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- Author(s)Amiram Raviv,Devorah Omer,Maurice Jesse Elias,Vered Hankin
- PublisherResearch Press Inc.,U.S.
- Date of Publication31/01/2012
- GenreEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationIL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintResearch Press Inc.,U.S.
- Weight525 g
- Width178 mm
- Height229 mm
- Author BiographyDr Vered Hankin , Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and internationally acclaimed storyteller. As both psychologist and storyteller, Vered lectures and performs nationally and internationally in venues as diverse as academic conferences, theaters, charitable organizations, and radio and television. She has been named the leading storyteller of her generation (Howard Schwartz, The Jewish Week ). Her publications include stories and essays in On the Fringes: An Anthology of Young Jewish Women's Writings (SUNY Press, 2003), The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents (Norton Press, 2000), and interviews in such publications as Response and New Voices . Vered's CD recording, The Day the Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic , based on Howard Schwartz's National Jewish Book Award-winning collection, was produced by Broadway producer Shari Upbin. The CD received the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board, as well as The Gold Award from NAPPA (National Association of Parenting Publication Awards). In addition, Vered joined celebrities Jerry Stiller, Leonard Nimoy, and Henry Winkler in an internationally aired radio show and audio CD of children's folktales, One People: Many Stories . In addition to her storytelling escapades, Vered is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, USA. She is also founder and director of MBSR Chicago, an organization devoted to mindfulness interventions for chronic illness. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jeremy Kaufman, and their two children, Jonah and Coral. Devorah Omer was born on Kibbutz Maoz Haim in 1932. She completed her studies in 1952 and became a teacher. In addition to writing and adapting more than 100 books for children and youth, she has written plays, radio scripts, a novel for adults, and personal columns in several children's magazines. One of the most prolific and popular children's writers in Israel, Devorah has received many awards, including the Yatziv Prize (1959), the Lamdan Prize (1967, 1981), the Ministry of Education Prize (1973), the Prime Minister's Prize (1979), an Andersen International Honor Citation (1986), the Ze'ev Prize (1981, 1991), the Janusz Korczak Medal (1987), the Hadassah Prize (2002), the Ministry of Education Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2005), and the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2006). Dr Maurice J. Elias , Ph.D., is a professor and the director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, USA; academic director of Rutgers' Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships Program (engage.rutgers.edu); coordinator of Rutgers' Internship Program in Applied, School, and Community Psychology; past president of the international Society for Community Research and Action/Division of Community Psychology (27) of APA; director of Rutgers' Social-Emotional Learning Lab; coordinator of Improving School Climate for Academic and Life Success at Rutgers' Center for Applied Psychology; and founding member of the leadership team for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (www.CASEL.org). He has been elected as a fellow in five divisions of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Elias is a past winner of the Lela Rowland Prevention Award, the Ernest McMahon Class of 1930 Award for service to New Jersey, and the American Psychological Association/Society for Community Research and Action's Distinguished Contribution to Practice and Ethnic Minority Mentoring awards. He lectures nationally and internationally, has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, and is frequently sought out as an expert for articles in magazines and newspapers. He has written an award-winning weekly parenting column, most recently for the Sunday Newark Star-Ledger's Family Accent section. His books include Research Press's Social Decision Making/Social Pro
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