Is your internal playlist holding you back from being the leader you could be? In The Leader’s Playlist, leadership coach Susan Drumm unveils a groundbreaking process that outlines how our childhood wounds influence our ability to lead others and how music can heal those wounds. Maybe you’re having a hard time retaining or engaging your people. Or perhaps you’re feeling burnout or that you can’t delegate or trust your team to deliver. These problems and other leadership challenges can be addressed by shifting how you show up as a leader, and music is the catalyst. Drawing on neuroscience and leadership research, Drumm’s process uses the power of music to, first, help you recognize when an old, detrimental neural pathway (the old playlist, established by childhood wounds) is activated and, second, guide you to strengthen a new neural pathway (a new playlist). This book will help you: • Make better decisions instead of defaulting to old neural pathways • Attract others who are as committed as you are to a mission • Scale your business more efficiently and effectively by influencing and inspiring instead of defending and controlling With newfound freedom from the weight of the old playlist, you will unleash energy to focus on a meaningful mission, find more joy, and lead in a way that brings out the best in others.
A “courageous, compassionate, and rigorous every-person’s guide” (Christina Bethell, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) that shows the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and diseases, and how to cope and heal from these emotional traumas. Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, but it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall well-being. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents’ chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical “fingerprints” on our brains. When children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering the body’s chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting children’s stress response to “high,” which in turn can have a devastating impact on their mental and physical health as they grow up. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. “Groundbreaking” (Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance) in its research, inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology—and help your loved ones find ways to heal. “A truly important gift of understanding—illuminates the heartbreaking costs of childhood trauma and like good medicine offers the promising science of healing and prevention” (Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart).
'Adult Lives' is a diverse collection of readings from all stages of life which aim to understand how those living and working together in an ageing society relate to each other. It uses a holistic approach to understanding ageing in adulthood that is applicable to all, including those developing policy and in practice.
Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands is a critical reference guide to development of education in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Comoros Islands, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zanzibar. The chapters provide an overview of the education system in each country, focusing particularly on contemporary education policies and some of the problems countries in this region face during the processes of development. Key themes include the practice of implementation of educational policy and the impact of global and local educational decisions on societies. Due to the demographic scale and the cultural diversity of India, the volume contains a particularly extensive coverage of the distinctive educational issues in this country. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.
This text addresses the specific lack of clinical educational support for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals as they age. Chapters are written by multidisciplinary healthcare experts who present topical discussions in five critical areas: essential foundational information needed to understand the life experience of older TGNC people; mental and behavioral health issues; social service considerations; specific concerns for nurses; and unique long-term medical concerns for providers. In addition, special attention is placed on providing care for TGNC veteran populations, including strategies to access social services and Social Security, and developing support networks. Transgender Health and Aging is an excellent resource for clinical and research professionals from a variety of medical disciplines, including geriatricians, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, public health officials, social workers, nurses as well as nonprofessional audiences interested in transgender healthcare in older adults.
Understanding how chronic stress affects child development with step-by-step guidelines for conducting trauma-informed assessments and interventions Children exposed to early negative and adverse experiences may not think, feel, process emotions, behave, respond to, or relate to others the same way that typically developing children do. If psychologists do not appreciate and understand the effects of trauma in the lives of children, they may be working in ways that are not efficient or effective and may actually be providing a disservice to the children and families they serve. This volume provides an overview of the deleterious effects of adverse childhood experiences (also referred to as complex trauma, toxic stress or developmental trauma) on children's functioning, adjustment, cognitive, social-emotional, behavioral, academic, and neuropsychological outcomes. Complex trauma can alter brain structure and function and throw children off a normal developmental trajectory resulting in a myriad of negative outcomes. In addition, step-by-step guidelines are provided for conducting trauma-informed assessments, treatments, and interventions. Understand how early stressors can affect influence normal development and influence child psychopathology Learn how exposure to early life adversity affects the biological stress systems which can compromise normal brain development Become familiar with the functions and neuropsychological constructs associated with brain regions affected by chronic stress. Identify risk factors that can negatively influence children’s behavioral, social, emotional, cognitive, and academic functioning Identify and use trauma-sensitive assessment instruments and protocols Gather background and family history from a trauma perspective Use evidence-based interventions to best meet each child's unique needs Essentials of Trauma-Informed Assessment and Interventions in the Schools is essential reading for school, clinical, and related psychologists and their trainers.
Pervasive developmental disorders are characterized by a broad-based loss or impairment of functions that would be expected for a child's age. "Psychoses and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence" explores developmental disorders and also the conditions, plus those traditionally considered childhood psychoses. Eighteen experts in the field of child psychiatry present concise yet detailed summaries of these until now sparsely covered mental illness topics. The book discusses recent changes in the diagnosis and definition of these disorders, advances in knowledge, and treatment. It also addresses theoretical issues regarding the notion of childhood psychosis and the mistaken idea that children are somehow protected from depression and other forms of affective illness. Major changes in DSM-IV categories and criteria, especially for autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, make this book a useful tool in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent mental disorders. An increased interest in this subject, plus significant changes from DSM-III-R to DSM-IV, suggested the potential usefulness of a volume designed specifically for clinicians caring for children with these disorders. An American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training institute on these issues provided the foundation for this book.
Offspring of alcoholic parents have been identified as at risk for maladjustment across many domains of psychosocial functioning, including the development of alcohol and drug problems. However, it is critical to acknowledge that not all children of alcoholics (COAs) are maladjusted. A theoretically- and empirically-based understanding of the relationship between parental alcoholism and behavioral and psychological problems is necessary for the identification of children at greatest risk and for the development of appropriate intervention approaches. The present study investigated how family disruption in childhood, including parental divorce, instability, and aggression and violence between family members, may contribute to the development of alcohol or drug involvement among adolescent COAs. Offspring conduct problems and level of familial support were examined as potential mediating or moderating factors. Subjects, who were selected from an ongoing longitudinal study, included 50 substance abusing and 50 nonabusing adolescents with at least one alcoholic biological parent. Adolescent and parent pairs completed a battery of psychosocial interviews and questionnaires at intake and at follow-up time points of 6 months, 1, 2, and 4 years. Analyses included the cross-sectional comparison of abusers and nonabusers, and longitudinal evaluation of initially nonabusing teens. The families in this study reported much higher rates of violence, including both interparental and parent to child aggression, than those which have been reported in the general population. Childhood family instability was related to offspring conduct problems and lessened familial support in adolescence. However, neither family instability, nor family aggression and violence, during childhood were related to subsequent substance involvement. Contrary to expectations, male adolescents from intact families demonstrated greater risk for substance involvement and abuse than those who experienced parental divorce during childhood. Discrepancies between the present results and previous evidence may be due in part to the present focus on the impact of family disruption on offspring functioning over time rather than concurrently. Future study of the impact of family disruption on COAs should include consideration of alcohol-specific behaviors (such as modeling) as well as changes in the family environment over time.