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Abused

Guide to Recovery for Adult Survivors of Emotional / Physical Child Abuse.

Dee Anna Parrish

Shows how we can heal old wounds and break the chain of abuse. If you suspect that the treatment you received as a child has in some way impaired your judgment as an adult, this book is for you. Child abuse is not always violent or obvious. Often it's subtle and may include overly harsh verbal discipline or sexually inappropriate behaviour.

15x23cm  165 pages  $27.00  
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Abusive Personality

Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships (2ND ed.)

Donald Dutton

Demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior - it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author's research are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological truama to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. A scholarly work that includes a detailed, practical overview of a 16 week group treatment program.
The second edition features two new chapters on the neurobiological roots of abusive behavior and the development of abusiveness in females.

22x15cm  262 pages  $64.00  
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Allies in Healing

When the Person You Love was Sexually Abused as a Child

Laura Davis

Filled with information, support, and guidance, here is the eagerly awaited book that answers the most important questions asked by partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Laura Davis, the coauthor of the bestselling The Courage to Heal and author of The Courage to Heal Workbook, offers practical advice, encouragement and much-needed support.

16x24cm  350 pages  $27.95  
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Before It’s Too Late

Helping women in controlling or abusive relationships.

Ackerman & Pickering

Offers straightforward answers to questions for and about women who are in controlling of abusive relationships, such as what are the warning signs, how do women get caught in these relationships, how do they protect themselves, leave them, cope with their children, as well as self-assessment tests to help women identify not only high-risk men, but also some of their own high risk behaviours.

15x23cm  180 pages  $22.00  
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But He Never Hit Me

The Devastating Cost of Non-Physical Abuse to Girls and Women

Jill A. Murray

When most people hear the word "abuse," they naturally conjure up images of broken bones, black eyes, and bruises. But in truth, physical violence comprises the vast minority of abusive behaviors in any relationship. The overwhelming types of abuses are those that are difficult to recognize: verbal, emotional, psychological, financial, and spiritual.
Exposes the truth about these destructive behaviors and also reveals the red flags of a potentially abusive relationship. Women can explore their own background information to understand what led them to these men, the shocking costs that non-physically threatening relationships have on every part of their life, and ways in which they can make changes toward a more positive, healthy, and rewarding future.

23x15cm  348 pages  $45.00  
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Child Abuse and Neglect

Attachment, Development and Intervention

David Howe

Understanding how children's minds form in the context of early care-giving relationships is critical to understanding child maltreatment and its consequences for longer term care. Howe takes the most pressing problems facing child welfare practitioners today and uses modern attachment theory to describe and explain the psychosocial dynamics involved. A vivid and sophisticated picture of children's social and emotional development emerges, brilliantly attuned to the responsibilities and concerns of practitioners.

16x23cm  315 pages  $64.00  
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Children of the Self-Absorbed

A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

Nina Brown

Now in a second edition. Millions of adults have immature, self-absorbed parents who made their children responsible for their physical and emotional well-being. Here psychologist Brown helps grown children come to terms with the results of such an upbringing, including tendencies to overcomply to others' needs, withdraw when someone needs nurturing, and lack self-esteem.

23x15cm  180 pages  $29.00  
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Children Who See Too Much

Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project

Betty McAlister Groves

The author debunks the myth that young age is a protector against the lasting effects of witnessing violence in the home. She makes the powerful case that traumatic events carried out by family members carry the most severe psychological risks for very young children and uses the newest cognitive research to explore how very young children process violence.
Groves draws upon the (Boston) Child Witness to Violence Program's award-winning training programs for parents, teachers, police officers, clergy, and pediatric health care providers to lay out ways adults can understand and protect the very young children--all around us--who see too much.

22x14cm  184 pages  $32.00  
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Codependent No More

How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Melody Beattie

Where recovery began for many people, this inspiring, straightforward, personal explanation of what codependency is and who has it gives listeners the option to change unhealthy behaviors and stressful relationships, as they rediscover hope, guidance, and encouragement.

