Child Abuse/Family Violence: Resources for Parents & Teachers for Prevention, Intervention & Healing

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Featured Books 

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non-Violent Resistance. Declan Coogan, $48.95

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.


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, $21.50

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.


Listening and Talking to Your Sexually Abused Child: a Brief Beginning Guide for Parents of Children Victimized by Child Molestation, Rape, or Incest. Lynn Daugherty, $11.95

Clinical Psychologist Lynn Daugherty guides you as you listen and talk to your sexually abused child. With this simple guide you can learn to support your child, while you gain confidence in your own communication skills. This book also includes:

  • answers to basic questions about child sexual abuse
  • resources for parents of sexually abused children
  • guidance in choosing a mental health professional

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The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent. Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm & Heather Johnson, $22.50

THE NEGLECTED CHILD provides everything educators and caregivers need to know to identify and intervene in neglectful situations, while also creating a safe, nurturing, and protective environment for young children. From defining the different types and levels of severity of neglect to establishing suspicion and reporting neglectful situations, this book is filled with helpful information from expert psychologists and educators in the field today.

Each chapter includes a brief quiz to assess chapter learning and “Notes from the Field” that represent real-life stories the authors have encountered in their work. The appendices at the end of the text include reproducible handouts, sample statements for parent handbooks, self-assessments for teachers, and important contact information to use when reporting neglect. 


Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom. Susan Craig, $42.95

This practical, strategy-filled book that shows educators how to help students exposed to trauma. Through clear and readable explanations of current research and enlightening vignettes, educators will understand how violence and other forms of trauma affect the key elements of a child's school and social success, including behavior, attention, memory, and language.


Safe Connections: a Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Teens from Sexual Exploitation. Sandy Wurtele, $10.95

As children near puberty and then move into their early teens, parents may worry about sexual abuse. This easy-to-read guide provides help in continuing discussions about personal safety, and it alerts parents to the issues of online predators, sexting and sexual exploitation, especially in what appear to be romances. It also provides practical advice for those who want to ensure that their kids are safe with the parents’ own friends or romantic partners. Written by a psychologist who specializes in child sexual abuse, SAFE CONNECTIONS includes detailed lists of warning signs that an adolescent is being abused, or is becoming an abuser. It’s ideal for use in school safety curricula, or as a complement to existing programs.

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Safety and Consent for Kids and Teens with Autism or Special Needs: a Parent's Guide. Debra Jacobs, $27.95

The developmental challenges of children with special needs means they are often more at risk of physical or emotional exploitation. This book provides invaluable tools to help parents, carers and teachers protect vulnerable children. Difficult topics are sensitively and straightforwardly addressed through step-by-step guidelines for parents and learning activities for children. Guidance to carers includes information on how to identify warning signs of abuse, and recognise tell-tale behaviour changes in their child. Intervention activities help children learn which adults to trust and how to stay safe, while reducing the fear, shame or stigma surrounding abuse. Aimed at ages 5-12, these learning devices have been specifically designed to meet a range of comprehension and developmental abilities, with instructions for parents to adapt them to meet the specific needs of their child.

This important guidebook empowers adults to fulfil their responsibility to protect and support children, and to provide a safe environment in which every child can reach their highest potential free from coercion or abuse.


The Simple Guide to Understanding Shame in Children: What It Is, What Helps, and How to Prevent Further Stress and Trauma. Betsy de Thierry, $21.95

The perfect starting point for any adult or carer working with children who have experienced shame, this guide provides straightforward answers and explanations to both common and complex questions.

At a time when children are more likely than ever to experience shame, the accessible advice in this book helps adults to boost children's self-esteem. Betsy de Thierry navigates the need to understand its impact and the reasons behind it, as well as how to reduce its hold on self-confidence. Reassuring advice will also help revitalize adults' abilities to face the challenges of supporting children affected by shame. It will teach them how to restore self-esteem.


Talking about Domestic Abuse: a Photo Activity Workbook to Develop Communication Between Mothers and Young People. Cathy Humphreys, et al, $50.00

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.

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Talking to My Mum: a Picture Workbook for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse. Cathy Humphreys et al, $50.00

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.


Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Infancy through Adolescence. Peter Levine & Maggie Kline, $33.95

An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence — what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.


When Your Child Has Been Molested: a Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery. Kathryn Hagans Brohl & Joyce Case-Potter, $28.99

This sourcebook and guide provides the information, comfort and advice families need to successfully make it through the trauma of child molestation.

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Complete Booklist

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non-Violent Resistance. Declan Coogan, $48.95

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, $21.50

Listening and Talking to Your Sexually Abused Child: A Brief Beginning Guide for Parents of Children Victimized by Child Molestation, Rape, or Incest. Lynn Daugherty, $11.95

The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent. Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm & Heather Johnson, $22.50

Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom. Susan Craig, $42.95

Safe Connections: a Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Teens from Sexual Exploitation. Sandy Wurtele, $10.95

Safety and Consent for Kids and Teens with Autism or Special Needs: a Parent's Guide. Debra Jacobs, $27.95

The Simple Guide to Understanding Shame in Children: What It Is, What Helps, and How to Prevent Further Stress and Trauma. Betsy de Thierry, $21.95

Talking about Domestic Abuse: a Photo Activity Workbook to Develop Communication Between Mothers and Young People. Cathy Humphreys, et al, $50.00

Talking to My Mum: a Picture Workbook for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse. Cathy Humphreys et al, $31.95

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Infancy through Adolescence. Peter Levine & Maggie Kline, $33.95

When Your Child Has Been Molested: a Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery. Kathryn Hagans Brohl & Joyce Case-Potter, $28.99

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