Moore-Lobban, Shavonne J., author
"Black women experience domestic violence and abuse at a disproportionately high rate. Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this first-of-its-kind book addresses the unique struggles faced by Black women who have experienced domestic violence, and empowers them to understand and heal their trauma, leave harmful situations, and regain a sense of safety and freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
"This is an autobiography of James Kramer, who is The Boy In the Barn. Growing up in the 1960's, James was treated more like an animal than a child during a time when child abuse was not spoken of and many people looked the other way. A beautiful family on the outside, but no one knew what was going on behind closed doors. He and his siblings suffered tremendous emotional and physical abuse at the hands of a sadistic father and an absent mother. He lost his baby sister at the hands of his father and retains the horrific memories of her death. James lived in a barn for most of his childhood and learned to survive the isolation and neglect. James became a deeply spiritual person, but it was a challenging road. Throughout the years, he has had people in his life that were "bright lights at the end of his tunnel", and he kept moving forward, pushing on. He found that forgiveness was key. James was compelled to write his story to make others aware of chronic toxic stress, domestic violence, and abuse and encourage people to avoid these relationships at all costs. He still suffers from symptoms created so many years ago. James continue to forge ahead with his life, but it was a hard road. Through may defeats, he pushed on with God's help and what he calls a few bright lights at the end of the tunnel of darkness. He was programmed by his father and still experiences flashbacks and trauma."--from Amazon.com.
Campbell, Sherrie, author
"But it's your family... right? Toxic family abuse is always two-fold. The first layer of abuse is the original poor treatment by toxic family members, and the second is someone's denial of the ways in which abusers treat and harm them. Loving someone doesn't always mean having a relationship with them, just like forgiveness doesn't always mean reconciliation. A significant part of healing comes with accepting that there are some relationships that are so poisonous that they destroy one's ability to be healthy and function well. But It's Your Family is a remarkable account of what it means to cut ties to toxic family abuse and thrive in the aftermath"--Back cover.
Bancroft, Lundy, author
"The field of domestic violence and child protection is evolving, and this book provides a timely overview of new innovative work taking place. With international perspectives and examples drawn from social care, health care and voluntary sectors, this book presents an authoritative overview of contemporary thinking on the subject." -- Back cover.
Calcaterra, Regina, author
Glatt, John, author
To their family, neighbors, and online friends, Louise and David Turpin presented a picture of domestic bliss: dressing their thirteen children in matching outfits and buying them expensive gifts. But what police discovered when they entered the Turpin family home would eclipse the most shocking child abuse cases in history. For years, David and Louise had kept their children in increasing isolation, trapping them in a sinister world of torture, fear, and near starvation.
Morgan, Mannette, author.
"Finding Your Voice is a personal, comprehensive guide for survivors of abuse making the journey toward healing. Led by an author who has walked the path for more than three decades, readers will find encouragement and hope as they move step-by-step to a place of recovery. Part memoir, part blueprint for recovery, Finding Your Voice uses a mix of personal anecdotes, accumulated knowledge, expert techniques and good, common sense to help readers navigate a new path in the aftermath of abuse. With clear instructions and insightful examples, the author leads readers through the five stages of healing-- while teaching them how to improve and strengthen their relationships - built upon the foundation of years of self-help work, therapy, and reflection, and the author's own transformative approach to healing."--Amazon.
Thomas, Shannon, author.
Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people.Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.Healing from Hidden Abuse walks the reader through each of the six recovery stages researched and developed by the author. The stages are: Despair, Education, Awakening, Boundaries, Restoration and Maintenance. A guided Personal Reflections journal is included in the back of the book to help the reader go deeper in their application of the six stages of recovery. The journal can be used individually or in a small group setting.
McCurdy, Jennette, 1992-, author
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life.
Sanders, Jayneen, author
This book explores consent and respect with children especially in relation to body boundaries, both theirs and others. A child growing up knowing they have a right to their own personal space, gives that child ownership and choices as to what happens to them. These concepts are presented in a child-friendly and easily-understood manner.
Sanders, Jayneen, author
"The crucial skills taught in this book will help children to protect their bodies from inappropriate touch. Children will be empowered to say in a strong and clear voice, "This is my body! What I say goes!" Through age-appropriate illustrations and engaging text this book, written by the author of 'No Means No!' and 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept', will teach children the following crucial and empowering skills in personal body safety: - identifying safe and unsafe feelings - recognizing early warning signs - developing a safety network - using the correct names for private parts - understanding the difference safe and unsafe touch - understanding the difference between secrets and surprises - respecting body boundaries. Approximately 20% of girls, and 8% of boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday (Pereda, et al, 2009). Parents, caregivers, and educators have a duty of care to protect children by teaching them Body Safety skills. These skills empower children, and go a long way in keeping them safe from abuse - ensuring they grow up as assertive and confident teenagers and adults. Also included in this book are in-depth Discussion Questions to further enhance the learning and to initiate important family conversations around body autonomy"--amazon.com.
