Nancy Schwartz on Raising a Son with Trisomy 21 / Down Syndrome

Nancy Schwartz:”Up, Not Down Syndrome: Uplifting Lessons Learned from Raising a Son with Trisomy 21″

Presented February 11, 2021
for Phoenixville Public Library

Up, Not Down Syndrome is a love letter and a map. Experience how it feels to think your life is over after having an unlovable baby. At first the loss seems impossible to overcome. Alex becomes Nancy’s greatest teacher. Love is stronger than fear. Everyone has gifts. The book consists of three parts: the story, the lessons Alex taught Nancy, and Alex’s perspective. Up, Not Down Syndrome is a promise to stay positive, no matter what: up, not down. Nancy’s journey gets to the core of what it is to be human.

Nancy M. Schwartz has taught in Pennsylvania for 26 years. She holds certificates as an ESL program specialist, reading specialist, and elementary and early education teacher. Nancy’s undergraduate degree came from Temple University, and she attended graduate school at Saint Joseph’s University. Nancy spent several summers studying at the Teachers College Columbia University, Reading and Writing Project. She enjoys ballet, reading, writing, art, fashion, animals, music, and, most of all, motherhood. This is her first book. More info at https://upnotdownbook.com​.

Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Lessons Learned

SKU 978-1-61599-136-5
$8.95
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From the author of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways

Jay S. Levy brings us a new educational resource entitled Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Lessons Learned. This monograph features three written works on homelessness inclusive of an article on moral, fiscal, and quality of life considerations, a new story entitled "Ronald's Narrative: The Original Housing First", and an interview that was originally featured in Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing. These three documents provide a rich and fertile resource for learning, reflecting, and informing needed action that promotes high quality outreach services and housing stabilization for the most vulnerable among us. The Reader will...

  • Learn about the positive measurable impact of a Housing First approach and its moral, fiscal, and quality of life implications.
  • Explore the relationship between Homeless Outreach and Housing First, as well as understand the five basic pretreatment principles that can be applied to both.
  • Learn how to utilize a Pretreatment Approach with individuals experiencing major mental illness and addiction.
  • Understand how to better integrate Housing First and Homeless Outreach initiatives with homelessness policy.
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