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Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners
by Patricia Easteal and Louise McOrmond-Plummer

Real Rape, Real Pain draws on the voices of women from across the globe to expose, demystify and provide answers to surviving partner rape. The subject of rape within relationships, a difficult and rarely talked about form of violence, is tackled head on by these authors and they triumph in their task. Personal testimonies, forming the spine of the text, make this book readily accessible by everyone from women experiencing partner rape to those providing assistance and support - counsellors and therapists included. Compassionate, wise and practical this book is an invaluable work that provides real answers and has the potential to create powerful change.

Part-written by the author of Rachel's Story, with contributions by the creator of Hidden Hurt.

Shattered Glass: From Victim to Survivor
by Victoria Court

“I heard an advert on the radio as I was driving home from work. I'd never heard it before, but as it started I knew the ending, and it helped to set me on my journey to get help. Help that was to change my whole life. The advert went something like this ‘For thousands of women in Britain today, this is the most frightening sound they will hear’. I immediately knew that that sound would be the sound of keys turning in the lock...”

Living with the Devil
by Amy Norman

"My goals for writing Dancing with the Devil were to give those living with violence the chance to realise that there is hope, and the opportunity to move onto a better life, even though at the time there seems little or no hope at all. I also wanted to reach those who don't understand it at all and hopefully wipe out some of the myths that still exist in the minds of so many." Amy Norman, Author.

This book is equally available in Australia under the title of Dancing with the Devil: A Memoir - for purchasing details, please see Random House Australia


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Finally At Peace : A Domestic Violence Survivor's Story
by Katie Kay

Finally At Peace is a riveting true story about living with, and escaping from an abusive relationship.

Author Katie Kay reveals some of her worst experiences living with a husband who tried to mentally control her and physically beat her. She documents her year of hell and includes helpful information for those who find themselves in similar situations, or believe they may be headed towards one. Readers will gain insight and knowledge to help them regain their personal self esteem and leave an abusive relationship once and for all, and feel Finally At Peace.

Also available as an e-book.


be safe

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BE SAFE - The Guide to Women's Personal Safety

This Book is a comprehensive guide to women’s personal safety, covering all essential subjects of this so important issue of today’s society, including statistics and graphics. It is covering subjects such as awareness, body language & confidence, preventative measures, date rape drugs, domestic abuse, controlling fear and intimidation and many more. Co-author is Gerry Smith, currently working for a National Women's Support Organisation. It is aimed at all female professionals working for support organisations, such as Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis, Victim Support and Social Services, but also at every female concerned about her personal safety. Pages: 150

Copies can be purchased via http://www.cspa.tv/products/products.html


General DV Books   
Breaking Through
Published by Women's Aid Federation England Ltd.

This book is by a group of women who have experienced male violence for themselves - either as children or as adult women. It is about 'breaking through' in many different ways: through, and out, of violent relationships; through the feelings of guilt and shame which so often follow the experience of violence, and breaking through to a stage where new choices can be made. Available from Womens' Aid.

"All My Fault"
by Dee Dee Glass

The diverse and extraordinary testimonies of women survivors of male violence who, with remarkable strength and insight, tell us why it was so difficult - and importantly, what steps were taken by them - to break free. 'All My Fault' is also a practical down-to-earth guide for everyone who wants to help women end abusive relationships - for good.

Domestic Violence - Action for Change
by Gill Hague and Ellen Malos

An accessible and comprehensive account of violence against women in the home, written by recognised experts in the field. It analyses the nature and causes of DV, the improving police response, family and housing law, child protection issues, multi-agency initiatives and abuser programmes. A basic resource for activists, practitioners, students and anyone with an interest or a wish to understand Domestic Violence.

When Violence Begins at Home - A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse
by K. J. Wilson, Ed.D.

