All the Power Rests With You
"All the Power Rests with You" is a collection of poems written for children who might need the reassurance through the medium of poetry that they are indeed ok and special. Aided by her team of consultants from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and public health, Dr. Stutman has written in poetry a creative resource for pre-teens and adolescents. "All the Power Rests with You" opens a world of imagination and creative expression which children can use for their own individual empowerment and self-awareness. Included are chapters and activities entitled “Adventures in Writing Poetry,” “Feeling Safe,” “Feeling Out of Place,” “Positive Feelings,” and “The Future,” and over 50 blank pages upon which the children can craft their own poems, songs, stories, and pictures, thus providing them with their own individual creative diaries.
- Christina M. Kirchner, LSW, Executive Director, Philadelphia Children's Alliance
- Gene R. Corbman, M.D., Psychiatrist, Faculty, Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis
- Dr. Rev. Sunette Pienaar, General Manager, Heartbeat, South Africa
- Sorosh Roshan, M.D., M.P.H., President, The International Health Awareness Network
- Liane T. Rice, Legal Services Coordinator, Women Organized Against Rape
- Tammy Ann West, LSW, Director of Counseling, Women Organized Against Rape
“Once again, Sue Stutman shares with us her incredible talent for putting difficult feelings into words and encourages readers to express themselves, using the art of poetic expression. This book will be a great resource to children and adolescents who want to better express, and understand, their own feelings about some difficult subjects.”—Christina M. Kirchner, LSW, Executive Director, Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
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Dr. Suzanne Stutman is a professor of English, American Studies and Women’s Studies at Penn State University’s Abington College. She is the author of five scholarly texts and two books of poetry. Her previous book of poetry, Broken Feather: A Journey to Healing, explores the effects of child abuse. Dr. Stutman has written poetry for several organizations, including The International Health Awareness Network, The National Council of Women of the United States, and Friends of the Children. Her poems have been read and exhibited at the United Nations and at various locations around the world.
Dr. Stutman is the Immediate Past President of the National Council of Women of the United States and Vice President of the International Health Awareness Network. She serves on the Advisory Boards of The Toni Morrison Society, The Thomas Wolfe Society, and The Survivors’ Art Foundation
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