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Helping Hands Books

This page provides links to the books and collectibles I sell through eBay and Amazon, as well as a descriptive list of my personal publications. Since I began this social venture, I've donated over $30,000 to youth and community-serving non-profit organizations.


Vinyl Records




Comic Books

What Helping Hands Books Is All About

Welcome to Helping Hands Books! Helping Hands Books is a social venture dedicated to contributing money to the field of youth development. By donating a percentage of my profits to youth programs, I hope to assist as many young people as I can in achieving their dreams.


I have been an eBay seller since 2000, and a collector/treasure hunter since I was in elementary school. Currently I'm a full time social work professor and a part time treasure hunter. Not only do I buy and sell books and other media, I'm always on the lookout for treasures wherever I go. I love being able to rescue items that were destined for the trash heap, and then find them new homes with people who will appreciate them.


Helping Hands Books helps fund youth development initiatives (through cash donations to teen centers, youth music programs, youth art programs, teen mentor programs, classroom projects, etc.), promotes literacy (through book donations to prisons and correctional facilities, as well as day care centers and underfunded classrooms and charter schools), and supports various income-based non-profits in our area (through the donation of books and other media to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Nana’s Attic Thrift Shop, etc.).


With the help of my awesome customers, as of December, 2022, I've been able to generate over

$30,000 for amazing charities! :)


Below Are Some Of My Personal Publications

Social Work Capstone Projects: Demonstrating Professional Competencies through Applied Research 


The only practical guide for helping social work students create high-quality applied capstone research projects from start to finish

This “mentor-in-a-book” provides social work students with invaluable information on designing, implementing, and presenting first-rate applied research projects focused on improving social work programs and services. Taking students step-by-step through the entire process, the book helps students plan their projects by providing descriptions of the various research methodologies that can be used to improve social work programs and services.

It offers extensive instruction on how to write effectively by providing detailed information on all written components of capstone research projects, as well as the dos and don’ts of writing research reports.

Covering data collection methods, program evaluation, organization, and community needs assessments, practice-effectiveness studies, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, this brand-new book also addresses best practices for presenting findings upon completion of the applied research project.

Additional features include abundant case examples demonstrating the application of theory to practice and an examination of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches, while also helping students demonstrate social work practice competencies within their capstone projects. Practice activities in each chapter help students apply knowledge to their research projects as well as technology exercises help students master important digital research techniques.

A capstone project checklist and competency log help students monitor progress, and QR codes provide supplementary support and resources. Additional faculty resources include competency rubrics, detailed group exercises for each chapter, and a sample syllabus for faculty. Purchase of the book includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.

Key Features:

  • Delivers step-by-step information on creating high-quality social work capstone projects from conception through a presentation
  • Includes a detailed summary of the major applied research approaches to improving social work programs and services
  • Explains how to research literature and write a problem statement on a social service issue
  • Contains extensive information on how to write effective capstone research papers along with abundant examples
  • Helps students to demonstrate social work practice competencies
  • Offers case examples throughout to demonstrate the application of theory to practice
  • Presents practice activities and technology exercises in each chapter
  • Provides a capstone project checklist and competency log
  • Includes QR codes providing additional resources for each chapter

Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers

And other Human Service Professionals

Click on the link below to learn more!


Attention Educators!!! If you're using our sexuality textbook in your class, contact me to introduce yourself, and I'll be more than happy to add you to a Dropbox group file containing 14 weeks of lesson plans, Power Point presentations, and class hand-outs based on the chapters in our book.

Purchase Textbook through Cognella Publishing, Inc.

Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers is a research-informed, reader-friendly guide that helps practitioners address sexuality-related issues with a variety of clients.

Topics covered include the role of values in sexuality, sexual health and reproduction, relationships, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, sexuality and the lifespan, sex work and sex workers, sexuality in the ill or disabled, and being a sexually healthy adult.

Chapters feature discussion questions, implications and applications for real-world practice, case examples, and opinion pieces from each of the authors to enhance learning, reflection, and critical thinking.

