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by Martha Randolph Carr

  • Author: Martha Randolph Carr
  • ISBN: 1591025109
  • ISBN13: 978-1591025108
  • ePub: 1378 kb | FB2: 1841 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (August 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 280
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 170
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A Place to Call Home: The Amazing Success Story of Modern Orphanages ePub download

Martha Randolph Carr captures the story of a mother's journey to save herself and her son by letting go and finding miracles in America's orphanages. Children's homes are a success story that have been hidden away for too long and Carr's message is inspirational for us al.

Martha Randolph Carr captures the story of a mother's journey to save herself and her son by letting go and finding miracles in America's orphanages. -Lillian Vernon Founder of Lillian Vernon Corporation. Carr's book should touch hearts and open minds.

A Place to Call Home book. Noted journalist Martha Randolph Carr tells the story of five residential education facilities from the heart of urban America to the plains of Texas. Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Angelina Jolie: These. Go along with Carr on an amazing journey of discovery as she opens the doors of REFs and shows the cottages, resident couples, dining halls, gyms, flute lessons, bowling trips, hayrides, karate lessons, graduations, and many more glimpses into the lives of the thousands of children who now live and thrive in these places and call them home today.

Martha Randolph Carr captures the story of a mother''s journey to save herself and her son by letting go and finding miracles in America''s orphanages

Martha Randolph Carr captures the story of a mother''s journey to save herself and her son by letting go and finding miracles in America''s orphanages. Children''s homes are a success story that have been hidden away for too long and Carr''s message is inspirational for us al. Lillian Vernon, Founder of Lillian Vernon CorporationCarr''s book should touch hearts and open minds.

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The Amazing Success Story of Modern Orphanages. Orphanages are becoming part of the discussion again, but in a modern-day form.

A Place to Call Home : The Amazing Success Story of Modern Orphanages.

Patricia welcomes Martha Randolph Carr, journalist who frequently writes for the Washington Post .

Patricia welcomes Martha Randolph Carr, journalist who frequently writes for the Washington Post, ww. lubMom. com and ww. dealLives. She will discuss her book A Place to Call Home, the success story of America's Modern Day Orphanages which is part personal memoir, and brings listeners effective solutions to provide a better life and a hopeful future for more and more homeless children. The Patricia Raskin Show

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In this book, Martha Randolph Carr shatters the myths that surround what are now called residential education .

In this book, Martha Randolph Carr shatters the myths that surround what are now called residential education facilities. She discovers that they are not facilities at all - they are homes to children and young men and women who grow up in safe and loving environments. In this first study of orphanages in over sixty years, Carr talks with the young residents, teachers, counselors, house parents, and administrators about how the schools - many of which have existed for well over a century - have adapted to modern needs.

A Place to Call Home: The Amazing Success Story of Modern Orphanages by Martha Randolph Carr. There are some books around, but I’ve never seen anyone else reading. Are There Any Traditional Orphanages in the US? from The Huffington Post. Best Kept Secret of Something We’re Doing Well in America by Martha Carr. I think the books may have been left behind by people who moved out. We still have VHS that no one has gotten rid of, too. There’s also a Wii, but I’ve never seen that used either.

Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Angelina Jolie: These are just a few of the famous faces who have gotten involved in the world crisis of homeless children. What is in the best interests of the child is once again a hot topic, and finally, with a twist. Orphanages are becoming part of the discussion again, but in a modern-day form.A Place to Call Home is the untold story of present-day orphanages — now called residential education facilities (REFs) and academies — and how they fit into the spectrum of choices for children who no longer have a family to return home to every night. Noted journalist Martha Randolph Carr tells the story of five residential education facilities from the heart of urban America to the plains of Texas.Go along with Carr on an amazing journey of discovery as she opens the doors of REFs and shows the cottages, resident couples, dining halls, gyms, flute lessons, bowling trips, hayrides, karate lessons, graduations, and many more glimpses into the lives of the thousands of children who now live and thrive in these places and call them home today. Learn how the tools for successful reinvention used in these academies can be adapted by anyone who is facing great changes such as divorce or career shifts. And get solid tips from each home on how every family can raise a happier, more confident, and independent child.As Carr learns about the families that are made in residential education facilities, she relates the moving story of her relationship with her son, Louie. She discovers that though they have been pulled apart, the secrets the homes have to share could become the road map to mending their troubled relationship and allow them to embrace the constant changes required to feel fulfilled and live without regret.Part study of modern-day orphanages and part memoir, A Place to Call Home shows us an effective solution for America' troubled families. In light of the demonstrable successes of REFs in helping homeless children, Carr questions why there should be any controversy about them, especially considering the decline in the number of available foster families. She argues that REFs are a less-expensive option for public money, providing wrap-around care and structure to the world’s most vulnerable population. Furthermore, REFs have succeeded in sending more children to colleges and trade schools than from the general populace. Finally, she describes her own foundation, the Shared Abundance Foundation, a national college scholarship fund for children who have grown up in US residential education facilities, plus the Family Tree Project, which works to reunite the thousands of alumni of orphanages who cannot find each other. Small vignettes of REF alumni are included between chapters. A Place to Call Home is a compelling story of many dedicated people who are succeeding in providing a better life and a hopeful future for more and more homeless children.
Ceck
This book is phenomenal and does an excellent job of exposing this hidden world so few would ever think existed in the modern first world United States. I spent the last half of my childhood in one of these places, it was my salvation after years of emotional and physical abuse, but to look at me now as a successful university student you would never guess it and the few people I have admitted it to refuse to believe it. Carr does a very good job of portraying the healing that takes place in children's home as a result of the provided safety and stability that comes with growing up in a healthy environment. With family breakdown worsening with each day depriving children of safe loving homes to return to at night institutionalized care can be the best option and for that reason I recommend this book to all teachers,social workers, judges, and anyone else who has dealings with child development.
Vosho
I became interested in Orphanages because of Mercy Home in Chicago. We went to a fund raiser and heard some of their success stories. I bought this book because I was curious about present day orphanages. After all, we have heard the horror stories about orphanages of the past and I wanted to see if they had evolved. This book tells the story in a most uplifting way. Thank you Ms. Carr.
Oreavi
Well written and strong argument for increasing residential care programs as a powerful approach to transforming the lives of young men and women in our disadvantaged neighborhoods. It is time to stop making believe that our foster care system is effective and look a real world working residential programs that can demonstrate results.
Painwind
I was looking for information and history. Too much of the book is an autobiography that I wasn't expecting. I'm quite disappointed.
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