21x14cm  250 pages  $27.00  
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse

A Step-by-Step Approach

Jacqueline Feather, Kevin Ronan, Duncan Innes, illus

Evidence suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of psychotherapy to help children to overcome the long-lasting, acute and damaging effects that trauma can have. This book uses an evidence-based CBT treatment model to assist children and adolescents aged 9-15 years to resolve trauma symptoms and increase their coping skills. The approach is made up of 16 step-by-step sessions to carry out with the young person, and includes worksheets and fun activities using arts and crafts. The model uses four phases: strengthening the child's psychosocial context; enhancing their coping skills; processing their trauma through gradual exposure; and addressing special issues that the child may have and preventing relapse. The child keeps a scrapbook for the duration of the programme in which they keep worksheets, artwork and any other activities they carry out. The approach is designed for individual therapy but also includes sessions for parents and caregivers.
With photocopiable worksheets and easy to follow sessions, this will be an invaluable resource for all practitioners working with traumatised and abused children, including therapists, psychologists, counsellors, health professionals and social workers.

28x22cm  139 pages  $48.95  
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Controlling People

How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You

Patricia Evans

From small-scale incidents to large-scale issues, the author of the bestselling "The Verbally Abusive Relationship" explains the damaging nature of control and offers insight and advice those want to break the cycle.

21x14cm  300 pages  $29.00  
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Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

There has been growing awareness in recent years of the impact and consequences of domestic abuse, especially the relationship between domestic abuse and mental health. To appreciate the nature of trauma caused by domestic abuse, professionals need to understand its complex nature and the psychobiological impact of repeated exposure to control and terror. This book examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges, such as secondary traumatic stress, faced by professionals when working with survivors of domestic abuse. The author stresses the importance of identifying domestic abuse so that it can be addressed in the therapeutic process to aid recovery, and explores issues such as safety and protection, the long-term effects of abuse and the importance of grieving to the restoration of hope. This book is essential reading for counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals including GPs and midwives, managers of refuges, legal professionals and all those working with survivors of domestic abuse

23x16cm  272 pages  $58.95  
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Courage to Heal

A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Based on the experiences of hundreds of survivors, The Courage to Heal profiles victims who share the challenges and triumphs of their personal healing processes. Inspiring and comprehensive, it offers mental, emotional and physical support to all people who are in the process of rebuilding their lives. The Courage to Heal offers hope, encouragement and practical advice to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and answers some vital questions, including: How do I know if I was sexually abused? Where does the decision to heal start? How can I break the silence and who will listen? How can I re-build my self-esteem, intimacy and capacity to love? What therapy, support groups, self-help programmes or organisations are available?

22x14cm  $42.95  
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Courage to Heal Workbook

A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Laura Davis

This companion book to The Courage to Heal, offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process.
Survival Skills - Teaches survivors to create a safe, supportive environment, ask for help, deal with crisis periods, and choose therapy.
Aspects Of Healing - Focuses on the healing process: gaining a capacity for hope, breaking silence, letting go of shame, turning anger into action, planning a confrontation, preparing for family contact, and affirming personal progress.
Guidelines For Healing Sexually -- Redefines the concept of "safe sex" and establishes healthy ground rules for sexual contact.

23x18cm  480 pages  $42.00  
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Dangerous Relationships

How to identify and respond to the seven warning signs of a troubled relationship

Noelle Nelson

Helps readers recognize a potentially violent personality before it's too late. Interweaving real-life stories of four couples, Dr. Nelson highlights dangerous turning points in relationships and explains how readers can safely diffuse tension between their spouses, lovers, or roommate and protect themselves from abuse.

21x14cm  312 pages  $28.95  
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Do You Have a Secret?

Jennifer Moore-Malinos, illus Marto Fabrega

Secrets can be fun to keep . . . if the secret is something that makes you and everybody else happy. Then a secret is something very nice. But if you have a secret that hurts you . . . a secret that makes you sad or scares you . . . that's when you would feel much better if you talk about it to somebody you trust. It might be very hard for you to tell such a secret to Mom, or to Dad, or to your teacher. But it's best for you to be brave and talk about it. When you do, the problem can be made to go away.

