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The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
The Verbally Abusive Relationship
How to Recognize It and How to Respond
Paperback      ISBN: 1558505822
A new edition of the best-selling guide to a verbally abusive relationship discusses the potential damage of verbal abuse, how to identify a problem relationship, and how to change or leave such relationships. Original. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour. IP.
A Child Called
A Child Called "It"
One Child's Courage to Survive
Paperback      ISBN: 1558743669
Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
The Batterer As Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics
The Batterer As Parent
Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics
Paperback      ISBN: 1412972051
Bancroft, who has been a counselor, clinical supervisor in batterer intervention programs, custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness, et al. help therapists, child protective workers, family and juvenile court personnel, school personnel, other human service providers, and battered women in addressing the complex impact that batterers have on family functioning. They focus on male batterers of a woman who has children (while noting applications to lesbian and gay batterers) and consider their attitudes and behaviors as parents, the home conditions that violence creates, and the emotional and behavioral effects on children. Drawing on research and their experiences working with men who batter and their families, they describe the characteristics of batterers and misconceptions about them; their parenting style, the risk of child abuse, and their effects as a role model; psychological risks to children, including effects on mother-child relationships; the post-separation role of batterers, tactics in custody disputes, and continuing efforts to protect children; the batterer as an incest perpetrator; theories of assessment; assessing risk in children and structuring visitation; and assessing and fostering change and improving community responses. This edition has a stronger focus on diversity with updates on race and culture throughout, including from the child's perspective; more on parental alienation theories, common couple violence, and children's recovery; and more tables, figures, and case examples. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
The Gift of Fear
Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
Paperback      ISBN: 0440508835
A personal security expert and behavioral consultant discusses the dangerous situations individuals may face, explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders, self-defense tactics, and more. Reprint.
Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery
Out of the Wreck I Rise
A Literary Companion to Recovery
Paperback      ISBN: 022652874x
“There’s still time to change things.”—Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol. At the same time, the country is seeing entire communities brought to their knees because of opioid additions. These scourges affect not only those who drink or use drugs but also their families and friends, who witness the horror of addiction. With Out of the Wreck I Rise, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader have created a resource like no other—one that harnesses the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about, while forging change, deepening understanding, and even saving lives. Structured to follow the arduous steps to sobriety, the book marshals the wisdom of centuries and explores essential topics, including the importance of time, navigating family and friends, relapse, and what Raymond Carver calls “gravy,” the reward that is recovery. Each chapter begins with advice and commentary followed by a wealth of quotes to inspire and heal. The result is a mosaic of observations and encouragement that draws on writers and artists spanning thousands of years—from Seneca to David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare to Patti Smith. The ruminations of notorious drinkers like John Cheever, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemingway shed light on the difficult process of becoming sober and remind the reader that while the literary alcoholic is often romanticized, recovery is the true path of the hero. Along with traditional routes to recovery—Alcoholics Anonymous, out-patient therapy, and intensive rehabilitation programs—this literary companion offers valuable support and inspiration to anyone seeking to fight their addiction or to a struggling loved one. Featuring Charles Bukowski, John Cheever, Dante, Ricky Gervais, Ernest Hemingway, Billie Holiday, Anne Lamott, John Lennon, Haruki Murakami, Anaïs Nin, Mary Oliver, Samuel Pepys, Rainer Maria Rilke, J. K. Rowling, Patti Smith, Kurt Vonnegut, and many more.
The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time
The Lost Chapters
Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525534636
Leslie Schwartz's powerful, skillfully woven memoir of redemption and reading, as told through the list of books she read as she served a 90 day jail sentence In 2014, novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County Jail for a DUI and battery of an officer. It was the most harrowing and holy experience of her life. Following a 414-day relapse into alcohol and drug addiction after more than a decade clean and sober, Schwartz was sentenced and served her time with only six months' sobriety. The damage she inflicted that year upon her friends, her husband, her teenage daughter, and herself was nearly impossible to fathom. Incarceration might have ruined her altogether, if not for the stories that sustained her while she was behind bars--both the artful tales in the books she read while there, and, more immediately, the stories of her fellow inmates. With classics like Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome to contemporary accounts like Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, Schwartz's reading list is woven together with visceral recollections of both her daily humiliations and small triumphs within the county jail system. Through the stories of others--whether rendered on the page or whispered in a jail cell--she learned powerful lessons about how to banish shame, use guilt for good, level her grief, and find the lost joy and magic of her astonishing life. Told in vivid, unforgettable prose, The Lost Chapters uncovers the nature of shame, rage, and love, and how instruments of change and redemption come from the unlikeliest of places.
Three Simple Rules: Uncomplicating Life in Recovery
Three Simple Rules
Uncomplicating Life in Recovery
Paperback      ISBN: 1616497769
Recovery is hard, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. If sobriety were easy, everybody who wanted to be sober would be. And especially for those who are just starting out in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or another Twelve Step program, the prospect of trying to change drinking, using, or other harmful behaviors can seem overwhelming. The good news is there are just three key things we need to focus on. Trust God. Clean house. Help others. Three Simple Rules offers a new take on this valuable slogan and explains how these rules can help anyone find fulfilling recovery. Author Michael Graubart also knows that those six short words are packed with meaning and may not sound so straightforward. Luckily, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Michael uses wit and wisdom gained in more than twenty years of Twelve Step recovery to explain what worked for him so you can figure out what works you. In Michael’s experience, if you follow the Steps, and focus on the three simple rules, you’ll be changed by the process.
Invisible Girls: Speaking the Truth About Sexual Abuse
Invisible Girls
Speaking the Truth About Sexual Abuse
Paperback      ISBN: 1580058604
Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe
Surviving a Stalker
Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe
Paperback      ISBN: 1569246041
Explains how to handle obsessive attention without putting oneself at risk, offers advice for protecting privacy and safety, and includes case studies that reveal the toll stalking takes on the victims.
Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink - and How They Can Regain Control
Her Best-Kept Secret
Why Women Drink - and How They Can Regain Control
Paperback      ISBN: 1439184399
Documenting a rise in alcoholism among today's women, an assessment of the cultural factors that are promoting excessive alcohol consumption compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments. 40,000 first printing.