This definitive guide, written by a survivor of DV who has worked in the field of abuse for over a decade, addresses the needs of multiple audiences, including battered women from various backgrounds, teenaged victims of dating violence, educators, community leaders, and even the batterers themselves. Special chapters clarify the responsibilities - and limitations - of friends and family, shelter employees, health care providers, law enforcement officers, employers, and clergy. Includes listings of US resources.

Breaking Free from Partner Abuse: Voices of Battered Women Caught in the Cycle of Domestic Violence
by Mary Marecek

Try to get out of harm's way.
Thank you Readers for your interest in this book, and thanks to the women who inspired it. The fact that I couldn't use their real names attests to the danger they were in. The poetry was inspired by their life & death situations, their emotions and their courage. Thanks also to Jeanne at Morning Glory Press for falling in love with the poem, "I Whisper To The Wind", for deciding to publish the book and for taking the risk to issue it in hardcover. To those of you who are presently in danger I appeal to you, "try to get out of harm's way, try to be well, and try to stay safe." (From the Author).

Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men
by Ann Goetting and Caroline Jory

Getting Out is a book that will inspire and encourage women to discover solutions to problems within their own lives and those of the people they know. It is also a title that social workers and psychologists, wherever they may be, who deal with abused women will find informative

Violence in Intimate Relationships: Examining Sociological and Psychological Issues
edited by Nicky Ali Jackson and Gisele Casanova Oates

Violence in Intimate Relationships is an edited volume that provides a thorough overview of abuse in a wide range of situations, including children, elders, husbands, wives, homosexual couples, and dates. Each chapter covers an historical accounting of the problem, legal and operational definitions, prevalence and incidence, empirical correlates of abuse, theoretical explanations of abuse, profiles of abusers and victims, prevention and treatment strategies, and future trends.

Books on the Abuser


Living with the Dominator
by Pat Craven

A book about the contents of the Freedom Programme.

Based on many years of working with abuse perpetrators, this simple yet concise book offers invaluable insights into the beliefs held and tactics used by abusers. It is an invaluable resource for professionals working in the Domestic Violence field, as well as for those affected by abuse, whether at the receiving or perpetrating end.

"Reading your book ‘Living with the Dominator’ in my eyes was a wish come true. I can honestly say that without reading that book (9 times no less) I don’t think that I would be here today relaxed in my own home with my children that I love so much." (A Reader )

Now also available:

Freedom Programme Home Study Course: A Supplement for the Book Living with the Dominator

Now this programme is available as a home study course for any adult who wishes to access it. It must be used in conjunction with Pat Craven's book; Living with the Dominator; It is not a stand alone publication. The course is easy to follow and contains no jargon.

The Batterer - A Psychological Profile
by Donald G. Dutton, Ph. D.

Psychologist Donald G. Dutton draws on his studies of over 700 abusive men and therapy with hundreds more to answer the questions of why some men batter, what they have in common, what differentiates them from other men and to address the most important question of all: Is a cure possible?

Why does he do that?

"A book to help you understand the attitudes and beliefs that underlies abusive behaviours and be able to make sense of the tactics and techniques used by abusive men."

Changing Violent Men
by Dobash

Based on the evaluation of British criminal justice responses and treatment programmes for men who use violence against a woman partner. Court enforced abuser programmes are compared with more traditional sanctions such as fines and probation. Their effectiveness is evaluated in relation to: - the nature of the violence - interventions, particular abuser programmes - whether violent men can change - the process of personal change when it occurs.

Women Who Perpetrate Relationship Violence: Moving Beyond Political Correctness
by Frederick Buttell and Michelle Mohr Carney

"Women Who Perpetrate Relationship Violence" examines the causes and consequences of violence initiated by women against their partners. This unique book fills the void of available literature on domestically violent women, taking a frank look at the issues surrounding female batterers who are the primary aggressors in their intimate relationships. Contributors write candidly about the similarities and differences between violent women and violent men, how to develop effective interventions, existing theories on the development of abusive behaviour in women, and society's response to violent women. An invaluable professional resource for psychologists, social workers, and counsellors.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
by Patricia Evans

THE classic authority on Verbal Abuse. Discusses the potential damage of verbal abuse, how to identify a problem relationship, and how to change or leave such relationships. Recommended by Lundy Bancroft.


Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence - The Reality for Women
by The London Rape Crisis Centre

An informative and accessible handbook for women who have been subjected to sexual violence, their friends and family. Precise and up-to-date information on the law, Police and courts, medical issues, emotional consequences, and much more.

Sexual Violence - The Unmentionable Sin
by Marie Marshall Fortune

Part One examines the social and religious roots of sexual violence and the consequences of silence. Part Two provides a pastoral perspective, supplying information useful to anyone attembpting to respond to victim or offender. “The book was written, “ says Fortune, “to enable the religious community to understand what sexual violence is about and how to develop an effective, compassionate, and just response.”

I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Aquaintance Rape
by Robin Warshaw

Explores date rape, including what it is, why it happens, and its impact on victims, with information on resources and counseling and support programs. An informative, reassuring and comforting book.

Nightmares Echo
by Katlyn Stewart

Even as a young girl she knew she was different, knew she had secrets that must be hidden from view. This story delves into the mind of a child as she grows into womanhood, as she learns to live with and deal with sexual abuse from the hands of her Father.. but more importantly, this story is about courage and perseverance. This is where this book comes from.. the deepest region of the pain. To unlock it and let it rear it's ugly head...and to find the others out there.. who haven't yet allowed the demon/demons to escape. This is a story, not unlike many, of sexual abuse, any abuse...but not just the abuse.. but the aftermath, the hiding within the soul, the countless stories you tell yourself and the struggles through life and love that you must challenge when as a young person you already have a "Monkey on your Back".

The Survivor's Guide: To Recovery from Rape and Sexual Abuse

Every day, all over the world, millions of people, young and old, women and men, live with the harsh realities of rape and sexual abuse. Many of them believe they are alone in coping with a range of feelings from isolation and helplessness to guilt and low self-esteem. But they are not alone. The Survivor's Guide is for every one who is affected by abuse issues - whether a survivor themselves, a friend, relative, health professional or counsellor. It offers helpful and friendly advice that can be used in everyday situations to encourage survivors to work through the emotions that they feel and to develop a wonderful vision for themselves of the person they want to be and the life they want to live - not just making do with surviving.

Sexual Healing: Transform the Sacred Wound [Abridged] [Audiobook] (Audio CD)
by Peter Levine

A pioneer in the healing of emotional trauma offers help for victims of childhood or adult sexual abuse, revealing how to release unresolved distress frozen within the body with a series of self-guided exercises to help reclaim the sacred inner space of the body.


Religion & Abuse 

Women, Abuse, and the Bible: How Scripture Can Be Used to Hurt or Heal
Editors Catherine Clark Kroeger & James R. Beck

Why do Christians physically, sexually, or emotionally abuse others - with frightening frequency? Fifteen papers from a recent conference appear in this book. Part I covers the relationship between belief and abuse, including personal stories; how biblical concepts can be misused to feed tendencies toward control and violence; the biblical, theological, pastoral, psychological, legal, and social aspects of abuse. Part II addresses questions of healing and what can be done to address the problems of violence and abuse within the Christian communities

Available from Christians for Biblical Equality at http://www.cbeinternational.org.

No Place for Abuse - Biblical & Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence
by Catherine Clark Kroeger & Nancy Nason-Clark

An immensely helpful guide on both a spiritual and a practical level, covering what Scriptures say about DV, including verbal abuse, concealment, secrecy and silence, a discussion on how proper concerns for Christian families can be twisted to endager women and children, an assessment of the alternatives to suffering in silence, practical resources and tools for pastors and counsellors in dealing with both victim and abuser and outlines for sermons and Bible studies addressing domestic violence.

Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections
edited by Marie M. Fortune and Joretta L. Marshall

Forgiveness is an essential concept for many survivors of abuse as well as the perpetrators. Some believe that urging victims to simply forgive and forget in the face of such harsh realities may not be practical and could actually endanger the healing process. Forgiveness and Abuse studies several aspects of the spiritual influence in forgiving and vindicating abusive crimes, including traditional views of forgiveness and repentance and the use of a clinical study examining the relationship between forgiveness and mental health as well as comparing Christian and Jewish responses to a questionnaire regarding forgiveness.

Sexual Violence - The Unmentionable Sin
by Marie Marshall Fortune

Part One examines the social and religious roots of sexual violence and the consequences of silence. Part Two provides a pastoral perspective, supplying information useful to anyone attembpting to respond to victim or offender. “The book was written, “ says Fortune, “to enable the religious community to understand what sexual violence is about and how to develop an effective, compassionate, and just response.”

Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse
by Marie M Fortune

This little book is quick to read and will help give you courage to do what is right. Sometimes Christian women get so bogged down in guilt and the need to save our marriage, that we forget to save ourselves. This book is a must read for anyone in an abusive marriage seeking spiritual guidance. Solid, Christlike interpretation of scripture will offer much needed inspiration and encouragement. (Opinion presented on Amazon)

Good News for Women: A Biblical Picture of Gender Equality
by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis

Groothuis looks at the Big Picture - the overall outline of biblical teaching on relationships between men and women providing the foundation for examining the passages specifically relating to gender issues. This book is a sequel to the author's first book, Women Caught in the Conflict (see under Research and Studies below).

Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context
by David Instone-Brewer

A truly fascinating book, and a must read for anyone who really wants to understand where our ideas and concepts of marriage, divorce and remarriage have come from within the Jewish and Christian belief systems. An eye-opener.

Divorce and Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities
by David Instone-Brewer

Using new research into background literature of the Bible, David Instone-Brewer shows how, when properly understood, the New Testament provides realistic and wise guidance on the issues of divorce and remarriage which is of urgent relevance to the contemporary church. A MUST READ for any pastor or Church Leader trying to care for their flock in a Biblical manner.


Male Victims of Abuse  

Abused men: The hidden side of domestic violence
by P Cook

The author examines domestic violence perpetrated by women on men, arguing that the statistics show that women are every bit as violent toward men as men are toward women. He recounts the stories of abused men and presents research to show why so little is known about female-on-male violence.

Male Victims of Sexual Assault
edited by Gillian C. Mezey and Michael B. King

In discussions on sexual assault, men are usually portrayed as the perpetrators; it is rarely appreciated that men are themselves often victims of sexual abuse. Reasons for this misconception include: the male stereotype as physically strong and sexually dominant; the erroneous belief that assaults are motivated by sexual need rather than by aggression; and English law's less serious attitude towards sexual assualts on men than towards those on women. Although male victims feel that the violence and humiliation suffered during a sexual attack threatens their personal and physical integrity, in much the same way as women feel, there are also differences in their experience of the assault and in their response to it.


DV and Children    
Children Living With Domestic Violence- Putting Men's Abuse of Women on the Child Care Agenda.
Edited by Audrey Mullendder and Rebecca Morley

This book concentrates on the impact of domestic violence on children, and should be of great interest to professionals working with children in whatever practice setting, including social work, education, child psychiatry and the law: to the voluntary sector, especially women's projects and children's organisations; to activists and the concerned general public

Children's Perspectives on Domestic Violence
by Audrey Mullender et al.

Children's Perspectives on Domestic Violence examines children's experiences and perspectives on living with domestic violence. Offered is a detailed explanation of the impact on children living with domestic violence, how children make sense of and cope with their experiences, the response they receive from various agencies and the fit between what children feel they need and what in reality they receive.

