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Change: End the Thinking That Keeps You in an Abusive Relationship.
Joanna Hunter, $17.50
A survivor of domestic violence offers women the tools needed to work through the excuses they tell themselves that keep them in abusive relationships and to make positive changes in their lives.
Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family
Interventions with Non-Violent Resistance. Declan Coogan, $45.95
Providing an authoritative overview of the growing
phenomena of child to parent violence — a feature in the daily life of
increasing numbers of families — this book outlines what we know about it, what
is effective in addressing it, and outlines a proven model for intervention.
Based on non-violent resistance (NVR), the model is
founded on a number of key elements: parental commitment to non-violence,
de-escalation skills, increased parental presence, engaging the support network
and acts of reconciliation. The book outlines the theory and principles, and
provides pragmatic guidance for implementing these elements, accompanied by
case studies to bring the theory to life.
Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually
Concerning or Harmful. Jackie Bateman & Judith Milner, $40.95
More than any other challenging behaviour, the sexual
abuse of one child by another generates anxiety, puzzlement and confusion.
Adults confident in dealing with a defiant or delinquent child find their
confidence leaves them when confronted with sexual misbehaviour in a child who
they expect to be asexual.
In this book, Jackie Bateman and Judith Milner
provide an accessible overview of the evidence relating to such problem
behaviours, from inappropriate behaviour to sexual abuse. They go on to propose
research-based effective and creative methods that professionals can use to
develop responsibility-taking and safety in the child, and outline a
strengths-based model for practice. Using the model, the authors show how
behaviour can be managed through the development of safe care plans for the
home and/or school — addressing communication, supervision, and supportive
networks. They also provide guidance for working across a range of settings —
whether directly with families, in schools or with children with learning
This practical guide will be an essential tool for social workers, counsellors,
teachers, nurses and any professional with responsibility for child protection.
Counselling Skills for Working with
Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Domestic Abuse. Christiane Sanderson, $52.95
COUNSELLING SKILLS FOR WORKING WITH
TRAUMA is a practical, introductory guide to counselling survivors of child
abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual
abuse, and domestic abuse. Written in an accessible style, it provides a
comprehensive introduction to complex trauma accompanied by advice on how to
create a safe environment in which survivors can learn the skills to restore
control over trauma symptoms, to aid healing and post traumatic growth. The book
covers all of the key principles including: understanding the role of
dissociation in complex trauma; the role of attachment; managing flashbacks,
panic attacks, nightmares and dissociation; responding to shame and guilt;
managing relationships; and the impact of working with complex trauma. It
explores how practitioners can work more effectively with trauma, and offers
techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic
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Courage to Heal: a Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual
Abuse, 4th Edition. Laura Davis & Ellen Bass,
This 20th anniversary edition of The Courage to Heal brings contemporary research
and tools to this compassionate classic. Completely revised,
updated and expanded, this edition brings personal stories
together with clear explanations, practical suggestions and
support throughout the healing process.
Many new features include:
- Current research on trauma and
- An overview of powerful new
healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered
- Additional stories that reflect
a greater diversity of survivor experiences
- A comprehensive, up-to-date
- Insights from the authors’ experience
since the first edition was published
A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery. E. Benjamin Skinner, $19.99
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in history. This book tells the story of a dozen countries where slavery flourishes and of individuals who live in slavery, who have escaped from bondage and those who own or traffic in slaves. Informative and infuriating, this thoroughly research report examines a reality most of us don’t even want to consider and shows us how to take steps toward combating this horrific crime.
Cruel But Not Unusual: Violence in
Canadian Families, 2nd Edition. Ramona
Alaggia & Cathy Vince, Editors, $52.99
Violence in families and intimate
relationships affects a significant proportion of the population — from very
young children to the elderly — with far-reaching and often devastating
consequences. CRUEL BUT NOT UNUSUAL draws on the expertise of
scholars and practitioners to present readers with the latest research and
thinking about the history, theory, and impact of violence throughout the life
course and across diverse groups and communities. For this new edition,
chapters have been revised to reflect developments in research, practice and
legislation. New chapters offer additional perspectives and topics including
the interrelationship of trauma and resilience, putting gender back into the
family violence equation, and re-examining violence against women by bringing
in voices from the margins. While advancing new research and theoretical
developments, these additions echo the book’s central goal of engaging readers
in a collective effort to use knowledge to end violence.
