AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN DEVELOPING BETTER HELP FOR DISADVANTAGED, ADHD, AUTISTIC AND FOSTER KIDS
by Sue West
AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN examines various theoretical models used in working with children such as the Wellness Model, the Illness Model, and the Whole Child Model. The book discusses the tendency of some practitioners to approach problems through perceived inherent weaknesses and illnesses in order to alter and “correct” the child. In contrast, the book also recounts examples in which the strengths of children are used as a portal through which wellness can be found and supported.
Gripping human interest stories provide examples of the two approaches. A discussion of social controversies and conflicts also employs riveting examples of the application of well-meaning but obsolete or misguided theories, as opposed to approaches grounded in fuller research … and in experience and cutting-edge training in helping kids.
Sue West graduated from the Arizona state university system with a master’s degree in education She taught junior high school in disadvantaged and mixed socioeconomic areas in the 1980’s for nine years in Arizona.
AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN contains 50 bibliographic references and quotes many other sources such as news articles and documentary movies. The book will appeal to mentors, tutors, teachers, parents, children’s therapists and social workers. The work is published by:
Sue West Books
3400 E. Speedway Blvd, #118-132
Tucson, Az, 85716-3960
AMERICA’S TWISTED CHILDREN is perfectbound in paperback form, and was printed in January of 2012. The ISBN number is 978-0-9847611-0-4.