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and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory
to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Phil Rich,
This book provides a broad overview of the literature, theory,
and clinical treatment of attachment deficit. It discusses
its application in understanding the etiology of juvenile
sexual offending, as well as implications for treatment. Issues
addressed include the components of attachment and social
connection, attachment and the development of personality,
neurology and attachment, the development of social competence,
and consideration of whether attachment can be learned.
Bait. Alex Sanchez, $9.99 (novel, 12 and up)
When a guy in his class looks at him funny, Diego punches him in the face, and ends up on probation. At first he wants nothing to do with his probation officer. But as Diego starts to open up, he begins to realize that Mr. Vidas is the first person in his life who ever really wanted to listen to him. With Vidas's help, Diego begins to make real progress in controlling his anger. But only if Diego can find the courage to trust Vidas with the darkest secrets from his past will he be able to heal completely.
Free, Starting Over: Parenting in the Aftermath of Family Violence.
Christina Dalpiaz, $51.95
emotional terrorism that infuses violence between adults affects
not only the adult victims but also the children who witness
the abuse. Safeguarding children, building trust and breaking
the cycle of violence is the goal of Breaking Free.
It will interest not only parents who are victims of family
violence, but also foster parents dealing with the aftermath
of family violence, counselors, teachers, social workers,
clergy, and students of the behavioral sciences.
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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.
Pornography: an Internet Crime. Ethel Quayle &
Max Taylor, $37.50
pornography, particularly that available via the Internet,
has become a cause of huge social concern in recent years.
Drawing on extensive new research findings, it examines how
child pornography is used on the Internet and the social context
in which such use occurs, and develops a model of offending
behavior to better help understand and deal with the processes
of offending. Detailed case studies and offenders' own accounts
are used to illustrate the processes involved in offending
and treatment. Only by improving our understanding of this
complex and very controversial topic can we hope to deal effectively
with offenders and with their child victims. This is a book
which will become an essential read for anyone involved with
offenders or victims from a psychological, judicial or social
Exposed to Violence. Edited by Margaret Feerick &
Gerald Silverman, $35.95
In the past decade, children’s
exposure to violence has attracted more public interest and
media attention than ever before. Addressing this problem
requires a comprehensive, focused research agenda. This timely,
practical resource brings current research together, identifies
gaps in our understanding of the effects of exposure to violence
on children, and sets a direction for future research to support
interventions and violence prevention. Focusing on three major
types of violence — war and terrorism, domestic violence and
community violence — two dozen foremost authorities discuss
and assess up-to-date statistics and research on the prevalence
of each type of violence in the lives of children from birth
to age 17.
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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, $21.00
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.
Disability and Child Sexual Abuse: Lessons from Survivors’ Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment. Martina Higgins & John Swain, $43.95
Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and how patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem.
Through case vignettes and empirical research, the authors ask practitioners to scrutinize their current professional practice, exploring participants' experiences of hospitalization, education systems and local authorities. They consider the issue of who abuses and why, and highlight issues relating to the complexities involved in revisiting past experiences and confronting unwarranted and unwanted feelings of responsibility. The difficulty of recounting the abuse narrative is also examined within the research context.
You Have a Secret? Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & Marta Fàbrega,
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and Children: a Handbook for Schools and Early Years Settings.
Abigail Sterne & Liz Poole, $40.95
Domestic Violence and Children draws on the expertise of a wide range of professionals, including specialist domestic violence children’s workers and counsellors, psychologists, teachers, mentors and family support workers. It provides essential help and information to all children’s service directorates, as well as a range of professionals in education, social care, health and the voluntary sector.
Tell: the Sexual Abuse of Boys. Michel Dorais, $24.95
First-hand accounts by male victims
and insightful analysis and strategies for coping with sexual
Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse:
Identification, Assessment, and Treatment. Edited
by Paris Goodyear-Brown, $83.00
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
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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
Hearing Young People Talk about
Witnessing Domestic Violence. Susan Collis, $34.95
This book explores the cases of five
young people who have been victims of domestic violence. Allowing the young
people to speak out in their own voices, it provides deep insight into how
their experiences have affected their emotional behaviour, the complexities of
issues related to it and those aspects of support which provide the greatest
benefit to them. Author Susan Collis emphasizes the importance of giving voice
to victims of domestic violence and highlights the importance of acknowledging
the emotional and spiritual lives of victims in order to provide holistic
support and understanding, and it's potential to instigate healing. HEARING
YOUNG PEOPLE TALK ABOUT WITNESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is a vital resource for
mental health professionals, social care workers, school counsellors and all
professionals working in the field of domestic abuse.
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Her Get Free: a Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women.
Susan Brewster, $16.95
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
Partner Violence Affects Children: Developmental Research,
Case Studies and Evidence-Based Intervention. Sandra
Graham-Bermann & Alytia Levendosky, Editors, $75.95
Intimate partner violence (IPV) exposure affects children's physical health, social and emotional behavior, cognitive functioning, and neurobiological and relational development. Using a developmental framework, this book presents the most up-to-date research on how exposure to IPV affects children and how clinicians can treat these children. It combines outcome research, evidence-based interventions, and case study material for four different age groups: prenatal to infancy, toddler to early childhood, school-age children, and adolescents.
for Young People Who Have Attempted Suicide or Intentionally
Injured Themselves. Jeanne Harper, $4.00
A simple, compassionate booklet
that offers both understanding and practical support
for teens in crisis.
