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Another Place at the Table, Kathy Harrison, 242 pages, 2003

The author has written a riveting portrait of life in her extraordinary American family, set
against the backdrop of a child welfare system that is completely overwhelmed. At a
time when we‘re looking for heroes who aren‘t on the silver screen or in slick magazines,
this book offers the real thing.

Assessing Dangerousness: Violence by Sexual Offenders, Batters, and Child Abusers,
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, editor, 152 pages, 1995

This is an important resource for any physical and mental health practitioner, legal or law
enforcement professional, and advanced student interested in methods for more
acccurately predicting the potential for future abuse.

Assessing and Treating Victims of Violence, Editor, John Briere, 107 pages, 1994

Scientists and clinicians are beginning to trace the genesis of a number of psychological
symptoms and disorders to childhood or adult traumatic events, many of which involve
interpersonal violence. As a result, a new specialty of mental health practitioners has
evolved, one specifically concerned with the assessment and treatment of psychological
trauma.

Battering of Women, The Failure of Intervention and the Case for Prevention,         Larry
L. Tifft, 230 pages, 1993

Why have most interventions failed to decrease domestic violence in This country?
Larry Tifft provides reasons—and suggests possible solutions—in this revealing study of
the cultural, social structural and interpersonal dynamics that support a man‘s choice to
batter his intimate partner.

Battered Women, Living with the Enemy, Anna Kosof, 110 pages, 1995

The most common question asked about battered women is: Why don‘t they leave the
men who are injuring them and, often, their children? This issue is addressed along with
the legal aspects of domestic violence, the psychology of the batterer, the shelters that are
available for women seeking refuge, and finally, the women who kill their abusers.

Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How hey Shape Our Capacity to Love,
Robert Karen, Ph.D., 498 pages, 1994

This book is not just a voyage of discovery in child emotional development and its
pertinence to adult life but a voyage of personal discovery as well, for it is impossible to
read this book without reflecting on one‘s own life as a child, a parent, and an intimate
partner in love or marriage.

Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family, Murray A. Straus, Richard J.
Gelles, and Suzanne K. Steinmetz, 301 pages, 1981

Based on a seven-year study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark
insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their
family members.

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, Ruby K. Payne,
Ph.D.; Philip DeVol; Terie Dreussi Smith 267 pages 2001

This book helps you understand the people your serving. If you didn‘t grow up in
poverty, you may be unaware of the ―hidden rules‖ that govern many aspects of life for
the poor. People in poverty are often in survival mode. Where the future holds no
promise, and support systems taken for granted in middle class and wealth are
nonexistent.

Building Your Mate’s Self- Esteem, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, 254 pages, 1986

Self-esteem is either the crippler or the completer of the marriage relationship. From
their experience in counseling hundreds of couples, Dennis and Barbara Rainey have
found that one of the most vital and missing ingredients in marriage today is the diligent
effort on the part of each spouse to build the other‘s self-esteem.


A Child Called ―It‖ Dave Pelzer, 184 pages, 1995 (3 copies)
An unforgettable account of the most severe child abuse cases in California history.
Through each struggle you‘ll find yourself enduring his pain, comforting his loneliness
and fighting for his will to survive. This compelling story will awaken you to the truth
about child abuse—and the ability we all have to make a difference.
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The Lost Boy, A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family, Dave Pelzer, 340 pages,
1997 (3 copies)
This is a sequel to A Child Called ―It‖ and stands shining as the premier book on the
unique love and dedication which social services and foster families provide for our
children in peril.
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A Man Named Dave, Dave Pelzer, 290 pages, 1999 (3 copies)

The Inspiring conclusion to A Child Called ―It‖ and The Lost Boy. With stunning
generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how a lost,
nameless boy finally found himself in the heart and soul of a man who is finally free at
last.
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The Privilege of Youth A Teenager’s Story, Dave Pelzer, 229 pages, 2005

This book supplies the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood.
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A Brother’s Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse, Richard Pelzer, 262 pages, 2005

In A Child Called ―It‖ Dave Pelzer described the terrible treatment he received at the
hands of his mother and his brother Richard. Fortunately for Dave, he was removed from
the Pelzer household. But his mother needed a new scapegoat. Soon it was Richard who
received nocturnal beatings. Yet he survived.

Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families, Lisa Aronson Fontes, 239
pages, 2005

Following a concise discussion of what it means to have a multicultural orientation in
child maltreatment work, the book presents numerous practical strategies for addressing
cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process.

Child Custody, Foster Care, & Adoptions, Joseph R. Carrieri, 372 pages, 1991

This work is an invaluable reference not only for foster care professionals but for the
children and families who so greatly need definition about their rights, obligations and
opportunities. To provide such clarity is to instill hope and courage in clients who have
in many instances lost focus and direction in their lives.

Child Poverty, Love, Justice, and Social Responsibility, Pamela Couture, 235 pages, 2007

This book urges the church and individual Christians to assume responsibility for
children in need, to quit accepting child poverty as a given in our local communities and
around the world. But the book also shows how facing the challenges of children in poor
circumstances is reinvigorating the churches ministering with them.

Claiming Georgia Tate, Gigi Amateau          196 pages, 2005, Fiction
When Nana suddenly passes away, Georgia Tate‘s beloved preacher granddaddy decides
that a father and daughter belong together and sends her to live with hers in Jacksonville.
The only problem is that some men, like Granddaddy Tate, were always meant to be
fathers—and some men, like Rayford Jamison, were never meant to be.

Children of the Dragonfly edited by Robert Bensen 280 pages, 2001

This is the first anthology to document the struggle for cultural survival on both sides of
the U.S.-Canadian border. Invoking the dragonfly spirit of Zuni legend who helps
children restore a way of life that has been taken from the, it explores the breadth of the
conflict about Native childhood. This book shows that Native children—as well as their
families and descendants—are both victims and victors in the crucial struggle for cultural
and personal survival.

City of One: A Memoir, Francine Cournos, 253 pages, 2006

This is a poignant and beautifully written memoir of childhood loss and its enduring
meaning. Francine Cournos was three years old when her father died, and by the time
she was eleven, her mother was dead of breast cancer. This is an inspiring account of
triumph over childhood adversity.

Coping with Sexual Assault: A Guide to Resolution, Healing and Recovery, 80 pages,
2000 (about 30 copies)

This booklet is for any adult with visual impairments who has ever been a victim of
sexual assault. It is also a good resource for family members, friends, partners or spouses
to learn more about supporting their loved one through this difficult time.

Couples Therapy: An Adlerian Perspective, Roy M. Kern, E. Clair Hawes and Oscar C.
Christensen, 228 pages, 1989

This book provides therapists with a strong theoretical base from which to view the
dynamics of couples‘ relationships and the therapeutic process.

Cry Out! Inside the Terrifying World of an Abused Child, P.E. Quinn, 205 pages, 1984

This is a shocking, searing account of child abuse told from the child‘s point of view. It
is a nightmare of torment, terror, and desperation. It is also a story of hope. And it is true
in its entirety.

Dating Violence Young Women in Danger, Edited by Barrie Levy, 315 pages, 1991

Divided into four sections, this book brings together professionals, activists, researchers
and young people themselves to provide a comprehensive, cross-cultural view of the
problem

Defending Ourselves, A Guide to Prevention, Self-Defense, and Recovery From Rape,
Rosalind Wiseman, 216 pages, 1994

This book offers a complete course in self-defense without requiring you to be a martial
arts expert, or even to be in especially good physical shape. It also provides a
refreshingly straightforward discussion of date rape and tells you what to do if you are
physically assaulted, from going to the hospital to deciding whether to press charges.

Developing Culturally-Relevant Responses to Domestic Abuse: Asha Family Services,
Inc., Antonia A. Vann, 49 pages, 2003
My desire in this paper is to share my personal experiences, work and lessons learned
during the development and growth of Asha Family Services, Inc. a domestic abuse
agency. I want to be clear that these pages reflect MY thoughts, experiences and
knowledge; I do not claim to speak for all African-American women who are or have
ever been victims.



