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||To best survive and prosper, assume the mind-set of a
cultural anthropologist: be a professional observer -- look,
listen and learn...
||For you, dedicated by conviction and profession to positive
development of your clients, this fact sets the stage for a long
menu of conflict and frustration. To get a better handle on
this powerful dynamic, I would like to focus our combined
attention on the dynamic nature and effects of alienation.
||Truth is hard to come by in our line of work. Even rarer is a
consistent and logical basis for the policies and procedures
we must follow each day. Adult corrections -- driven by the
ever-changing winds of political trends and lacking the
anchor of a positive, universal service objective -- displays its
own unique brand of contradiction and non-reality.