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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.
Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking. Benjamin Perrin, $32.00
Hidden in plain sight, occurring in our own communities, the global problem of human trafficking is only beginning to be recognized in Canada. Invisible Chains exposes cases of human trafficking, recording in-depth interviews with people on the front lines — police officers, social workers, and the victims themselves — and bringing to light government records released under access-to-information laws.
Benjamin Perrin, an award-winning law professor and policy expert, demands we pay attention to this national tragedy and passionately advocates what we as a responsible society can do to stop it.
Girls: the Truth About Sexual Abuse.
Patti Feuereisen, $21.50
A book for teen girls, young
women and everyone who cares about them.
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Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic
Violence. Meg Kennedy Dugan & Roger Hock, $25.95
Survivors of domestic abuse know
that leaving is not the end of the nightmare. It is the beginning
of an often difficult and challenging journey toward healing
and happiness. It’s My Life Now offers readers the
practical guidance, emotional reassurance, and psychological
awareness that survivors of relationship abuse and domestic
violence need to heal and reclaim their lives after leaving
Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can
Help. Jackson Katz, $22.95
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.
Body Belongs to Me.
Jill Starshevsky, $16.95 (ages 3-10)
My Body Belongs to Me helps
children learn that when it comes to their bodies, there
are boundaries. It assures them that it is okay to tell
if someone touches their “private parts.” Rhyming
text and colourful illustrations help parents, caregivers
and educators initiate this important dialogue with children.
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Safeguarding Babies and Very Young
Children from Abuse and Neglect. Harriet
Ward, Rebecca Brown & David Westlake, $40.95
Safeguarding babies and very young
children is a highly complex process, involving difficult decisions surrounding
their needs, care, and whether they need to be separated from their families. This
book, based on a research study which followed babies who were identified as
likely to suffer significant harm before they were three years old, explores
key issues surrounding the safeguarding process. These include how the decision
whether to remove children from their families are made, whether social work
interventions work and the impact they have on children's life pathways. It also
examines the role various participants, including parents, have in
decision-making. The findings of the study show a close link between decisions,
maltreatment and children's developmental problems, and provide key
implications and recommendations for policy and practice.
Domestic Violence: Innovative Skills, Techniques, Options,
and Plans for Better Relationships. David B. Wexler,
$40.00; Handouts & Homework packet, $15.00
This comprehensive treatment program
for domestic violence offenders is an all-in-one manual for
therapists, social workers, and other counselors. The manual
teaches group leaders how to effectively and successfully
administer Wexler’s internationally-recognized program by
integrating cognitive behavioral skills and a client-centered,
skill-building approach that emphasizes respect for the offender
Treatment providers will find the open-ended 26-week psycho-educational
treatment model packed with innovative specific skills-training
exercises, handouts, and homework … The accompanying workbook
and the skills learned from the CD-ROM exercises are invaluable
take-home resources for the group members, fully engaging
the abusive male in his own education and healing process.
Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing,
Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse. Mickey
Sperlich & Julia Seng, $39.95
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Understanding Child Abuse: the Partners of Child Sex Offenders Tell Their Stories. Terry Philpot, $55.95
Much of Understanding Child
Abuse is devoted to the voices of the partners, telling
their stories and how they feel about the situations in which
they found themselves, how they coped, and how they remade
their lives and those of their families. Combining theory,
practice and personal testimony in a concise and accessible
manner, Understanding Child Abuse is essential reading
for social work practitioners and students as well as probation
officers and anyone involved with child protection.
The Unsayable: the Hidden Language of
Trauma. Annie Rogers, $34.95
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
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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
Violence Begins at Home: a Comprehensive Guide to Understanding
and Ending Domestic Abuse. K.J. Wilson, $33.95
This extensive reference provides
victims of abuse and their caregivers with guidance on everything
from indicators of an abusive relationship to advice on leaving
an abusive partner, from anti-burnout tips for helpers and
social workers to current trends in domestic violence prevention.
This new edition includes current research in the parenting
behaviors of batterers, drug-facilitated sexual assault (also
known as date rape drugs), stalking, cyber-stalking, pregnancy
and domestic violence, and the effectiveness of batterer intervention
programs. Controversial issues such as mutual battering, child
welfare and “failure to protect” policies, child custody and
visitation rights for batterers, mandatory arrests, and welfare
reform have also been addressed in this edition. Two new chapters
devote attention to domestic violence in the military and
to the challenging—and rewarding—role of those who work with
battered women and their children.
Who Hurt Themselves: a Book of Hope and Understanding. Dusty
Dusty Miller is widely recognized as the first expert to identify
the roots of "cutting" and other self-injurious behavior
in women. These women suffer from … a pattern of behavior in
which they reenact severe psychological or physical harm done
to them as children. In the decade since her work was first
published, new research has supported Miller's perspective.
In her introduction to this tenth anniversary edition, Miller
discusses what self-harming women and abuse survivors have known
all along: that self-injury activates endorphins that actually
calm the psychic pain of old wounds. She describes the latest
treatments geared to this view and offers hope and understanding
to the women themselves and to those who care for them.
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