Developmental Milestones: Birth to 12 Years National Network for Child Care
Photocopied
This is a child development guide for parents- starting at three months.

Domestic Violence, ACADVSA, 2004

For friends and family

Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines
for Policy and Practice, Recommendations from the National Council of Juvenile and
Family Court Judges Family Violence Department, 132 pages, 1999

This book is intended to offer communities a guiding framework to develop interventions
and measure progress as they seek to improve their responses to families experiencing
domestic violence and child maltreatment.

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, socially
Skilled Child, Maurice, J. Elias, Ph.D. Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., and Brian s. Friedlander,
Ph.D., 246 pages, 1999

This book breaks the mold of traditional parenting books by taking into account the
strong role of emotions—those of parents and children—in psychological development.
With this book, parents will learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more
gratifying level and how to help them successfully navigate the intricacies of relating to
others.

Empowering Women – Every Woman’s Guide to Successful Living, Louise L. Hay, 173
pages, 1997

The author‘s goal is to see that all women experience self-love, self-worth, self-esteem
and a powerful place in society. She offers penetrating insights on how women of all
ages and backgrounds can achieve this goal and make the coming years the most
productive, fulfilling and empowering ones ever.

Family Violence – Legislative Update, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court
Judges, 92 pages, 2005
The Family: A revolutionary Way of Self-Discovery, John Bradshaw, 242 pages, 1988
Bradshaw guides us out of our dysfunction to wholeness and teaches us that bad
beginnings can be remedied. Families can be healed as we as individuals can be healed.

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents, Janice Levy,
illustrated by Whitney Martin, 45 pages, 2004

A young girl living with her foster parent describes the emotional ups and downs of being
separated from her mother and living in unfamiliar surroundings.

First Service: Following God’s Calling and Finding Life Purpose, Former tennis star,
Andrea Jaeger, 323 pages, 2004

With tremendous faith and fortitude, Andrea gave up her millions in tennis earnings and
co-founded the Silver Lining Foundation, a nonprofit organization benefiting children
with cancer.

Flirting for Success; A creative, effective way to reach your professional and personal
goals, Jill Spiegel, 191 pages, 1994

This is the first book ever to reveal the secrets of selling yourself and your product
through the art of flirting. How you listen and interact—verbally and nonverbally—with
others will make the difference between wanting success and having it.

Foster Care Today, Kathy Barbell and Madelyn Freundlich, 68 pages, 2001

Dynamics of foster care are outlined.

Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, Robin Karr-Morose and
Meredith S. Wiley, 364 pages, 1997

Cutting to the heart of the alarming trend of violence committed by children, this book
gives startling new evidence that violent behavior is fundamentally linked to abuse and
neglect in the first two years of life.

Healing the Incest Wound, Christine A Courtois, 396 pages, 1988 (2 copies)

Increasing numbers of people, primarily women, who were abused incestuously as
children are now seeking therapy for problems related to their abuse. This book provides
the special knowledge and clinical guidelines that therapists need to help them.

The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Thomas R. Eng and
William T. Butler, Editors, 54 pages, 1997
The following summary condenses many complex issues concerning sexually transmitted
diseases.

High Risk: Children Without a Conscience, Dr. Ken Magid and Carole A. McKelvey,
361 pages, 1987

For every parent of a difficult child, working parents, single parents, and adoptive
parents, here is a book that addresses one of our society‘s greatest problems. This book
offers sobering case histories and invaluable suggestions for raising healthy children and
protecting ourselves from the Trust bandits who would steal our love, our money, our
very lives.

Hope and Power: For Your Personal Finances, National Endowment for Financial
Education, 68 pages, 2000 (3copies)

This guide is written to help victims of domestic violence regain control of their financial
lives and begin to build a better future for themselves and their children.