24x24cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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Domestic Violence and Children

A Handbook for Schools and Early Years Settings

Abigail Sterne, Liz Poole

What can schools and social care workers do to help children affected by domestic violence?

Large numbers of children are affected by domestic violence. The problem crosses every social class and culture. It causes distress and anxiety in children and adversely affects their learning and play, as well as their behaviour, wellbeing and attendance.

Education staff may know of a child or family in crisis, want to help, yet feel outside their comfort zone, grappling with a complex issue not covered in their training. This book describes the impact of domestic violence on children and provides support for education and social care professionals. It takes heavy workloads into account and suggests practical ways of meeting the needs of pupils who come from difficult home backgrounds.

24x17cm  146 pages  $57.00  
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Don't Hit My Mommy!

A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Witnesses of Family Violence

Alicia Lieberman

This practical handbook offers treatment guidelines to address the behavioral and mental health problems of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by the experience of violence. Practitioners from a variety of disciplines will gain an understanding of the impact of violence and will discover concrete intervention strategies to address the consequences of this experience for young children.

22x15cm  146 pages  $55.00  
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Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child

Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A Practice Handbook - 2nd ed

Dorota Iwaniec

Emotional abuse and neglect are at the core of all types of child maltreatment, and have the most harmful effects on the physical and psychological development and well-being of children. Yet they are considered to be the most difficult to deal with by those who have the responsibility to protect and intervene in effective ways. In this book the author explores the concept of a damaged child, and asks what are the different types of injury, ranging from active to passive, physical to emotional, that stop children from reaching their full potential psychologically and physically? The author questions whether emotional damage to a child can be repaired and answers questions such as: Is some injury irreversible? What therapeutic techniques are available to deal with emotional abuse? Can the abusers as well as the abused be helped to change? Case studies are provided to illustrate the features of emotional abuse, and chapters are devoted to the assessment and prediction of emotional abuse, effects of emotional abuse as the child grows up, intervention and treatment and working with the family as a whole.

17x25cm  405 pages  $85.95  
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Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Beverley Engel

Tells how to identify emotional abuse and how to find the roots of your behavior. Combining dramatic personal stories with action steps to heal, engel provides prescriptive strategies that will allow you and your partner to work together to stop bringing out the worst in each other and stop the abuse.

17x24cm  266 pages  $24.95  
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Ending the Cycle of Abuse

The Stories of Women Abused as Children & the Group Therapy Techniques That Helped Them Heal

Philip Ney & Anna Peters

Anna: Sexually abused by her father beginning at age one. Tanya: Raped by her father at age five. Lisa: Neglected by her mother and put into a foster home, she suffered severe and prolonged Satanic ritual abuse at her mother's hand. And Amy...Krista...Shawna...Linda...Virginia... All victims of severe emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as children. These eight women together made a treacherous journey up through the depths of pain, despair, anger, and fear toward newfound self-awareness and inner strength. This poignant odyssey is depicted in Ending the Cycle of Abuse, a volume about a highly promising method of group treatment for adults who have been severely abused as children. Accessible to both therapist and patient, this book is extraordinary because it offers the dual perspectives of both therapist and abuse victims in the group endeavor. This extremely compelling book is composed of the measured words of therapist Dr. Ney and the lucid prose of Anna Petersone of his patients in the group. It is enhanced by moving contributions from other group members as well. The volume traces a carefully evolved process of therapy developed by Dr. Ney over a lifetime of clinical practice and research into child abuse and neglect.

24x16cm  246 pages  $70.95  
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Even From a Broken Web

Brief, respectful solution-oriented therapy for sexual abuse and trauma.