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Dani’s Story: a Journey from Neglect to Love. Diane & Bernie Lierow, $29.95
In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities found her living in bug-ridden squalor, subjected to horrific neglect and so damaged by her own mother that recovery seemed hopeless. But hope was waiting for Dani and help. In October 2007, Bernie and Diane Lierow, a hard-working couple with five boys of their own, adopted her and utterly transformed her life.
Charting a perilous journey from hardship to hope, a new family, and a second chance at life, Dani's Story is a book you cannot put down and will never forget.
You Have a Secret? Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & Marta Fàbrega,
Fighting Back: What an Olympic Champion's Story Can
Teach us about Recognizing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse — and
Helping Kids Recover. Kayla Harrison, Cynthia Kaplan & Blaise Aguirre,
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison has always
been a fighter — yet as a young teen, no one knew she was also a victim.
Combining Kayla's powerful story of sexual abuse by her judo coach with
science-based information from two renowned therapists, this unique book
provides critical guidance for parents and professionals. Learn how to spot the
signs that a child or teen is being groomed, why kids stay silent about their
trauma, how they struggle with self-blame and the brutal betrayal of a trusted
authority figure, and exactly what kind of help they need to recover. No one is
more qualified than Kayla and her expert coauthors to explain the impact of
child sexual abuse--and what you can do to keep kids safe.
Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence
Offender Treatment, 2nd Edition. Ronald Potter-Efron, $59.95
Ronald Potter-Efron consciously connects anger management
and domestic violence, two long separated fields, and addresses treatment
options and intervention methods that meet the needs of individual clients,
couples, families, and groups. Therapists, counselors, social workers, and
other treatment specialists will find this book a useful overview and reference
for anger and anger management techniques as well as domestic violence
approaches. This new edition is split into four distinct sections:
- A description of anger and domestic violence focused upon
helping clients use the principles of neuroplasticity to
dramatically alter their behavior
- Assessment for anger problems and/or domestic violence
- Group treatment for individuals with anger problems
and/or domestic violence
- Individual, couples, and family treatment of these
Woven through this book is a fair and balanced treatment
of gender issues, reflected in the diversity of case examples that address
jealousy, chronic anger, behavioral problems, group and individual counseling,
and more. Readers are also shown how anger develops and can lead to verbal and
physical outbursts, the five types of rage reactions, and how to treat anger
turned inward. Potter-Efron also details four different approaches to treating
anger: behavioral, cognitive, affective, and existential/spiritual. Mental
health professionals are provided numerous questionnaires and worksheets to
utilize with their clients. Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic
Violence Offender Treatment is an essential guidebook that illustrates
effective theory and practice.
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Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse:
Identification, Assessment, and Treatment. Edited
by Paris Goodyear-Brown, $102.00
A comprehensive guide to the
identification, assessment, and treatment of child sexual abuse
HANDBOOK OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE combines
the most current research with a wealth of clinical experience.
Offering a snapshot of the state of the
field as it stands today, the text explores a variety of issues related to
child sexual abuse, from identification, assessment, and treatment methods to
models for implementation and prevention, including:
- The impact of sexual abuse on the developing
- The potential implications of early sexual
- Navigating the complexities of multidisciplinary
- Forensic interviewing and clinical assessment
- Treatment options for children who have
traumagenic symptoms as a response to their sexual victimization
- Treating children with sexual behavior problems
and adolescents who engage in illegal sexual behavior
- Secondary trauma and vicarious traumatization
- Cultural considerations and prevention efforts
Health Consequences of Abuse in the Family: a
Clinical Guide for Evidence-Based Practice. Edited
by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $26.95
HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ABUSE IN THE
FAMILY translates research into practice by examining the intersection of
family violence and health. Specifically this volume looks at the healthcare
needs of people who have experienced abuse and subsequently have related
chronic diseases and conditions.
HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ABUSE IN THE
FAMILY broadly summarizes research and clinical cases and offers practical
suggestions to the psychologists and other healthcare providers working in a
variety of settings. Chapters address the implications for clinical practice as
well as review relevant studies and provide additional resources. In addition,
the special needs of children with disabilities, elders, and women are
Helping Her Get Free:
a Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women.