How to Forgive When You Can’t Forget: Healing Our Personal Relationship, Charles
Klein, 106 pages, 1995

This book teaches us how to shift our perception, moving beyond the frozen point in time
that says, ―I don‘t need you anymore,‖ to a moment that melts away our hardness and
mistrust and allows us to say, ―I want you to be a part of my life again.‖

How to Love A Difficult Man, Nancy Good, 244 pages, 1987

How to Survive the Loss of a Love, Melba Colgrove, Ph.D., Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
& Peter McWilliams, 119 pages, 1976

When an emotional injury has taken place, the body begins a process as natural as the
healing of a physical wound. Let the process happen. Trust that nature will do the
healing. Know that the pain will pass and you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive
and aware.


I Never Called It Rape,   Robin Warshaw 227 pages, 1994

The Ms. report on recognizing, fighting and surviving date and acquaintance rape. The
author combines survey results and scholarly perspectives with vivid first-person
accounts to explain what date rape is, how it happens, and what we can do about it.

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Ellen Bass
and Louise Thornton, 278 pages, 1983
Writing with courage and honesty, these women tell of experiences ranging from the
most subtle overtures to repeated abuse. Introduced by brief biographies that place each
woman in a past and present context, these pieces reflect a wide diversity of experience
and emotional response and offer a powerful testament to all survivors of sexual abuse.

The Innocent Victims: A Handbook for Parents and Caregivers of Children Exposed to
Domestic Violence, Julianne Leavy, MA, MFT, 43 pages, 2003 (2 copies)

Children are often the forgotten victims of domestic violence. This booklet looks at the
effect of domestic violence on children and helps adults to understand and respond to
their needs.

In Our Shoes: The Next Steps: A Domestic Violence Advocate’s Guide To Working For
Economic Justice In Your Community, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic
Violence, 113 pages, 2005

Companion Workbook to In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence

It’s O.K. To Say No To Drugs! A Parent/Child Manual for the Protection of Children,
Allen Garner, 117 pages, 1987

This book does an excellent job of helping parents to teach their young children that drug
use is unhealthy and unwise, as well as specific skills for resisting peer pressure to use
drugs.

Keeping Families Together: The Case for Family Preservation, Edna McConnell Clark
Foundation, 43 pages, 1985

Letting Go, Dr. zev Wanderer and Tracy Cabot, Ph.D., 318 pages, 1978

A 12-week personal action program to overcome a broken heart

The Little Boy Book, A Guide to the First Eight Years, Sheila Moore and Roon Frost,
267 pages, 1986

If you are the parent of a little boy, this book is written as a comprehensive child-care
guide. It describes the ways boys differ from girls and provides information that will
help mothers and fathers raise a son from infancy through the early years of school.

Lost Bird of Wounded Knee
Spirit of the Lakota Renee Sansom Flood, 384 pages, 1998

A passionate book: a hybrid of domestic history, western history, women‘s studies, and
the study of U.S.-Indian relations. This book is an extremely well-written exploration of
the life of a remarkable woman.
Making Reasonable Efforts: Steps for Keeping Families Together, National Council of
Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Child Welfare League of America, Youth Law Center
and National Center for Youth Law, 120 pages

The Male Survivor: The Impact of Sexual Abuse, Matthew Parynik Mendel, 238 pages.
1995

Matthew Mendel conducted the first national survey among male survivors of sexual
abuse. The results of his findings present a sobering study of just how extensive this kind
of abuse is in terms of types of sexual activity and number and gender of perpetrators.

Males at Risk: The Other Side of Child Sexual Abuse, Frank G. Bolton, Jr., Larry A.
Morris, Ann E. MacEachron, 222 pages, 1989

The authors of this book examine why sexual abuse occurs, how prevalent the problem is
among male populations, and offer suggestions for clinicians working with sexually
abused.

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care, Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn
Wright, illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis, 31 pages, 2002

Introduces the people and procedures involved in foster care and the feelings, reactions,
and concerns of new foster children.

Mommy and Daddy are Fighting, Susan Paris, Illustrated by Gail Labinski, 22 pages,
1986

There are no easy answers to children‘s questions about arguments and fighting between
their parents. Here is a book to open up discussion with children about family violence.