O'Hanlon & Bertolino

Provides clinicians with a forward-looking, respectful therapy that taps into and honors people's inherent healing abilities. Their treatment model is a major departure from most addressing sexual abuse victims. For survivors of sexual abuse, who often feel at war with certain aspects of themselves or their feelings - the web of self is broken - this style of therapy is less traumatic, less painful and less disruptive to their lives.

14x20cm  191 pages  $32.95  
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Finding Sunshine After the Storm

A Workbook for Children Healing From Sexual Abuse

Sharon McGee, Curtis Holmes

When a child has experienced sexual abuse, he or she may struggle with low self-esteem and find it difficult to trust others. Though the mental damage from such abuse is significant, it can be substantially reversed if a caring adult is willing to dedicate a few minutes each day to helping the child heal. This book contains forty compassionate activities kids who have suffered abuse can do to raise their self-esteem, establish boundaries, and identify people they can trust.

These simple activities drawn from a variety of therapeutic modalities are best used in combination with counseling to help kids recover from trauma and build confidence. As children work through Finding Sunshine After the Storm, they will learn to deal with painful feelings in positive ways, reach out for support, and feel proud of themselves by taking a bow after important accomplishments. This workbook can help them reclaim the pride, joy, and security they may feel as though they have lost-the sunshine after the storm.

25x20cm  121 pages  $28.00  
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Healing the Trauma of Abuse

A Women’s Workbook

Copeland & Harris

This workbook is a practical, step-by-step guide through the recovery and healing process for women who have experienced sexual, emotional, or physical abuse in childhood and/or adulthood.

28x22cm  398 pages  $42.95  
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Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence

A Workbook for Women

Edward Kubany, Mari McCraig & Janet Laconsay

Second only to survivors of war and victims of rape, women who are severely assaulted by their husbands or partners are the group of trauma victims most likely to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of these women will manifest signs of the disorder in the month and years following an assault. Until now there has been no book specifically written to help these women deal with PTSD. This sensitive and compassionate book, at last, offers them hope.

28x22cm  206 pages  $42.00  
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Helping Abused and Traumatized Children

Integrating directive and nondirective approaches

Eliana Gil

Presenting an integrative model for treating traumatized children, this book combines play, art, and other expressive therapies with ideas and strategies drawn from cognitive-behavioral and family therapy. Eliana Gil demonstrates how to tailor treatment to the needs of each child by using both directive and nondirective approaches. Throughout, practical clinical examples illustrate ways to target trauma-related symptomatology while also helping children process painful feelings and memories that are difficult to verbalize. The book concludes with four in-depth cases that bring to life the unique situation of each child and family, the decision making process of the therapist, and the applications of developmentally informed, creative, and flexible interventions.

24x16cm  254 pages  $56.95  
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Helping Children Heal From Abuse

When adults hurt children

Marge Heegaard

This book helps victims express in pictures what they are unable to say in words.

28x22cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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How Long Does It Hurt?

A Guide to recovering from incest and sexual abuse for teenagers, their friends, and their families.

Mather

Presents advise on crucial issues such as knowing who to tell, getting safe, dealing with friends, becoming comfortable with your sexuality, going to court, living with your family after you tell, and ultimately surviving the trauma of sexual abuse.

24x16cm  264 pages  $33.95  
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It Happened to Me

A teen's guide to overcoming sexual abuse.

William Lee Carter

When you're a teen, you have the insight and motivation you need to heal. This book will help you find the strength you need to learn about your trauma, clarify your own ideas and beliefs, reshape your self-image, find new ways of feeling and relating to people and decide what it takes to be who you really are. This is a practical book with exercises to do and a beautifully presented space to record your thoughts and ideas.

21x28cm  182 pages  $39.00  
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Kid Trapper

Julia Cook

(Grades 2-6) This book addresses the most often misunderstood piece in the puzzle of the sexual victimization of children, and that is acquaintance molestation. In a non-offensive manner, it takes the extremely sensitive issue of child-molestation and presents it in a way that gives the victim power and strength. Can be used to teach children and adults to recognize and prevent traps set by acquaintance molesters. It can also be used as a diagnostic and therapy tool helping to relieve blame and guilt for both child and parent.

