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- DescriptionIn The Goodness Within, Mark Redmond offers readers pragmatic reflections on mentoring, as well as a chronicle of his own experiences with young people in crisis. Incorporating stories from his twenty-year career as a counselor, Redmond examines some crucial social issues, such as: neglect, adolescent self-destruction and racism. The author writes, This book is about helping adolescents discover their own worth, dignity and goodness. Each chapter invites readers to consider ways to support young men and women at-risk in the discovery of their value and significance. The Goodness Within is a call to adults--parents, students, educators, counselors and clergy--to become involved with at-risk adolescents. Redmond writes, The adult must take the position, I'm going to stand by this young person, matter what it takes, matter how long it takes ...The long-term consequences for negative behavior are real, often severe and sometimes lethal. Based on the real life accounts described in various chapters, the appendix includes these discussion points: - creating positive memories - learning from failure - leadership - role models - taking a stand - making connections and more ...
- Author BiographyMark Redmond is associate executive director at the Domus Foundation in Stamford, Connecticut. He has worked with homeless, runaway and at-risk youth since 1981. He lives in Yonkers with his wife Marybeth and sons Aiden and Liam.
- Author(s)Mark Richmond
- PublisherPaulist Press International,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/01/2003
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Place of PublicationMahwah
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPaulist Press International,U.S.
- Weight254 g
- Width141 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine12 mm
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