Mother Love, Mother Hate, Breaking Dependent Love Patterns in Family Relationships,
Anne F. Grizzle with William Proctor, 250 pages, 1988

This book offers sensible approaches to striking a healthy balance between love and
independence in maternal relationships. The author helps you identify whether you are
an over-dependent ―adult child‖ or an over-protective parent.

My Body Is Private, Linda Walvoord Girard and illustrated by Rodney Pate, 1984

Narcotics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous World services, Inc, 1988

Many books have been written about the nature of addiction. This book primarily
concerns itself with the nature of recovery. If you are an addict and have found this
book, please give yourself a break and read it!
No Place for Children, Voices from Juvenile Detention, Steve Liss, photographer, 133
pages, 2005

This courageous work of photojournalism goes inside the system to offer an intimate,
often disturbing view of children‘s experiences in juvenile detention.

Once Upon A Midlife - Classic Stories and Mythic Tales to Illuminate the Middle Years,
Allan B. Chinen, M.D., 238 pages. 1992

This book provides profound insight and illumination into the dynamics of midlife
transition…must reading for anyone in the midst of life stage transition.

Overcoming Eating Disorders, Robert S. McGee & W. M. Drew Mountcastel, M.A.,
L.P.G., 268 pages, 1990

A new Biblically integrated approach to recovery from the ABC‘s of eating disorders:
anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating.

Overcoming Procrastination, Albert Ellis, Ph.D. and William J, Knaus, Ed.D., 180
pages, 1977

 This book is about the famed scientific method for ending a habit that is robbing you of
time, money, power, freedom and love.

Pattern Changing for Abused Women: An Educational Program, Marilyn Sheer
Goodman & Beth Creager Fallon, 236 pages, 1995,

Timely and practical, this book is a manual designed for those who are currently
facilitating or would like to start a group for abused and formerly abused women.

Please Tell: A child’s story about sexual abuse, Written and illustrated by Jessie, 27
pages, 1991

Jessie was nine when she first wrote this book and eleven when she revised and
illustrated it. Jessie says, ―I just want Please Tell to help people as much as it helped me
to write it.‖

Planning for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, The American College of Obstetricians an d
Gynecologists, 260 pages, 1990

In this book is assembled into 15 information-filled chapters. The contents explain what
a woman should know to improve her chances of having a healthy baby.
Pocket Guide to the Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating
and Classifying Violent Crimes, John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess and
Robert K Ressler, 134 pages, 1992

Positive Addiction, William Glasser, M.D., 159 pages, 1976

The author explains how positive addictions (running, meditating) can strengthen a
person so he can overcome negative addictions and lead a more integrated life.

Possibilities: Awakening Your Leadership Potential    Jeff Magee 186 pages 2000
(2 copies)

It was from the interactions which I enjoyed as the President of the Oklahoma Speakers
Association in 1999-2000 that lead me to pull together the collective experiences,
education and wisdom of these powerful professionals and provide to you some of the
best that each has to offer, in this unique and powerful anthology.

Putting the One Minute Manager to Work: How to Turn the 3 Secrets into Skills, Kenneth
Blanchard, Ph.D. and Robert Lorber, Ph.D., 109 pages, 1984

Now this essential follow-up applies the secrets of one minute goal setting, one minute
praisings and one minute reprimands to real life situation…so that you can put them to
work in your life immediately.

Raising More Money: The Ask Event Handbook, Terry Axelrod 238 pages 2004

Learn to construct a one-hour fundraising event that will put your organization on the
path to financial sustainability, with the added benefits of creating many new friend and
greatly increasing community support. This book teaches nonprofits to create a powerful,
emotion-filled event that will inspire and move guest to action.

Real Boys,   William Pollack, Ph.D., 447 pages, 1998

Based on groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School for more than two
decades, Real Boys explores this generation‘s ―silent crisis‖: why so many boys are sad,
lonely and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful and confident. Pollack
challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage
parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives
their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really
experiencing can parents and teachers help them develop more self-confidence and the
emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression and violence, drugs and
alcohol, sexuality and love.