Susan Brewster, $16.50
Helping Her Get Free shows
readers how to recognize the signs of abuse in, handle negative
feelings, become an effective advocate, deal with the abuser,
and more. With a new introduction and updated resource section,
this straightforward and compassionate book offers the information
needed to help give strength to women who are trying to break
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the Name of Love: Women’s Narratives of Love and
Abuse. Heather Fraser,
Using a feminist narrative approach,
stories about love, abuse, and social work are told with
the purpose of understanding domestic violence and other
forms of abuse. Based on interviews with 84 women of
varying ages in Canada and Australia, the author shows
how the pain and shame of intimate abuse can leave its
mark on the bodies, minds, and souls of victims/survivors
long after abusive episodes have ended. Additionally,
Fraser also discusses the importance of hope, ‘enlightened
witnesses’, income support, and educational opportunities
for women who refuse to renounce love relationships altogether,
but are instead, trying to foster relationships that
are respectful as well as erotic.
Invincible: the 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with
Domestic Violence and the Truths to Set You Free. Brian Martin, $32.00
INVINCIBLE seeks to change this lack of
awareness and understanding with a compelling look at this important issue,
informing and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence — and
those who love them, work with them, teach them, and mentor them.
Through powerful first-person stories, including the author’s own experiences,
as well as insightful commentary based on the most recent social science and
psychology research, Invincible not only offers a deeper understanding of the
concerns and challenges of domestic violence, but also provides proven
strategies everyone can use to reclaim their lives and futures.
Girls: the Truth About Sexual Abuse.
Patti Feuereisen, $24.99
A book for teen girls, young
women and everyone who cares about them.
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It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame
of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion. Beverly Engel,
Shame is one of the most destructive of human emotions.
If you suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse, you may experience such
intense feelings of shame that it almost seems to define you as a person. In
order to begin healing, it's important for you to know that it wasn't your
fault. In this gentle guide, therapist and childhood abuse expert Beverly
Engel presents a mindfulness and compassion-based therapeutic approach to help
you overcome the debilitating shame that keeps you tied to the past. By
following the step-by-step exercises in this book, you'll gain a greater
understanding of the root cause of your shame. And by cultivating compassion
toward yourself, you will begin to heal and move past your painful experiences.
With this book, you will develop the skills needed to
finally put a stop the crippling self-blame that keeps you from moving on and
being happy. You'll learn to focus on your strengths, your courage, and your
extraordinary ability to survive. Most of all, you'll learn to replace shame
with its counter emotion — pride.
Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.
Jackson Katz, $32.95
The Macho Paradox: Why Some
Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help makes the case
that violence against women is a male issue as well as a female
one, and that men have an obligation to better understand
it and to do something about it. Pioneering anti-violence
educator Jackson Katz offers cogent explanations for why so
many men harass and hurt women — including those women closest
to them — and he shows both women and men what they can do
to stop the violence. The book incorporates the voices and
experiences of women and men who have confronted the problem
of gender violence from all angles, specifically highlighting
what works and what does not work in dealing with this issue.
By working together as allies, Katz shows both men and women
how they can end the abuse and mistreatment of women.
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Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing,
Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse. Mickey
Sperlich & Julia Seng, $55.95
Sexual abuse and the reactions to it
affect mothers' whole lives—from thinking about having children
all the way to being grandmothers. These effects are far-reaching
and deeply felt. Survivor Moms shares narrative excerpts
from interviews with women who have survived abuse; along
with the clinical perspectives of midwives and contributions
from other healthcare professionals. Whether you are a survivor,
a midwife, a mental health provider, or you know a survivor
who is on this path, you will learn from this book about mothering
and the ongoing journey of healing and surviving.
Talking about Domestic Abuse: a Photo
Activity Workbook to Develop Communication Between Mothers
and Young People. Cathy Humphreys, et al, $31.95
Talking About Domestic
Abuse is an activity pack for children of 9 years and
above and adolescents where families have experienced domestic
abuse, to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers
about their experiences. A practical and compassionate tool
for use by therapists, social workers and other professionals
helping the families of domestic violence.
Talking to My Mum: a Picture Workbook
for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse.
Cathy Humphreys et al, $31.95
Talking to My Mum
is an activity pack for 5–8-year-olds whose families have
experienced domestic abuse, to help and encourage them to
open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences
… an essential tool for families with children who have lived
through domestic abuse, as well as social workers and other
professionals working with them.