The second edition features updated QR codes to direct students to additional resources, a new chapter called “Sexuality, Spirituality, and Social Work,” updated discussion questions, fresh author opinion pieces, and new topics, including racial preferences when dating, conversion therapy, and sexuality policies in retirement and assisted living facilities.

Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers helps practitioners build their sexuality literacy to better assist patients. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate and foundational graduate courses on human behavior, sexuality diversity, and human sexuality for social workers.

Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries

A Year of Adventures, SARS, Wet-Markets, and Profound Realizations While Teaching in China

Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries is a memoir that will appeal to those with a lust for life and a passion for exploration. Drawing from hand-written journal entries and emails sent home while living and working for a year in Dalian, China (2002-2003), readers are taken on an entertaining ride filled with humor, sarcasm, and irreverence.

With topics ranging from the challenges and rewards of teaching in China, to dog restaurants, wet-markets, and the SARS Pandemic, the stories within this book will expose readers to a world of interconnections, surprising parallels, contrasts, similarities, and at times, profound realizations.

Table of Contents

  • Note from the Author (2020)
  • Preface (2004)
  • Arrived and Unpacked
  • Trimming Hedges, The Hard Way
  • Downtown Branch School Orientation
  • First Day of Class at the Branch School
  • Full Moon Festival
  • The Bookstore Gig
  • A Place to Call Home
  • Trip to the Countryside & Visiting Farmhouses
  • English Corners, Tutoring, and Ancient Rocks
  • Three Months of Teaching Under My Belt
  • Halloween
  • Cheat-n-Share
  • Common Courtesy?
  • Communal Snow Removal
  • Six Months In = The Halfway Point
  • Dog Food & Wet Markets
  • Tiger Beach
  • Spring Festival
  • Face
  • Adventures in Beijing
  • The Great Wall
  • The Mongolian Incident
  • The Machete Man
  • Yantai by Boat
  • Exploring an Ancient Taoist Monastery
  • A Run-In with The Puff-Coat Mafia
  • Street Food and Cosmic Connections
  • A Harrowing Boat Ride Home
  • Politics of Teaching
  • The Fading Dreams of My Students
  • I Try to Remain Positive But…
  • Kung Fu-ish
  • The Foreigners
  • Health-Scare
  • S.A.R.S.!
  • Being Here Can Be Really Challenging at Times
  • Returning Home
  • Epilogue (2020)

The Busy Dad's Book of Simple and Easy Gluten Free Recipes

When people are first diagnosed with Celiac Disease or a gluten sensitivity, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Living a gluten-free lifestyle typically calls for a complete dietary change, a need to read ingredient labels carefully, and learning how to make a lot more home-cooked meals.

Lucky for you, Travis Sky Ingersoll has you covered! Only the author’s favorite recipes have made it into this book. Travis has prepared, photographed, and eaten every single recipe listed. This cookbook is full of delicious meals and desserts that you’re absolutely sure to enjoy!

Inside this gluten free cookbook, you’ll find 78 simple and easy recipes in the following categories:

  • GF Morning Meals & Baked Goods
  • GF Appetizers & Side Dishes
  • GF Soups & Stews
  • GF Meals
  • GF Chili
  • GF Cookies & Desserts

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Email To Schedule A Free Pickup!

Free media (e.g., books, records, CDs, DVDs, etc) packing and pickup available for anyone living within 30 miles of Downingtown, PA (19335). I may travel further for Estate and or other large collection clean-outs! Email me if you have any questions.

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Helping Hands Books is my hobby social venture dedicated to supporting community and youth development. It's often said that the future belongs to the young. Unfortunately, youth development programs and social service agencies that help young people seldom have sufficient funding.

By contributing a percentage of our sales to community and youth programs, we hope to assist as many young people as we can. We all know that it takes a village to raise a child, and by capitalizing on the value of used media, my family and I aim to do our part.

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Physical Location:

Downingtown, PA 19335


Always open

Service Areas

                        • Downingtown
                        • Exton
                        • West Chester
                        • Malvern
                        • Southeastern Pennsylvania
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