Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future

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National Educational Service, 2002 - Education - 160 pages
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Second edition! This resource integrates Native American philosophies and Western psychology to provide you with a unique perspective on troubled youth. The authors challenge you to reassess your concepts of youth at risk as they present a clear, compelling alternative for reaching them. Reclaiming Youth at Risk explores:
  • The causes of discouragement for today?s youth
  • The creation of a Circle of Courage to give youth a sense of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity
  • How to reclaim our troubled and lost youth

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Dr. Brendtro, you are a reference on the website of the William Gladden Foundation in Tallahassee FL; you may be interested in my review of that fraudulent outfit...
Scam, fraud and abuse best
describe Founder/CEO, Dr. Waln K. Brown—who is the only ‘staff’ at the William Gladden Foundation (which is the dining room in his house). Brown should be charged with fraud, child abuse, spouse abuse, and drug abuse. I’m a close friend of one of Brown’s three step children. Brown doesn’t practice what he preaches-- his three step children went to live with him when they were 7, 8, and 9 years old. Growing up, they were not allowed to celebrate birthdays, holidays, or have any friends over-- not even outside to play in their spacious yard. While Brown got (gets) high everyday, his step children turned to drugs, alcohol, trouble with the law, and running away from home—running away from the William Gladden Foundation! What a scam, Brown writes about helping troubled teens when in fact he causes so much grief and chaos under his own roof. Brown calls only one of step kids ‘son’ (in front of the others of course), and refused to attend his step-daughter’s wedding just a few months ago. Brown purchased a gun which he brags about—given his fanatical aggressive behavior, his wife’s family is very concerned for her well-being.  

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This is a must read for parents and educators. Looking through the lens of unmet needs of our students can provide us and our students with much more opportunity for success. The circle of courage ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Mary E. Cochran is the wife of an Episcopal bishop who worked on the Standing Rock Reservation and who later was named bishop of Alaska. She and her husband live in Tacoma, Washington.
Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., a Catholic priest, is the director of the Native American Studies Program and an associate professor of anthropology at Creighton University. He is the author of "The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice" (Nebraska 1998).

Martin Brokenleg, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota, is a professor of Native American studies at Augustana College and an Episcopal priest. He is a coauthor of "Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future,"

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