Marnach, Kayla J. W.
Helps children learn they have the rights to their body. Told through rhyme from a child's point of view, this book on body boundaries empowers a child to say no when others approach him or her in ways that make them uncomfortable.
Murphey, Cecil, author
Webster, Helen, 1939- author
Hill, Jess, author
In North America, 2.5 women are killed by their partner every day. These statistics tell us something that's almost impossible to grapple with: it's not the monster in the dark women should fear, but the men they fall in love with. In not only a searing investigation, but a dissection of how that violence can be enabled and reinforced by the judicial system we trust to protect us, this book dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.
Buckey, A. W., author
"Explores the history behind rape, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual violence, the effects of these issues on society, and ongoing efforts toward preventing sexual violence"-- Provided by publisher.
Sanders, Jayneen, author.
Gooden, Beverly, 1982- author
"When survivors of domestic violence reveal their predicaments, the first question many ask is "Why did you stay?" Here, an abuse survivor answers that question through her own story of survival and offers help to those who want to leave and rebuild their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Charanza, Laura, author
Cohan, Deborah J.
Recommended Book in Domestic Violence by DomesticShelters.org How do you go about caregiving for an ill and elderly parent with a lifelong history of abuse and control, intertwined with expressions of intense love and adoration? How do you reconcile the resulting ambivalence, fear, and anger? Welcome to Wherever We Are is a meditation on what we hold onto, what we let go of, how we remember others and ultimately how we're remembered. Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her father, a man who was simultaneously loud, gentle, loving and cruel and whose brilliant career as an advertising executive included creating slogans like "Hey, how 'bout a nice Hawaiian punch?" Wrestling with emotional extremes that characterize abusive relationships, Cohan shows how she navigated life with a man who was at once generous and affectionate, creating magical coat pockets filled with chocolate kisses when she was a little girl, yet who was also prone to searing, vicious remarks like "You'd make my life easier if you'd commit suicide." In this gripping memoir, Cohan tells her unique personal story while also weaving in her expertise as a sociologist and domestic abuse counselor to address broader questions related to marriage, violence, divorce, only children, intimacy and loss. A story most of us can relate to as we reckon with past and future choices against the backdrop of complicated family dynamics, Welcome to Wherever We Are is about how we might come to live our own lives better amidst unpredictable changes through grief and healing.
Foo, Stephanie, author
"A searing memoir of reckoning and healing from an acclaimed journalist and former This American Life producer investigating the little-understood science behind Complex PTSD and how it has shaped her life. By age thirty, Stephanie Foo was successful on paper: She had her dream job as a radio producer at This American Life and had won an Emmy. But behind her office door she was having panic attacks and sobbing at her desk. After years of questioning what was wrong with her, she was diagnosed with Complex PTSD-a condition that occurs when trauma happens continuously, over the course of years. Both of Stephanie's parents had abandoned her as a teenager after years of physical and verbal abuse and neglect. She thought she'd overcome her trauma, but her diagnosis illuminated the ways in which her past continued to threaten her health, her relationships, and her career. Finding few resources to help her heal, Stephanie set out to map her experience onto the scarce scientific research on C-PTSD. In this deeply personal and thoroughly researched account, Stephanie interviews scientists and psychologists and tries a variety of innovative therapies with the determination and curiosity of an award-winning journalist. She returns to her hometown of San Jose, California, to investigate the effects of immigrant trauma on a community, she uncovers family secrets in the country of her birth, Malaysia, and learns how trauma can be inherited through generations. Ultimately, she discovers that you don't move on from trauma-but you can learn to move with it, with grace and joy."-- Provided by publisher.
An anthology of powerfully honest and intimate letters written by trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence, offering support and guidance to fellow survivors with additional resources for allies and professionals.
Madison, Megan, author
"Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood development and activism against injustice, this topic-driven book offers clear, concrete language and imagery to introduce the concept of consent. This book serves to normalize and celebrate the experience of asking for and being asked for permission to do something involving one's body. It centers on respect for bodily autonomy, and reviews the many ways that one can say or indicate "No." While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race, gender, and our bodies from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice. These books offer a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Illustrative art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion."-- Provided by publisher.