Where The Heart Listens
Where the Heart Listens
a handbook for parents and their allies in a global society
by Eve Sullivan
About the author...
Eve Sullivan founded Parents Forum as a way to pass along the help she received from other parents during a family crisis. She trained to be a French teacher and presently works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as editorial assistant for a physics journal. Previously she taught English as a Second Language in Massachusetts, Portugal, and Tunisia. She has three grown sons and also counts as part of her family a young man from Ethiopia and several other African sons.
About the program...
Parents Forum is based on thoughtful examination of eight original questions about family life issues. The workshops, designed by Eve Sullivan and Christine Bates, develop parenting skills and are suitable for various settings. While nothing replaces the live PARENTS FORUM experience, this handbook serves as a "workshop in your pocket" and can help parents and children improve their communications skills.
Parents Forum began in 1991 as a column in the bimonthly North Cambridge News (Cambridge, Mass. USA). The program was organized informally in October of that year and incorporated in 1992. The program received United States Internal Revenue Service determination of status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1993. This determination was reaffirmed in 1999.
In 1993 the program was given a special "Social Venturing Award" as a socially responsible business idea by the Entrepreneurs Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1994 the Massachusetts Volunteer Network gave Parents Forum an Honorable Mention as "Program of the Year." In 2009 Parents Forum co-founders Christine Bates and Eve Sullivan were awarded an MIT Excellence Award for "Creating Connections" in recognition of their volunteer work with Parents Forum.
About the book…
Where the Heart Listens was first published in July 1991, print only. A second edition was published in 2006 in print and online with a Creative Commons License. Sample chapters of the second edition appear below. The third edition was published January 2010. It is available on Amazon and through Barnes and Noble. Independent booksellers can order it through Ingram. Also, the book can be purchased at a discount, in quantity, by community groups that license the Parents Forum curriculum. Thanks for your interest!
|Chapter 1 Heart of the Matter||72.36 KB|
|Chapter 2 Beginnings||122.51 KB|
|Chapter 8 Love and Order||29.25 KB|