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Author: Stephen Baskerville
'Taken into Custody' exposes alleged injustices impacting the family in America today. The book documents cases where the legal system and bureaucracies have overstepped their jurisdiction, contravening basic civil liberties, entering homes uninvited and removing children on flimsical evidence and hearsay, even imprisoning parents without proper process or trial. Read this with an open mind and join the growing number of voices calling for an end to the collusion and systemic abuse. If, like Martin Luther King Jr, you have dream of a society and system where equality, justice and transparency are the hallmarks, the author urges you to make a stand in the same way he did.
Author: Mike Lew
The first book written specifically for men, "Victims No Longer" examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. "Victims No Longer" helps survivors to: Identify and validate their childhood experiences Explore strategies of survival and healing Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion Establish a support network for continued personal recovery Make choices that aren't determined by abuse.
Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader.
Author: Cook, Philip W.
When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind. But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar - abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue. Author Philip Cook directly challenges common assumptions about how men and women behave in society. Already praised by a diverse spectrum of readers - from "Dear Abby's" Abigail Van Buren, to the nation's leading domestic violence researcher, to those in law enforcement and counseling - this work is sure to spark controversy and discussion. It offers gripping, emotional stories, self-help for victims, provocative insight into public issues, and presents a practical approach for reducing domestic violence.
Author: Briggs, Freda
From Victim to Offender shows how victims of child sexual abuse become juvenile and adult offenders. The stories told by these offenders reveal the vulnerability of boys to paedophiles and pederasts who provide the male attention lacking in some children's home lives. They show how early sexualisation damages children's sexual development, their relationships and their adult lives. The story of a female offender reveals that this problem is not confined to boys. These stories highlight the inadequacy of current child protection programs for the protection of boys. The editor's introduction and the chapter from a psychologist who specialises in the treatment of offenders emphasise the need to improve child protection and treatment programs for offenders.
Author: Freda Briggs, Michael McVeity
Schools have taught children road safety and domestic safety skills for many years, and are now being asked to teach personal safety skills. This is a handbook for teachers and counsellors working with primary-aged children, offering guidance and practical suggestions on all aspects of this issue. The authors outline the need for child protection, how to work with parent, ways of developing a curriculum, and practical suggestions for classroom exercises.
Author: McKay, Gary D., Maybell, Steven A.
Anger and confrontation are a part of our lives, like it or not. The key factor in happy families is how they handle anger. This book is all about how to deal effectively with anger in families. A practical manual of helpful aids to handling the inevitable anger that every family experiences. Helps families work on the changes that will result in less anger, more effective expression of the anger you do experience, and a happier and more harmonious family environment. Among the dozens of anger topics covered: How anger develops, why we get angry, and the purposes anger serves in our lives. Strategies to get anger under control quickly. How to change your life so you don't get angry so much.
Author: Harriet G. Lerner
For many women anger is a destructive force which perpetuates all the harmful dynamics of intimate relationships. In this text feminist psychotherapist, Harriet G. Lerner shows how all women regardless of age, background or experience, can turn anger into a constructive force.;Focusing largely on the family, the book provides the reader with the insights and practical skills to stop behaving in the old predictable ways and to begin to use anger to establish a more positive approach to significant relationships.