Childhood Experiences of Domestic Violence
by Caroline McGee

Focuses on first-hand accounts from children and young people regarding their experiences of both domestic violence and the support services. It examines the user's experience of service provision for the victims of domestic violence and it seeks to encourage a more effective and professional approach in the services that offer to support and protect children.


stop hitting mum

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Stop Hitting Mum
published by Young Voice

Young Voice offer their newest book, which illuminates the dark side of domestic life. In words and drawings children communicate a world of pain and hope.

One in four women will suffer domestic violence at some point in their lives. Every year about 150 people are killed by a current or former partner, and domestic violence affects the lives of thousands more. But no-one has counted the children whose lives are affected. For too long society has tolerated domestic violence. Now the voices of children who have lived through this experience provide a striking testimony of how vital it is to act to stop this. They want violence to be addressed in schools and youth services, they want an improved response to their shocking childhoods.


Same Sex Abuse

Same-sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change (SAGE Series on Violence Against Women)
by Sandra Lundy

Same-Sex Domestic Violence focuses on topics of practical concern in a neglected area of partner abuse. Studies have shown that domestic violence among same-sex couples is as common and severe as among heterosexual couples. Contributors to this ground-breaking volume are prominent professionals and activists in the field. They: - address both lesbian and gay male abuse - examine a broad range of issues that confront both the victims and those who offer them services - discuss strategies for dealing with violence on both individual and societal levels.

No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships
by Janice Ristock

Myths: Violence is a male biological trait. When women fight, no one gets seriously hurt. Lesbians don't abuse their spouses. The truth revealed in Janice Ristock's groundbreaking book is that lesbian relationships sometimes do turn violent. Based on interviews with more than one hundred lesbians who have suffered abuse and seventy-five case workers, No More Secrets is the first in-depth account of this startling phenomenon. Although one in four gay and lesbian couples are affected by domestic violence, the problem has remained hidden for several reasons. By giving voice to the victims, Ristock helps women to address violence by breaking silences, sharing secrets, and naming the forms of abuse.


Healing and Recovery   

Women Who Love Too Much.
by R Norwood

A must-read for any woman trying to recover from an abusive relationship, the tendency of choosing the 'wrong' man or who feels incomplete without one. Norwood gently but clearly identifies the roots of co-dependency and fuzzy boundaries, the consequences for those affected and suggest tried and tested steps for healing

Daily Meditations for Women who Love Too Much
by R Norwood

A collection of meditations to help and support during the healing process by the author of the acclaimed best seller "Women Who Love Too Much". One a day.

Letters from Women Who Love Too Much
by R Norwood

And letters from Women who Love Too Much which further exemplifies and validates the conclusions from the original book.

Healing the Child Within
by Charles L. Whitfield, M.D.

Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families. Much recommended, this book offers insight and help for anyone struggling with boundary issues, shame, guilt and/or co-dependency. A must-read!

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth
by Alice Miller & Simon Worrall

The culture that ignores roots of hatred and tyranny embedded in its own childrearing traditions, warns Miller, renders itself ripe for payback. Her analyses of the likes of Hitler and Nicolae Ceausescu lend epic significance to her point. Her disclosure of her own abuse gives her plea for truth a potent intimacy that brings the issue home to us all. She calls on society at large to condemn poisonous methods of discipline and, with the eloquence of a survivor, points the way to a liberating awareness for victims whose past still exerts a devastating grip. Softcover.

Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting & Enjoying the Self
by Charles L. Whitfield

A renowned psychotherapist explores healthy and unhealthy relationships and personal boundaries, with self-assessment tests, descriptions of ten types of human interaction, and more. A MUST READ for anyone struggling with boundary issues.

by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Addresses specific issues that confront today's Christians. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. They impact all areas of our lives:
-- Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances.
-- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions.
-- Emotional boundaries help us deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others.
-- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator.

Safe People
by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Finding safe people provides the foundation for building healthy, lasting relationships. Here's how to identify safe people.