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Testifying in Court: Guidelines and
Maxims for the Expert Witness, 2nd Edition. Stanley
Testifying in court can be a challenging
experience. Novices who are unfamiliar with the judicial environment can feel
insecure about many aspects of their testimony, from the language they use to
the clothes they wear. Even experienced expert witnesses can be flustered by a
skillful lawyer's cross-examination.
For over 20 years, Stanley
Brodsky's TESTIFYING IN COURT has been a trusted guide for expert
witnesses across a variety of professions. Readers have come to know and trust
his sage and good-humored advice on every aspect of the experience from initial
preparations to maintaining power and control during cross-examination. In this
extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a
wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his
own evolving experience as an expert witness. As in the first edition, key
principles are addressed in brief essays that draw on real-life scenarios and
end in a take-home maxim.
Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors
Speak Out. Erin Moulton, Editor, $21.99 (ages 14+)
Things We Haven’t Said is a powerful collection of
poems, essays, letters, vignettes and interviews written by a diverse group of
impressive adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents.
Structured to incorporate creative writing to engage the reader and informative
interviews to dig for context, this anthology is a valuable resource of hope,
grit and honest conversation that will help teens tackle the topic of sexual
violence, upend stigma and maintain hope for a better future.
TurnAround Mom: How an Abuse and Addiction Survivor Stopped
the Toxic Cycle for Her Family and How You Can, Too! Carey
If you grew up in a dysfunctional, abusive, or addictive
home, you are intimately familiar with violence, uncertainty,
and suppressing your feelings. What you may not know, though,
is how to create a sane, structured, and serene home for your
own family when you never experienced these things yourself.
Now you can. Part courageous memoir, part influential how-to
guide, The TurnAround Mom offers the tools you need
to end the legacy of toxicity. With chilling vignettes from
author Carey Sipp's own abusive past, plus the tips and techniques
she used to turn her life — and the lives of her children
— around, this stirring story will be the daily touchstone
that you and your family deserve.
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The Unsayable: the Hidden
Language of Trauma. Annie Rogers, $18.00
In her twenty years as a clinical psychologist,
Annie Rogers has learned to understand the silent language
of girls who will not — who cannot — speak about devastating sexual
trauma. Abuse too painful to put into words does have a language
though, a language of coded signs and symptoms that conventional
therapy fails to understand. The Unsayable is a
book with the power to change the way we think about suffering
and self-expression. For those who have experienced psychological
trauma, and for those who yearn to help, this brave, compelling
book will be a touchstone of lucid understanding and true
Partners: a Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of
Abuse. Linda Mills, $21.50
A radical new take on the crisis
of intimate abuse, Violent Partners argues that
as a culture we misunderstand the root causes and basic
effects of abuse, and until that changes, there is no
hope of fixing the problem.
Controversial, provocative, and
accessible, Violent Partners highlights in great
detail the complexities of violence through the stories
of men and women who have acknowledged their abuse and
sought to do something about it. This is essential reading
for anyone seeking to understand violence in their own
relationship, friends and family members of victims and
abusers, and legal and mental health practitioners looking
for a new and valuable approach to treating families in
Children to Heal Interpersonal Trauma: the Power of Play.
Edited by Eliana Gil, $44.50
Featuring in-depth case presentations
from master clinicians, this volume highlights the remarkable capacity of
traumatized children to guide their own healing process. The book describes
what posttraumatic play looks like and how it can foster resilience and coping.
Demonstrated are applications of play, art, and other expressive therapies with
children who have faced such overwhelming experiences as sexual abuse or
chronic neglect. The contributors discuss ways to facilitate forms of
expression that promote mastery and growth, as well as how to intervene when
play becomes stuck in destructive patterns. They share effective strategies for
engaging hard-to-reach children and building trusting therapeutic
Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. Eliana Gil &
Jennifer Shaw, $49.95
Based on extensive clinical experience,
this book provides authoritative guidance and practical tools in a challenging
area for child mental health professionals. The authors explain the many
possible causes of problem sexual behaviors and demonstrate assessment and
treatment procedures that have been shown to work with 4- to 11-year-olds and
their families. Four chapter-length case examples illustrate how to integrate
elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, play and expressive therapies, and
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