As a first time writer my book Pick up the Phone and Listen/Wake up Call is about (The Reality and Actuality of Youth Violence: Family, Community, & Prison). The book brings attention to the rise of youth violence, bullying, recognizing changes in attitude and behavior that affects youths mentally,
As a first time writer my book Pick up the Phone and Listen/Wake up Call is about (The Reality and Actuality of Youth Violence: Family, Community, & Prison). The book brings attention to the rise of youth violence, bullying, recognizing changes in attitude and behavior that affects youths mentally, physically, socially emotionally and educationally.
My book addresses the needs of youths lacking responsible parents, living in a single/two parent family, peer pressure and role models that they can trust and confide in. Their dire need of respect for their personal opinions having someone to listen to what they have to say, the lack of passion and compassion. (Parents and youth need to communicate). In my book there are comments from incarcerated and discharged inmates who became imprisoned at an early age as a juvenile and adult offender, and now wants to share their experiences to help make a difference by giving something back.
Opinions from professionals, parents, and other adults who work with or have youths at risk/at promise are discussed. Pick up The Phone and Listen stresses the need to educate and make our children aware as young as toddlers and preschoolers regarding violence, hate, prison, crime and bullying by having volunteers during presentation in our schools and communities. I also express my concern of holding adults accountable for their actions and non actions when being irresponsible for our children's, safety, health, welfare and education. In my book I share the importance of my family foundation, Parents for Prevention.
A section of my book is a autobiographical, describing my childhood growing up in the 60s, my "Vietnam" experience, my 25 years of employment as a Operation's Officer with the Department of Corrections at the Erie County Prison and my introduction and training into Martial Arts. As a result of this experience I gained mind and body Discipline.
I was the first karate instructor who trained and promoted my student Billy Blanks, the "Tae Bo" founder and Martial arts movie star, to his first- and -second - degree black belts as an inner city youth growing up in Erie Pennsylvania during the early 70s. I talk about the Billy Blanks I use to know. (Photos are included in my book).
Founder of the following programs The Karate Fighting School of Self Defense- 1969 Women on Guard Program- Self Preservation- 1974 Children on Guard Program-Self Preservation- 1979 Erie County Prison Juvenile Awareness Program-prevention-1986 Youth on a Mission Team Inc.- Youth Service-1990 Victims of Bullies ALLY Group Exposure- Support Group-(V.O.B.A.G.E)
- الفئات: شؤون عائلية
- غلاف الكتاب: غلاف عادي
- لغة الكتاب: الانجليزية
- الكاتب: Thomas J. Myers
- الناشر: Xlibris Corporation
- رقم ال ISBN: 9781441566676
- عدد الصفحات: 320
- لأبعاد (الارتفاع*العرض*العمق): 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.72 inches