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Reaching out to children and families : students model effective community service

Author: Michelle R Dunlap
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Community service and learning experiences are booming as we enter the 21st century. This practical guide assists college students and other constituents as they psychologically prepare for volunteering, service-learning, practicums, fieldwork assignments, and internships in a diverse and ever-changing world. Though created with the novice community worker in mind, this book will also assist professors, teachers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunlap, Michelle R., 1965-
Reaching out to children and families
(DLC) 00031106
(OCoLC)43919665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle R Dunlap
ISBN: 9781461641803 1461641802
OCLC Number: 859155228
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 243 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I Beginnings --
1 How Do I Get Started? Getting Organized for Community Service and Learning 3 --
2 While You Are Getting Ready: Community Service and Learning in Context 17 --
3 What in the World Am I Doing Here? The First Visits 25 --
Part II Intermediate Issues --
4 Looking in the Mirror: Images of the Self, the Hero, and the Mutual Learner 43 --
5 Is It Getting Better Yet? Building Trust and Nurturing Relationships 61 --
6 What Should I Do Now? Addressing Issues, Behavior, and Limits 81 --
7 To Touch or Not to Touch? Affection and Gender-Related Issues 101 --
8 Melting Pot and the Vegetable Stew: Multicultural Issues 113 --
9 Expanding Horizons: Working with Individuals Who Have Special Needs 147 --
10 Did She Really Say That? Shocking Statements and Other Traumas 159 --
Part III Endings --
11 Is It Time to Say Good-Bye? Arranging Successful Closure 181 --
Afterword: Reviewing the Community Service and Learning Adjustment Process 195 --
Appendix A Sample Journal Reflection Questions 197 --
Appendix B Methods 201 --
Appendix C Guidelines Regarding Privacy and Confidentiality 203 --
Appendix D Sample Introductory Letter to Agency 205 --
Appendix E General Guidelines for Working with Children and Families 207 --
Appendix F Collectivistic Practices and Approaches 211 --
Appendix G Sample Placement Supervisor Evaluation of Worker 213 --
Appendix H Sample of Site Policy on Child Neglect and Abuse Reports 215.
Responsibility: Michelle R. Dunlap.

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Community service and learning experiences are booming as we enter the 21st century. This practical guide assists college students and other constituents as they psychologically prepare for volunteering, service-learning, practicums, fieldwork assignments, and internships in a diverse and ever-changing world. Though created with the novice community worker in mind, this book will also assist professors, teachers, administrators, and agency personnel in understanding and preparing workers for community service and learning in schools, child care centers, soup kitchens, and shelters for the home.

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This book will be a companion to students as they face the challenges, struggles, apprehensions, and joys of community service. It provides practical and realistic advice for students on many issues. Read more...

 
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