20x21cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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Love Without Hurt

Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One

Steven Stosny

Are you the victim of a chronic anger, verbal or emotional abuse? Do you constantly second-guess your thoughts and behavior to avoid being hurt or put down by your husband or boyfriend? If you are among the one out of three women trapped in a hurtful relationship, you "can" end the abuse and rebuild a loving, compassionate environment for you and your family.
Explains the many forms of verbally and emotionally abusive relationships so you can identify abuse and why it's so important to take action to change your relationship-especially because, if you have children, they have become innocent victims of the same abuse. Drawing from the revolutionary techniques of his CompassionPower "boot camp," this practical program shows you self-healing techniques to help you recover from the pain and abuse, as well as methods for your partner to rewire his anger, resentment, and abusive behavior. "Love Without Hurt" is an essential guide for ending the cycle of resentment, pain, and abuse and developing a loving relationship.

21x14cm  364 pages  $28.95  
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My Body is Private

Girard

A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to distinguish between good touching and unwanted touching.

20x23cm  26 pages  $15.95  
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New Codependency

Help and Guidance for Today's Generation

Melody Beattie

This book is a follow up to Codependent No More, published 25 years ago. The New Codependency clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.
The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? We are reminded that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

21x14cm  270 pages  $27.00  
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Not to People Like Us

Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages

Susan Weitzman

A startling expose of domestic violence against well-educated, well-to-do women, and a powerful indictment of the social service system that fails to protect them.

24x16cm  289 pages  $22.00  
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Protecting your Children from Sexual Predators

Baker

What every parent needs to know! Sexual abuse does happen. But it doesn't have to. Information - knowing what to look for, what questions to ask, and what steps to take - is the best defense parents have against the dangers that threaten their children. What to Look For. What to Ask. What Steps to Take.

16x24cm  295 pages  $39.95  
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Secret Safe to Tell

Naomi Hunter

This beautifully illustrated book encourages and empowers children to speak up if someone is touching them in a way that makes them uncomfortable.

25x23cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls

A Guide to Recovery from Sexual Assault and Abuse
Instant Help Series

Raychelle Lohmann, Sheila Raja

If you’ve been sexually abused or experienced sexual trauma, you may feel confused, angry, ashamed, and unable to move forward emotionally. You're not alone. Like many teens who’ve been abused, you may be tempted to keep the secret locked deep inside and feel uncomfortable discussing your struggles with others. If so, this book can help you find your voice.
This empowering workbook will help you move past your trauma and serve as a comforting reminder that you are strong and resilient. Healing is possible—and with healing, comes victory. In this book, you’ll find true stories from other teen survivors, and in reading the stories you’ll find reassurance in knowing you aren’t alone in your experiences. You’ll also find practical and proven-effective strategies and exercises to help promote emotional healing and reclaim your sense of self.
Sexual abuse or trauma may be a part of your past, but it doesn’t need to define who you are now. This book will help you as you start on the path toward healing so you can move forward with confidence.

200 pages  $33.95  
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Something is Wrong at My House

A book for children about parents fighting.

Davis

Acknowledges children's feelings of anger, fear and loneliness, offeres children ways to cope with the violence they see, and helps break the cycle of domestic violence.

14x20cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Stolen Tomorrows

Understanding and treating women's childhood sexual abuse

Steven Levenkron with Abby Levenkron

Stolen Tomorrows is a breakthrough book that will encourage the 30 percent of women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. It illustrates the emotional and psychological devastation inflicted on young girls when they experience childhood sexual abuse, exploring varied situations and settings in which this abuse takes place, focusing on the child's experiences at the time of the assault, as well as the emotional, behavioral, and psychological problems that emerge in adolescence and adulthood. A common theme emerges in therapy sessions: self-hatred, low self-esteem, fearfulness, and an abiding sense of personal debasement. But this book offers an uplifting message. In addition to giving therapists and other helpers an empathic insight, Stolen Tomorrows will enable the survivor to recognize herself in both her personal history and her current struggle to overcome the legacy of abuse.

