. Waln K. Brown
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  "A primer for parents, teens and child welfare professionals explaining the causes of delinquent behavior and how the juvenile justice system operates."
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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
14.  A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
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  "This autobiographical account charts the abuse of a young boy as his alcoholic mother first isolates him from the rest of the family; then torments him; and finally nearly kills him through starvation, poisoning, and one dramatic stabbing."
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Growing Up With Divorce: Helping Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems
15.  Growing Up With Divorce: Helping Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems by Neil Kalter
The list author says:
  "This book delineates five stages of development from infancy through adolescence, illustrates them through case studies and anecdotes, and demonstrates a variety of ways parents can help children at different stages cope with change and stress, and provide for possible long-range effects of divorce."
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When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
16.  When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse by Lundy Bancroft
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  "The author tells abused mothers exactly what actions they should take to help their children understand family violence."
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How I Turned My Life Around: Tips From An Ex-Juvenile Delinquent (Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice Book 5)
17.  How I Turned My Life Around: Tips From An Ex-Juvenile Delinquent (Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice Book 5) by Waln K. Brown
The list author says:
  "A memoir of delinquent behaviors and juvenile justice intervention written for current delinquents searching for information about how to change their behaviors and their life."
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Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce
18.  Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce by Liana Lowenstein
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  "An innovative collection of therapeutic games, art techniques and stories to help children of divorce express feelings, deal with loyalty binds, disengage from parental conflict, address anger and self-blame and learn coping strategies."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Unbreakable Child
19.  The Unbreakable Child by Kim Michele Richardson
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  "The riveting story of growing up in an orphanage run by sadistic nuns and the lawsuit she and others brought against them."
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There Is an Urgency
20.  There Is an Urgency by Gregrhi Arawn Love
The list author says:
  "The author's experiences as an adult, working with children in school and juvenile detention settings, with personal accounts of physical and sexual abuse from his childhood."
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The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic!
21.  The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! by Bill Milliken
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  "This informative book offers nine key principles that Communities In Schools has tested over three decades."
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Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family (Patient Centered Guides)
22.  Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family (Patient Centered Guides) by Nikki Babbit
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  "Written by a former high school teacher and school psychologist, this book offers parents clear information, support and guidance."
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Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition) (Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs)
23.  Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition) (Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs) by Wilkie Wilson
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  "This book is a great choice for anyone looking for clear, reliable information about any kind of drug."
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Hope No Matter What: Helping Your Children Heal After Divorce
24.  Hope No Matter What: Helping Your Children Heal After Divorce by Kim Hill
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  "This book blazes a trail for parents and children to process their feelings, express their fears and focus on Godís faithfulness in spite of their sadness and disappointment."
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The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System
25.  The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System by Al Desetta M.A.
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  "Fifty-seven essays written by teens currently (at the time of writing) in foster care."
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The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive
26.  The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive by Robert E. Emery
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  "This book will benefit parents going through divorce, as well as attorneys and therapists who work with divorcing parents and their children."
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Another Place at the Table
27.  Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison
The list author says:
  "The uplifting memoir of the Harrison family's 13 years of foster parenting youth at-risk and the lessons they learned."
$12.30   Used & New from: $2.51
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Waln Brown "Waln K. Brown, Ph.D., CEO the William Gladden Foundation Press" (Tallahassee, Florida)
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