Opening Our Arms: Helping Troubled Kids Do Well

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Kathy Regan

Bull Publishing

344 pages. $16.95.

A personal narrative of the author’s experience as the nurse manager of a locked child psychiatric unit. The book is a series of anecdotes about how Regan’s thinking as a child care professional changed over time in relation to each patient relationship she describes. The narratives, written mostly in conversational language with some psychiatry jargon thrown in, are followed by a how-to workbook on applying effective leadership practices to a psychiatric unit, as well as a list of resources and toolkits. (800) 676-2855,