The Search For Common Ground In Sex Education: A Call for Community Action

 
9780964438927: The Search For Common Ground In Sex Education: A Call for Community Action

Author Ed Crawford addresses how society's "erosion of conscience" has left young people vulnerable to destructive choices, especially sexual activity. And, while adults debate the way sex education should be taught in public schools, Crawford laments, "... Sexual activity among our teens continues to soar. Amidst all this there must be an answer. We must not give up. Our kids are at stake, as is indeed the very future of America. We must respond."

Crawford identifies "ten essentials" that help young people learn "conscience equipping" skills. And, he describes how these "ten essentials" can be used in the public scools for designing a sex education curricula that can be endorsed by adults on all sides of the "sex education" debate

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About the Author:

Ed Crawford, director of the Eckert Youth Homes of Williston, North Dakota, has helped at-risk teens manage unruly behavior and make responsible choices for the past 20 years. He was born in Akron, Ohio, where he and his two older sisters shared their home with six foster children over a span ov seven years. With concern for children who were hurting, Ed pursued a career in working with families in crisis. Upon completion of his undergraduate work at the University of Akron, Ed became the case worker for Highlands Child Placement Service, a Kansas City-based adoption agency. While at Highlands, Ed earned his Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Missouri. Since 1981 he has been executive director of the Eckert Youth Homes of Williston, where he has worked with more than 300 teenagers who have been placed at Eckert Youth Home due to a breakdown in their family setting. Ed is a lifetime member of the Parent Teacher Association, holds ! ministerial credentials and is a Rotarian, a member of the National Association of Homes and Services for Children, and Past President of the National Fellowship of Child Care Executives. Ed and his wife, Sharon, are the parents of four sons.

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Parents, educators, clergy and social workers alike will find inspiration and hope from the practical advice Crawford delivers in this book. It is a must for the libraries of everyone who is involved with the care and nurturing of young people! -- Publisher Comments

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