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Facing the Rising Sun is about the responsibility we all share to care for and support one another, thus creating families and communities in which all of our children thrive.Itís about the responsibility we all share to create a safety net within our communities so that children and families, when struggling, can get the kinds of support they need, thereby minimizing the need for punitive human service and juvenile justice system involvement.Itís also about the ways in which this nationís human and social service systems could be transformed from systems that assess for individual pathology and that ration supports and services to those considered most cooperative and deserving, into systems that proactively identify fundamental needs and support the healing and development of human beings and family systems in ways that are culturally affirming and integrity-based.
--FROM FACING THE RISING SUN
Reflecting on his accumulated personal and professional experiences, psychologist and educator Oronde Miller offers a refreshing contribution to discussions about the well-being of African American families and children. This collection of essays is a must read for anyone concerned about African American families, and the improvement of this nation's child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Facing The Rising Sun begins with an impassioned call to personaland professional activism. In the essays that follow Miller highlights the importance of nurturing families and communities, highlighting the deeper significance and beauty inherent in opportunities to develop families for children and youth in need. He goes on to describe problematic features of this nation's systems for supporting children, youth and families, while offering a vision for what a set of systems could look like when dedicated to supporting and healing children, families and communities. Evident throughout these essays is Oronde Miller's clear love and belief in the transformative potential of African American families and communities.This collection of essays will both challenge and inspire readers to reflect more thoughtfully and critically about the transformative possibilities for this nation's human service systems, as well as our individual and collective roles in the work of healing African American families. Human service professionals, social work students and educators, judges and legal professionals, and generally concerned citizens will thoroughly enjoy reading these essays.
Publication Date: Fall 2010 Format: hardcover Trim: 8.5 x 5.5, 206 pages ISBN: 978-0-9824840-1-2 Price: $24.00
The Author... Oronde Miller is the Founder and Executive Director of theInstitute for Family and Child Well-Being.He has served as Senior Director of Strategic Consulting for Casey Family Programs; Senior Research Assistant at the Child Welfare League of America; Research Associate for the National Center on Permanency for African American Children; and as Chief of Staff for the Maryland Department of Human Resources (Maryland's Human Services Agency). An educator and psychologist by training, Oronde has a particular interest in family dynamics, schooling and education, and the reclamation of traditional African methods of character formation and development among children and adolescents. Oronde and his brother briefly experienced foster care as young children, before being adopted and raised in a wonderful African American family in Detroit, Michigan. He currently lives in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. Oronde is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about potential participation in an event, email Oronde directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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