A Place Like Home

may well A description and discussion of the work of the housemeeting follows not because it is the most important aspect of the work of the hostel, which is, rather, to be found in the next chapter than in this one, but because it is ...


Author: W. David Wills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000437652

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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The late David Wills spent a lifetime in the service of the so-called delinquent, the misfit, the maladjusted. He was the first Englishman to train as a psychiatric social worker and was well known for his books The Hawkspur Experiment, The Barns Experiment, etc. Originally published in 1970, this book describes another experiment with a hostel for boys leaving schools for maladjusted children and lacking any settled home from which to enter the community. It demonstrates once again David Wills’s conviction that the offender wants to be ‘good’ and will be helped by affection rather than by punishment. Yet it is obvious that the work was full of stress and that only people with some of the attributes of archangels could respond to the boys’ needs and remain in control of the situation. The book demonstrates the extent of deprivation suffered by such young people and that no ordinary hostels or lodgings will do if they are to be set upon a less turbulent course of life, leading to truly adult independence. It added greatly to our understanding of the personalities, experience of life and needs of maladjusted boys in their ‘teens at the time, although the lessons drawn from it were disturbing in relation both to prevention and treatment. The penetration of David Wills’s assessment is beyond doubt and (as Dame Eileen Younghusband concludes in her Foreword) his book will give a great deal to those ‘trying in various capacities to help boys and girls who otherwise would grow into adulthood permanently handicapped emotionally and socially’. This book is a re-issue originally published in 1970. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.


Colin has had enough. After all these years, he's decided Frank has to move out. But Frank doesn't want to go. He loves living with Colin and is scared of having to face the real world without his best friend.


Author: Lane Colin


ISBN: 0140260951

Category: Australian wit and humor

Page: 216

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Roots to Power

For that reason , when building chapters of a turf organization , I usually only hold two or three housemeetings during ... The problem can be avoided by building in preparations for the big meeting as part of each housemeeting agenda .


Author: Lee Staples

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275969975

Category: Political Science

Page: 371

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This how-to manual presents strategies, tactics, methods, and techniques that community members can use to take collective action in the pursuit of hopes, visions, and dreams for a better future.

Official Report of the Standing Committees

Dalkeith, Earl of : Definition of house meeting tolerable standard, 41. General duty of Local Authority in respect of houses not meeting tolerable standard, 8-9. 10, 25-6. Power of Local Authority to secure repair of house in state of ...


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons


ISBN: PSU:000070103830



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The Record

( Court House . ) MEETING OF CENTRAL COUNCIL . 5.00 o'clock . RECEPTION at the home of Bishop Gailor , 729 Poplar Street . 4.30 o'clock . ( Calvary Parish House . ) MEETING FOR BRANCH SECRETARIES . EVENING . 6.00 o'clock .


Author: Girls Friendly Society


ISBN: UCAL:B2861627

Category: Girls


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The Sputnik Challenge

7, 1958, Dulles Telephone Calls, Reel 10. 35. Anderson memcon, Nov. 18, 1958 (of White House meeting, Nov. 18, 1958), DDE Diary, Box 37. 36. Bottome, Missile Gap, 83. 37. Goodpaster memoon, Sept. 30, 1958 (of White House meeting, Sept.


Author: Robert A. Divine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938162

Category: History

Page: 272

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched a 184-pound metal ball called Sputnik into orbit around the Earth, and America plummeted into a panic. Nuclear weapon designer Edward Teller claimed that the United States had lost "a battle more important and greater than Pearl Harbor," and magazine articles appeared with such headlines as "Are We Americans Going Soft?" In the White House, President Eisenhower seemed to do nothing, leading Kennedy in 1960 to proclaim a "missile gap" in the Soviet's favor. Rarely has public perception been so dramatically at odds with reality. In The Sputnik Challenge, Robert Divine provides a fascinating look at Eisenhower's handling of the early space race--a story of public uproar, secret U-2 flights, bungled missile tests, the first spy satellite, political maneuvering, and scientific triumph. He recreates the national hysteria over the first two Sputnik launches, illustrating the anxious handwringing that the Democrats (led by Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson) aggressively played for political gain. Divine takes us to private White House meetings, showing how Eisenhower worked closely with science adviser James Killian, allowing him to take the lead in creating a civilian agency--NASA--which provided intelligent and forceful leadership for American space programs. But the President also knew from priceless intelligence from U-2 flights over the U.S.S.R. that he had little to fear from the touted missile gap, and he fought to limit the growth and multiplication of military missile programs. Eisenhower's assurance, however, rested on classified information, and he did little to instill his confidence in the public. Nor could he boast of his early support for the secret spy satellite program (which quickly replaced the U-2 plane after Gary Powers was shot down in 1960). So the public continued to worry, feeding the national movement for educational reform as well as congressional maneuvering over funding for numerous strategic projects. Eisenhower, Divine writes, possessed keen strategic vision and a sure sense of budgetary priorities, but ultimately he flunked a crucial test of leadership when he failed to reassure the frightened public that their fears were groundless. As a result, he ultimately failed in his goal to limit military spending as well--which led to a real missile gap in reverse. Incisively written and deeply researched, The Sputnik Challenge provides a briskly-paced history of the origins of NASA, the space race, and the age of the ICBM.

