With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? The author has traveled the world to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. He blends the unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.
A practical book that addresses compassion fatigue. The author, a trauma social worker and educator, helps others who work in the trauma field find balance and ways to sustain themselves. Readers are gently guided along a path of exploration, growth, hope and recovery.
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Early Bird Deadline: February 15, 2019
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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry details how early-life stress and violence afftects the developing brain. His discoveries contradict the precept that children are emotionally resilient and will outgrow insults to their psyches. On the contrary, he says, abuse can chemically alter early brain development, resulting later in the inability to make appropriate behavioral decisions. Perry makes a powerful case for early intervention for disruptive children to prevent adult sociopathy.
Bonnie Ford, remembered for a life of service
October 22, 2015: The Ford Family Foundation is mourning the passing of Bonnie Ford, the second wife of our founder, Kenneth Ford. Bonnie Ford was an enthusiastic supporter of all of the Foundation’s work and most especially of our scholarship students.
We have lost friends, relatives
October 12, 2015 (Updated October 18, 2015): We continue to grieve the unspeakable loss that happened on October 1, 2015, at Umpqua Community College. We at The Ford Family Foundation have lost friends and relatives. Like everyone in the Roseburg area, we are doing our best to comfort one another. A week ago we attended funerals of beautiful people whose lives were cut short.
Putting a new focus on community efforts
In July, Ford Institute Director Roque Barros and Associate Director Max Gimbel met with a community action team in Ontario. The group had identified 10 priorities after a Ford Institute partner-led Alumni Celebration. After deliberation, the group decided to move ahead with a family recreation center. They had already drafted a 90-day work plan, which included a pledge to listen to 1,000 community residents.
they were listening, engaging, and making a plan