Recovering from Rape     Linda E. Ledray, R.N., Ph.D., 282 pages, 1994,      (3 copies)
This book provides practical advice on overcoming the trauma and coping with police,
hospitals, and the courts. This book is for the survivors of sexual assault and their
families, lovers, and friends.

Rekindled: How to Keep Warmth in marriage, Pat and Jill Williams with Jerry Jenkins,
160 pages, 1985

This book shows one man‘s earnest attempt to obey the biblical command, ‗Husbands,
love your wives as Christ loved the Church…‘ It is my prayer that this book will show
modern husbands that it can be done.

Self Assertion for Women, Pamela E. Butler, Ph.D., 264 pages, 1992

This book offers practical advice with realistic sample dialogues and step-by-step
exercises showing women how they can learn to communicate clearly and effectively,
etc. Butler‘s strategies can be applied by all women in any situation that requires direct,
effective and positive action.

Self Rescue, John Cantwell Kiley, M.D., Ph.D., 223 pages, 1990

This book is, among other things, the most truly helpful book I know for people
struggling to free themselves from addiction of any kind.

Someone There for Me; Everyday Heroes Through the Eyes of Teens in Foster Care, 133
pages, 2004

The children whose stories fill this book had someone who stood up for them when it
mattered most. Many had volunteer child advocates called CASA volunteers or
volunteer guardians ad litem.

PDAP Palmer Drug Abuse Program, 153 pages, 1990

PDAP is a fellowship of young people and parents who share their experience, love and
understanding, to solve their common problems and help others to recover from the
effects of mind-changing chemicals.

Stop Blaming Start Loving, Bill O‘Hanlon and Pat Hudson, 185 pages, 1996

A solution-oriented approach to improving your relationship

The Strong Willed Child (Birth Through Adolescence), Dr. James Dobson, 240 pages,
1986
This is a practical ―how-to‖ book on discipline and child-rearing, which focuses on
sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, self-esteem and the most common errors made by frustrated
parents.

Summerhill, A Radical Approach to Child Rearing, A.S. Neill, 392 pages, 1960

These strong commendations of authors and educators set forth on the inside covers of
this volume attest that every parent who reads this book will find in it many examples of
how Neill‘s philosophy may be applied to daily-life situations. Educators will find
Neill‘s refreshing viewpoints practical and inspiring.

T.E.T. Teacher Effectiveness Training, Dr. Thomas Gordon, 366 pages, 1974,

For the Classroom: How teachers can bring out the best in their students
For the Home: How parents can handle their children‘s learning problems

To Listen to a Child: Understanding the Normal Problems of Growing Up, T. Berry
Brazelton, M.D., 184 pages, 1984

A Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret M. Holmes and illustrated by Cary Pillo, 32
pages, 2000

After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and then angry; but
when a caring adult helps him talk about these emotions, he feels better.

Too Good to Leave – Too Bad to Stay, Mira Kirshenbaum, 288 pages, 1997

A step-by-step guide to help you decide whether to stay in or get out of your relationship

They Cage the Animals at Night, Jennings Michael Burch, 293 pages, 1985

This is the true story of an abandoned child‘s struggle for emotional survival. This is the
poignant story of his lost childhood. But it is also the triumphant tale of a little boy who
finally gained the courage to reach out for love and found it waiting for him.

Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System: Strategies for Systemic
Advocacy and Family Healing, Wes Crenshaw, 281 pages, 2004,

This book was written for therapists, social workers, family preservationists, court
officers, and others caught up in the interplay of the child protection system.

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, Cynthia Crosson-Tower, 451 pages, 2008
The author covers the history of child welfare, gives and overview of functional and
dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development
hampered by abuse and neglect.