The Impeachment Report

A White House meeting was also important for U.S. national security because it would have served to bolster Ukraine's negotiating position in peace talks with Russia. It also would have supported Ukraine as a bulwark against further ...


Author: U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510759701

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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With an Introduction by Acclaimed Legal Scholar and New York Times Bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, The Official Impeachment Inquiry Report on The Results of The Trump-Ukraine Investigation—Plus the Articles of Impeachment and the Republican Report Disputing the Results of the Democratic Investigation. Donald Trump is on the verge of being only the third US President impeached by the House of Representatives, but is this a case of a president abusing his power and obstructing justice, or is it a partisan witch hunt protecting the Deep State? Can you trust the mainstream media, or do you want to read the Report for yourself? This groundbreaking report—released by the U.S. House Of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Adam Schiff—contains the results of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions as he sought for Ukraine to announce investigations into Hunter Biden, as well as the Committee’s conclusions about whether those actions are impeachable offenses. Covering topics ranging from the anonymous whistleblower’s first attempts to spread the word about Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, to the Congressional testimony of Trump’s advisers and ambassadors, to the statements of Rudy Giuliani and William Barr, and even the President’s efforts to influence the inquiry, The Impeachment Report offers readers the full findings of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, the articles of impeachment themselves, a rebuttal report from Republican representatives that disputes the process and results of the Democratic investigation, an introduction by esteemed attorney Alan Dershowitz, and information about the impeachment process itself. It is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to know whether impeachment is warranted, and is a critical text in the ongoing back-and-forth battle to protect American democracy.

Report of the Congressional Committee Investigating the Iran Contra Affair

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ISBN: UOM:39015034027147

Category: Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990


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Campaign Boot Camp

The team's one hundred house meeting hosts will invite neighbors and colleagues for coffee with the candidate, who visits with ten to forty people for an hour, recruiting an average of ten volunteers per house meeting.


Author: Christine Pelosi

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781609944803

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Attorney, author, and activist Christine Pelosi presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail for anyone who wants to run for office, advocate for a cause, or win a public policy issue. Right from the stroller, Pelosi was campaigning with her mother Nancy, and she knows like few others the nuts and bolts of politics. Christine uses a boot camp model to provide practical advice and “get real” exercises, distilling best practices from across the political spectrum. Pelosi shows aspiring leaders how to master the fundamentals of campaigning—management, message, money, and mobilization—laying out a 7-step program for effective campaigning at all levels of public service, from community initiatives to congressional races “A passionate call to public service—and a practical guide for making that service more productive. Christine Pelosi is a sharp and knowledgeable drill sergeant looking to whip our democratic process back into shape.” —Arianna Huffington

Immigrants Under Threat

We end the house meeting in the same way that we end most gatherings with La Unión: a practice sometimes called the unity clap, a rhythmic clap that starts slowly and increases in tempo. The unity clap was a common ritual employed ...


Author: Greg Prieto

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479853144

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A portrait of two Mexican immigrant communities confronting threats of deportation, detention, and dispossession Everyday life as an immigrant in a deportation nation is fraught with risk, but everywhere immigrants confront repression and dispossession, they also manifest resistance in ways big and small. Immigrants Under Threat shifts the conversation from what has been done to Mexican immigrants to what they do in response. From private strategies of avoidance, to public displays of protest, immigrant resistance is animated by the massive demographic shifts that started in 1965 and an immigration enforcement regime whose unprecedented scope and intensity has made daily life increasingly perilous. Immigrants Under Threat focuses on the way the material needs of everyday life both enable and constrain participation in immigrant resistance movements. Using ethnographic research from two Mexican immigrant communities on California’s Central Coast, Greg Prieto argues that immigrant communities turn inward to insulate themselves from the perceived risks of authorities and a hostile public. These barriers are overcome through the face-to-face work of social-movement organizing that transforms individual grievances into collective demands. The social movements that emerge are shaped by the local political climates in which they unfold and remain tethered to their material inspiration. Immigrants Under Threat explains that Mexican immigrants seek not to transcend, but to burrow into American institutions of law and family so that they might attain a measure of economic stability and social mobility that they have sought all along.