Dr. Anthony Dallmann-Jones, director of the At-Risk and Alternative Education graduate program at Marian University, has released his latest book “How to Connect with Students At-Risk: Creating learning environments for teacher and student success” on Amazon.

The book, written for all concerned educators and parents, covers how society can respond and save our at-risk youth, while exploring the long-term effects of abuse and neglect that show up in your adult spouse, friends, family, and co-workers.

“Few of us realize just how much baggage we began accumulating in childhood is carried with us throughout life,” Dallmann-Jones said. “They then leak into our relationships forevermore – and not just relationships with others, but that sacred relationship with the self.”

The book was written over the course of three years and builds off of another Dallmann-Jones book – “Resolving Unfinished Business”.  Dallmann-Jones has published 14 books and is a sought-after consultant and speaker for at-risk and alternative educational programming and systems.

As a former therapist, in addition to individual and group counseling, he worked in men’s and women’s prisons, and with the Police Athletic League. He founded and has directed the National At-Risk Education Network for 12 years.

“Teachers can help fill critical gaps, but few do, because they either do not understand the psychology of the abused/neglected or, even if they do, they have no idea what to do about it,” Dallman-Jones said. “That’s why this book was written.”

To learn more about the At-Risk and Alternative Education program at Marian visit MarianUniversity.edu/area.