Understanding and Preventing Violence, National Research Council, 1993
Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 2, Biobehavioral Influences
Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 3, Social Influences
Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 4, Consequences and Control

The present volumes should be essential companions for anyone interested in violence
and violence prevention.
Verbal Abuse, Survivors Speak Out, On Relationship and Recovery, Patricia Evans,
260 pages, 1993

 This book is a significant contribution to the literature on domestic violence. Victims of
verbal abuse, their families, and community professionals called upon for assistance will
find this book a valuable alternative.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond.       Patricia
Evans, 221 pages, 1996

In this expanded second edition, author Patricia Evans 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.

Victim Assistance, Exploring Individual Practice, Organizational Policy and Societal
Responses, Thomas L. Underwood and Christine Edmunds, 286 pages, 2003

This book identifies core content areas essential for practitioners working with crime
victims. Each chapter concludes with an analysis and application section, including
representative scenarios and key questions for review.

Violence in Urban America – Mobilizing a Response, Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University, 104 pages, 1994

Weaving: A Just Future for Children, Diane C. Olson and Laura Dean F. Friedrich, 208
pages, 2008

This book combines scripture, stories, statistics, reflection and action steps into a
manageable, accessible whole. For any congregation seeking to advocate for children.
What Can We Do About Child Abuse? The Office of the Attorney General, 73 pages,
1995

This handbook is designed primarily for professionals such as teachers, doctors, nurses,
day care workers, and police officers who regularly come into contact with children.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee
E. Hathaway, B.S.N., 455 pages, 1991
This pregnancy guide reassuringly answers the concerns of mothers-and fathers-to-be,
from planning stage through postpartum with a clear, comprehensive month-by-month
format.

What Works: Schools Without Drugs, U.S. Department of Education, 78 pages, 1986

The booklet provides a practical synthesis of the most reliable and significant findings
available on drug use by school-age youth. This book is designed to be used by parents,
teachers, principals, religious and community leaders, and all other adults –and
students—who want to know what works in drug prevention.

When Society Becomes an Addict, Anne Wilson Schaef, 152 pages, 1987

The author not only confronts us with a new model for understanding ourselves and our
world in a new way, but she also offers help in shedding addict patterns of behavior in
both our individual and societal lives.

Who Speaks for America’s Children? The Role of Child Advocates in Public Policy,
Carol J. De Vita and Rachel Mosher-Williams, 219 pages, 2001

Beyond cataloging current organizational efforts, this book also identifies previous
successful strategies, both elite-initiated and populist-based. It suggests important
directions for the future organizations of a successful child advocacy movement and
targets the need to focus on critical overarching issues that can engage parents in
improving all children‘s lives.

When Katie Wakes, Connie May Fowler, 271 pages, 2002

Connie May Fowler is known to the world as the author of bestselling novels and
powerful essays—but no one knew that for years she was the victim of brutal abuse and
relentless humiliation. Now in this harrowing, spellbinding memoir, Fowler finally tells
her own story.

When Someone You Love Is Depressed: How to Help Your Loved One Without Losing
Yourself, Laura Epstein Rosen, Ph.D. and Xavier Francisco Amador, Ph.D., 254 pages,
1997

A wonderfully sensitive book of benefit to the many people in this country who suffer
from the depression their families, loved ones, and friends experience. Its compassion
along with its practical problem-solving suggestions will make it invaluable.
Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change, Robin
Norwood, 302 pages, 1985

Why do so many women become obsessed with the wrong men—men who are
emotionally unavailable, addicted to work, alcohol or other women—men who cannot
love them back? In this bestseller, therapist Robin Norwood helps these women
recognize, understand and change the way they love.

You Can’t Say That To Me! Stopping the Pain of Verbal Abuse—An 8-Step Program,
Suzette Haden Elgin, Ph.D., 206 pages, 1995

In this book Dr. Elgin proves that verbal abuse is not caused by human nature, but by
language. She helps you discover that you are an expert in your own language, already
highly qualified to solve this problem for yourself, quickly and forever.

Zachary’s New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children, Geraldine M.
Blomquist, M.S.W. and Paul B. Blomquist and illustrated by Margo Lemieux, 29 pages,
1990,

Zachary still remembers his ―real‖ parents and finds that adjusting to life as Marie and
Tom‘s adopted son is sometimes a painful reality.

								
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