This book-the first ethnography of water conservation on the Great Plains-provides an account of High Plains aquifer decline through an exploration of the different ways in which heartland residents inhabit and understand the imminent depletion of groundwater. This literary ethnography offers a vividly sketched look into the lives and stories of this community, based on interviews with members of the community such as fellow farmers and state regulators, woven together with historical data, journalistic documentation, and Bessire's personal reflections of his family's lived experiences. (Five generations of the author's family have lived in the region as farmers and ranchers.)--
The RBT Book is a comprehensive manual for Registered Behavior Technicians(®) (RBT(®) and RBT(®) Candidates. It covers all competencies in the RBT(®) Task List, includes concepts, examples, visuals to prepare the RBT(®) Candidate to pass the RBT(®) Exam and master the skills necessary to provide effective and ethical services to ABA clients. The RBT(®) Book is unlike any other; it focuses on both content and exemplars of what it means to be an RBT(), the use of visuals explaining the material further than any other book, and task analyses on how-to do the work of an RBT(®). Each chapter includes summaries and tips to better prepare future RBTs(®). Registered Behavior Technician(®) (RBT(®)) is owned by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.(®) (BACB(®)).--Back cover.
Subtle racism, sexism, and heterosexism remain relatively invisible and potentially harmful to the well-being, self-esteem, and standard of living of many marginalized groups in society. These daily common experiences of aggression may have significantly more influence on anger, frustration, and self-esteem than traditional overt forms of racism, sexism, and heterosexism. Their invisible nature prevents perpetrators from realizing and confronting their own complicity in creating psychological dilemmas for minorities and their role in creating disparities in employment, health care, and education. The book begins by introducing the concept of microaggressions and then presents a taxonomy of microaggressions. Next, the book looks at the psychological effect of microaggressions on both the perpetrators and target person. The manifestations of racial, gender, and sexual orientation microaggressions are explored along with their impact. The book closes with a discussion of microaggressions in education, employment, and health care along with suggestions and guidelines for combating microaggressions. Each chapter concludes with a section called The Way Forward that contains guidelines, strategies, and interventions that can be taken to make our society free of microaggressions--