Co-dependence: Healing the Human Condition
by Charles L. Whitfield

Shows how children from dysfunctional families manifest co-dependent tendencies as adults, and suggests specific types of psychotherapy. The issues discussed are so widespread, that it's not so much a question of what is "wrong" with a person, as how a person might better themselves, how they may become a more complete and well integrated whole.

Sexual Healing: Transform the Sacred Wound [Abridged] [Audiobook] (Audio CD)
by Peter Levine

A pioneer in the healing of emotional trauma offers help for victims of childhood or adult sexual abuse, revealing how to release unresolved distress frozen within the body with a series of self-guided exercises to help reclaim the sacred inner space of the body.

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing (Paperback)
by Peter Levine (Author)

Peter Levine's work in trauma is grounded in medical biophysics, psychophysiology and psychology, as well as his own innovative research into the instinctual behaviour of wild animals. Over the past 35 years, he has developed and refined a method called Somatic Experiencing (SE), which provides the foundation for this guide to dealing with trauma in children. At the core of this book is the understanding that trauma begets violence, and violence begets trauma. The effects of trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse and violence but from everyday, common incidents such as minor auto accidents, routine medical procedures, family stresses, even something as seemingly innocent as falling off a bicycle. "Trauma Through a Child's Eyes" offers a hopeful alternative to children acting "in" (on themselves) or "out" (on others) in response to pain and injury. Most children possess an innate natural resiliency, and Levine explains how adults can help them tap into and strengthen that resiliency to resolve the effects of trauma and cope successfully with future harmful situations.

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Books) (Hardcover)
by Babette Rothschild

Traumatised people hold a memory of that trauma in their brains and bodies. This is the first book to link this phenomenon of somatic memory and the impact of trauma on the body. Reducing the chasm between scentific theory and clinical practice, Rothschild presents techniques for addressing the memory in the body.


Find Your Way through Divorce
by Jill Curtis

If you or you and your partner are thinking of separating, or if you are in the middle of breaking up, how can you best find your way through the minefield? Have warning signs been ignored? This book is a down-to-earth guide to help you through the process without avoiding the question of whether or not divorce is the only option. Offering practical advice and strategies that will be invaluable during this difficult time, Jill Curtis focuses on ways of minimising the emotional cost of divorce for everyone involved. There are ways you can deal with the break-up of a marriage that will lessen the trauma of divorce. This is the book that will put you on the right track.


Research & Studies on DV  

Rethinking Violence Against Women
Edited by R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash

Based on a series of international workshops this book advances theories, methodologies, and policy analyses relating to various forms of violence against women; including the cultural contexts, nature and variety of sexual violence, perspectives on perpetrators, and much more. Very readable.

Trauma and Recovery - From Domestic Violence to Political Terror
by Judith Lewis Herman

The link between the 'heroic' suffering of men in war and political struggle and the degraded suffering of women who are victims of rape, incest and domestic violence. Herman challenges established orthodoxies, identifies a new diagnostic category for those suffering 'hidden' traumas and proposes a ground-breaking recovery programme. A deeply compassionate and readable work.

Women Caught in the Conflict: The Culture War between Traditionalism and Feminism
by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis

The strength of Groothuis‘ unique contribution in this book is that she puts the present gender debate into a richer and deeper context of history, culture, and logic. Although she does not here present a complete case for biblical equality (this she does in her second book,Good News for Women: A Biblical Picture of Gender Equality), she does make distinctions and develop arguments that help clarify a debate that is often clouded by name-calling, ignorance, and illogic.

Challenging Silence - Innovative responses to sexual and domestic violence
Edited by Jan Breckenridge and Lesley Laing

Challenging Silence assesses the state of play with sexual and domestic violence. It examines the effectiveness of current services in the context of both Australian and international law and policy. it looks at innovative developments in practice and research, and outlines strategies which are proving successful in supporting victims and addressing offenders' accountability and responsibility.