16x24cm  288 pages  $27.95  
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Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Loss, Trauma, Recovery

Hilary Abrahams

Drawing on the direct experiences of women who have encountered domestic violence, this book sets out to explore the complex practical and emotional support they need. Rooted in original research, the chapters explore the difficulties a victim of domestic violence may encounter following an abusive relationship – including post traumatic stress disorder and a sense of loss and grief similar to that experienced by people who are bereaved. The author proposes action points to improve service provision and covers important issues, such as the value of mutual support and how women can regain a sense of normality and self esteem. Supporting Women after Domestic Violence will be a key resource for those working within women’s refuges, as well as social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health professionals.

160 pages  $51.95  
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Treating Abused Adolescents

Eliana Gil

With compassion and wisdom born of vast clinical experience, Eliana Gil's new book offers practical, step-by-step guidance for mental health professionals, demonstrating how they can communicate and work more effectively with adolescents who have suffered from abuse. Her book describes the impact of abuse on development, shows how "acting out" can be understood as a bid for attention and help, and details specific ways a therapist can overcome obstacles in treatment.

23x15cm  228 pages  $46.95  
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Tricky People

How to deal with horrible types before they ruin your life

Andrew Fuller

Profiles the whole scary range of ‘difficult’ types: back-stabbers, white-anters, blamers, whingers, bullies, tyrants, controllers, charmers, know-it-alls, perfectionists, competitors and the seriously self-obsessed. It offers imaginative yet practical ways to deal with these dangerous and frustrating creatures and identify the slippery techniques they employ to get their way. Buried cleverly within all the humour is an in-depth look at how difficult people manage us for their own ends – and how to overturn that. It helps us understand relationship patterns, office politics, our own shortcomings in our dealings with others, and what a difficult person might be able to teach us.

22x14cm  280 pages  $26.95  
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Verbal Abuse

Survivors Speak Out on Releationship and Recovery

Patricia Evans

Outlines new healing strategies based on hundreds of real-life letters and interviews. Evans offers verbal abuse victims advice on finding shelters and support groups after making the choice to terminate a relationship with an abuser.

21x14cm  272 pages  $28.00  
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Verbally Abusive Relationship

How to recognise it and how to respond

Patricia Evans

The author defines verbal abuse, shows how to recognize it, and tells women who find themselves in abusive cycles what to do. Based on hundreds of interviews, this timely and much needed book will change the way men and women think about their communication patterns.

22x17cm  239 pages  $24.00  
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Verbally Abusive Relationship

How to recognize it and how to respond.

Patricia Evans

This book offers validation and understanding, and encouragement for your efforts to change the situation. The author explores the damaging effects of verbal abuse on children and the family, and offers valuable insight and recommendations to therapists, as well as those who seek therapeutic support.

20x13cm  221 pages  $28.00  
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When Dad Hurts Mom

Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

Lundy Bancroft

"Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother?" Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. Here, a counselor reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate children-and how mothers can help their children recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse. This book, the first ever of its kind, shows mothers how to: - Protect children and help them heal emotionally - Provide love, support, and positive role models, even in the midst of abuse - Increase their chances of winning custody - Help their kids feel good about themselves

23x16cm  384 pages  $28.95  
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Why Does He Do That?

Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Lundy Bancroft

In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows women in abusive relationships how to improve, survive, or leave.
We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from readers of this book.

23x16cm  432 pages  $28.95  
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Witness to the Pain

When Dads Hurt Moms, They Hurt Kids Too

Ron Glassman

Children who grow up in homes characterized by parent on parent abuse don't suffer from domestic abuse, they suffer because of it. They are survivors by proxy because they experience abuse simply by virtue of being in and around abusive environments. Though they are not directly abused they suffer the symptoms of abuse and feel as though they were abused.
This book is written to acknowledge the feelings of these people, to know that they are not alone, and that with proper help and treatment they can get better.

15x23cm  128 pages  $25.95  
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