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

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Healing Together: a Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress. Suzanne Phillips & Dianne Kane, $23.95

When one or both partners in a relationship experience a major traumatic event, the strain can really put the relationship in jeopardy. HEALING TOGETHER offers couples simple techniques for communicating, regaining trust, and supporting one another through the process of trauma recovery.


Hope & Healing: a Caregiver’s Guide to Helping Young Children Affected by Trauma. Kathleen Fitzgerald Rice & Betsy McAlister Groves, Zero to Three Early Care Library, $21.50

HOPE AND HEALING is a guide for early childhood professionals who care for children in a variety of early care and education settings. The authors define trauma and help readers recognize its effects on young children. They also offer tips, resources and proven intervention strategies for working with traumatized children and their families and for managing stress.


It Won’t Hurt Forever: Guiding Your Child through Trauma. Peter Levine, $26.95 2-CD set

Your child has just experienced a distressing event: a bicycle fall, a medical procedure, a frightening encounter with a dog. What do you do? Stress researchers now know that after a painful or fearful experience, children may endure such symptoms as unexplainable pain, nightmares, bedwetting, nervousness, aggression, and other problems and a child may suffer long after the event.

Now, with this groundbreaking audio-learning program for parents and caretakers, you can gain the skills you need to help a child recover from frightening events in a healthier, more natural way using the body's own healing mechanisms. With IT WON'T HURT FOREVER, you will learn how to activate this priceless resource within any child in need. Includes 18-page study guide and 10 full-color illustrations.

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The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent. Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm & Heather Johnson, $19.95

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 Out: Working Together to Identify and Respond to Child Victims of Abuse. Pearl Rimer & Betsy Prager, $54.95

Written for professionals and paraprofessionals who work with children, Reaching Out helps teachers, child care workers, nurses, social workers and others to identify and report suspicions of abuse. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of people working with children and their families in the prevention of child abuse and violence. By Canadian authors Pearl Rimer and Betsy Prager.


Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom. Susan Craig, $29.50

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.

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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.


Talking about Domestic Abuse: a Photo Activity Workbook to Develop Communication Between Mothers and Young People. Cathy Humphreys, et al, $35.95

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, $35.95

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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Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Infancy through Adolescence. Peter Levine & Maggie Kline, $32.00

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


When Children are Abused: an Educator’s Guide to Intervention. Cynthia Crosson-Tower, $51.95

When Children are Abused is an invaluable resource for educators who are concerned about how to recognize and intervene effectively in situations of child abuse and neglect. This book will be essential to novice, as well as experienced educators who need current and easy-to-apply information in this difficult area.


When Your Child Has Been Molested: a Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery. Kathryn Hagans Brohl & Joyce Case-Potter, $21.99

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

Healing Together: a Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress. Suzanne Phillips & Dianne Kane, $23.95

Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse. Caren Adams & Jennifer Fay, $20.95

Hope & Healing: a Caregiver’s Guide to Helping Young Children Affected by Trauma. Kathleen Fitzgerald Rice & Betsy McAlister Groves, Zero to Three Early Care Library, $21.50

It Won’t Hurt Forever: Guiding Your Child through Trauma. Peter Levine, $26.95 (2-CD set)

The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent. Ginger Welch, Laura Wilhelm & Heather Johnson, $19.95

Reaching Out: Working Together to Identify and Respond to Child Victims of Abuse. Pearl Rimer & Betsy Prager, $54.95

Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom. Susan Craig, $29.50

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

Talking about Domestic Abuse: a Photo Activity Workbook to Develop Communication Between Mothers and Young People. Cathy Humphreys, et al, $35.95

Talking to My Mum: a Picture Workbook for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse. Cathy Humphreys et al, $35.95

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Infancy through Adolescence. Peter Levine & Maggie Kline, $32.00

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, $2.75

When Children are Abused: an Educator's Guide to Intervention. Cynthia Crosson-Tower, $51.95

When Your Child Has Been Molested: a Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery. Kathryn Hagans Brohl & Joyce Case-Potter, $21.99

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