Social Work, Domestic Violence and Child Protection: Challenging Practice
by Catherine Humphries

The responses of social services to child abuse arising in the context of domestic violence remain some of the most contentious and controversial in this area. This report explores the problems and opportunities presented for child protection workers responding to child abuse that occurred in the context of violence towards the child(ren)'s mother. This particular aspect of domestic violence intervention is frequently overlooked as issues such as policing, child contact, interagency working and offender programmes have gained precedence in the development of intervention strategies. The report recognizes the difficulties of developing sensitive child welfare practice in an area where there has been a traditional separation of services for women and services for children, and provides good practice examples for overcoming the traditional difficulties in this area

Domestic Violence and Child Protection: Directions for Good Practice
edited by Catherine Humphreys and Nicky Stanley

How do you respond simultaneously to the needs of adults experiencing domestic violence and the specific needs of their children? "Domestic Violence and Child Protection" explores the challenges of working effectively in this complex field and offers positive models for practice. Individual chapters address child abduction, legal issues concerning child contact arrangements, and dealing with abuse in the context of divorce. Including perspectives from social services, health services and the voluntary sector, this book is a valuable source of information and ideas on how to work safely and sensitively with children living with domestic violence and will be a key reference for social workers, health professionals and policy makers.



deliver me from this hell

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Dear Lord, Deliver Me From This Hell
by Kim Eyer

A first hand account of domestic violence and struggles in the US Court System written by a domestic violence survivor. Readers learn what she lived through, how she found her courage and strength to end the relationship, prosecution of criminal charges against an abuser that would not let go, how she healed and changed her life. An eBook written by our website author and Incorporating Officer of Rhiannon3, Inc. Very inspiring. Kim donates all proceeds from sales directly to the Rhiannon3, Inc. non-profit efforts against domestic violence.

voices of strength
Voices of Strenth - an Audio Documentary for Survivors of Rape, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence.

The dream behind 'Voices of Strength' is a simple one. We all have a voice, and we all deserve the right to use it to help shift a world that is still clouded in fear and turmoil. In this audio documentary, 16 survivors speak out about their experiences and their paths to healing.

Available from www.voicesofstrength.org. Shipped worldwide.



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Living with the Dominator by Pat Craven is the book to accompany the Freedom Programme in the UK. This book should be compulsory in schools - the information is so clear and so obvious and such an eye-opener! After studying domestic violence issues for years, this is the one book which finally enabled me to click it all into place and answer all my whys. Just read it:

To order in the US: Living With the Dominator (Kindle version only - and well worth buying a Kindle just to get this book!)

To order in the UK: Living with the Dominator: A Book About the Freedom Programme: 1

Life after getting out of an abusive relationship often continues to be a struggle, and It's My Life Now offers guidance to overcoming common pitfalls, blending worksheets with insights on self exploration and ongoing growth. From handling feels of loss and guilt to overcoming feelings associated with having loved an abuser, this book continues to offer invaluable lessons and be a real source of help and strength:

To order in the US: It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence, 2nd Edition

To order in the UK: It's My Life Now

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According to therapist Engel "even the most loving person" is capable of emotional abuse-that is, "any non-physical behavior designed to control, intimidate, subjugate, demean, punish, or isolate." In a reasoned, sensible tone, she encourages readers to become responsible for their behavior and for changing it. Identified are ten "patterns of abuse" (verbal assault, character assassination, etc.), different kinds of abusive relationships, action steps for cessation, and suggestions for recovery. Engel clearly shows how this type of abuse, either intentional or unconscious leads to low self-esteem and misery for one or both partners. Engel also looks at the difficult relationships where one partner suffers from Personality Disorder. A difficult and draining yet important read for those who suspect that their relationship has entered abusive territory, this book is highly recommended.

To order in the US: The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing (Paperback or Kindle version avaialble - and well worth buying the kindle to be able to start reading immediately!)

To order in the UK: The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

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