Sandi’s Story

Memoirs of an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse
Author: Randy Gardner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462878970
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
View: 9553
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This story is for you, whether you are a victim or a survivor of child abuse, or know someone who is. This is the compelling story of a child’s struggle to survive emotional, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her own family. It is also the story of her lifelong struggle to deal with the pain and to heal the emotional scars resulting from years of abuse. Sandi’s Story is taken directly from the journals of the victim herself. Anyone concerned about child abuse will, without a doubt, want to read and learn from this personal account. This story is also enriched by helpful comments, quotes, poetry, and prose; much of it written by other survivors or experts in child abuse. Remember… tell your story

Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse


Author: Carol-Ann Hooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134909268
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
View: 8316
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Despite increased recognition of the high incidence of child sexual abuse, little attention has so far been paid to the women on whom children primarily depend for care adn protection - their mothers. Informed by theory and research on other situations involving loss, secrecy and moral dilemmas, as well as the rapidly accumulating knowledge of child sexual abuse, Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse offers a new analysis of mother's reactions and resposes, presenting a fresh perspective on a shocking porblem for practitioners and policy-makers involved in child protection, as well as students and lecturers of social work and social studies and women's studies.

From Surviving to Thriving

A Therapist's Guide to Stage II Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Author: Mary Bratton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317790901
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 302
View: 1686
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Become more effective in therapy when working with survivors of abuse! From Surviving to Thriving: A Therapist’s Guide to Stage II Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse is a comprehensive manual for treating survivors of childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Inspired by the author’s own private practice, it combines both theory and practice and supports the therapeutic partnership with a step-by-step outline of the healing process. This outline includes concrete and incremental strategies and exercises that help you move the survivor beyond Stage I trauma debriefing to life-changing Stage II recovery. In From Surviving to Thriving, you’ll find everything you need to know about obtaining and maintaining autonomy and speeding recovery in the age of managed care. The self-contained, focused, and incremental interventions presented in this book can be woven into your own therapeutic style, giving you and your clients more freedom, satisfaction, and, most importantly, swift treatment and recovery. You’ll also find step-by-step guidance for dealing with adult survivors, including rationale for diagnosis, process, and sequence. In addition to the description of theoretical orientations and illustrations, Surviving to Thriving contains: an overview and detailed outline of the incremental recovery process pitfalls and positive strategies for establishing the therapeutic relationship detailed instructions for building a foundation for effective therapy by reframing the client’s self-concept explanations of pathological symptoms in context of necessary and “brilliant” survival defenses workable, specific, and sequential interventions for each stage of healing designed to become autonomous and self-generating for the client techniques for trauma resolution using the survivor’s internal experience Because it’s written in accessible language and includes explanations of clinical concepts, you’ll feel comfortable putting From Surviving to Thriving in the hands of select clients—a unique feature that sets it apart from most clinical texts. This book provides exercises to help move clients into the healing recovery of Stage II. Enhanced with art and writing from recovering survivors, this book is a valuable asset as you and your clients begin the collaborative journey toward renewed emotional well-being.

Surviving Secrets

The Experience of Abuse for the Child, the Adult, and the Helper
Author: Walker, Moira
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335097634
Category: Psychology
Page: 211
View: 2268
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In recent years considerable attention has been paid to the subject of abuse in childhood. Less attention has been paid to what happens to the vast number of women and men who have reached adulthood with this experience haunting them. Moira Walker overviews the experience and its implications, dealing with physical, sexual and psychological abuse. An essential part of the content is based on interviews with survivors of child abuse, voicing their views on the effects of the experience and the effectiveness of the help offered. At the same time Surviving Secrets seeks to understand the context in which abuse takes place, the society which itself contains and sustains abuse at various levels. It is a moving account of the experience and effects of childhood abuse and a handbook for those in the caring professions, in voluntary organizations and elsewhere who are helping survivors of abuse.

How Survivors of Abuse Relate to God

The Authentic Spirituality of the Annihilated Soul
Author: Susan Shooter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317120760
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 3209
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Grappling with theological issues raised by abuse, this book argues that the Church should be challenged, and ministered to, by survivors. Paying careful attention to her interviews with Christian women survivors, Shooter finds that through painful experiences of transformation they have surprisingly become potential agents of transformation for others. Shooter brings the survivors' narratives into dialogue with the story of Job and with medieval mystic Marguerite Porete's spirituality of 'annihilation'. Culminating in an engagement with contemporary feminist theology concerning power and powerlessness, there emerges a set of principles for authentic community spirituality which crosses boundaries with God, supports appropriate human boundaries and, crucially, listens attentively. Appealing to Church leaders, students, practitioners and practical theologians, this book offers a creative and ethical theological enquiry as well as some spiritual anchor points for survivors.

Gott, hilf dem Kind


Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000778
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 765
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Keine andere Autorin hat über die Jahrzehnte hin den Rassenkonflikt in Amerika so konsequent und leidenschaftlich beschrieben wie die Literaturnobelpreisträgerin Toni Morrison. "Gott, hilf dem Kind" setzt den mit "Jazz" begonnenen Zyklus fort, in dem Morrison die Situation der Schwarzen in den USA beleuchtet. Ein weiterer großer Roman der im Kampf gegen Rassismus engagierten Autorin. Lula Ann ist ein so tiefschwarzes Baby, dass ihre Mutter Sweetness bei der Geburt fast zu Tode erschrickt und der Vater die junge Familie auf der Stelle verlässt, weil er nicht glauben kann, dass dieses Kind von ihm ist. Sweetness erzieht Lula Ann zu Gehorsam und Unterwürfigkeit, nur nicht auffallen, aus Angst vor rassistischen Angriffen. Doch die heranwachsende Tochter sträubt sich gegen die verordnete Angepasstheit. Sie ändert ihren Namen, in Bride, kleidet sich in provokant strahlendes Weiß, macht Karriere bei einer Kosmetikfirma, verliebt sich in einen geheimnisvollen Mann und befreit sich auf ihre Weise von der Vergangenheit. Zwei starke Frauen, zwei verschiedene Lebensentwürfe, in dem Versuch, sich zu schützen und gleichzeitig zu behaupten. Ein Roman, der zur Weltliteratur gehört.

Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood

The Dark Thread
Author: Linda Skogrand,John DeFrain,Nikki DeFrain,Jean Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136863451
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 212
View: 1889
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A powerful guide to transcending childhood trauma—from the people who’ve done it It’s like a dark thread woven through a piece of cloth: You can’t pull it out without unraveling the whole thing. And it shows up here and there among all the other threads. Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread weaves together 90 stories of survival to create a silver lining of hope for those struggling to heal from childhood trauma. This unique book documents the endless challenges facing children and adults who have been subjected to physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, and examines the proactive coping strategies that have made their recoveries a success. Each poignant story reveals an amazing capacity for growth and an ability to adapt emotionally that offers a positive spirit to others suffering abuse. Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread examines how 90 people who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse have been able to rise above the suffering to not only endure, but prevail. In their own words, trauma survivors discuss what happened to them as children and the process they went through to become healthy, happy adults. Their stories are heartfelt, heartbreaking, and sometimes surprising in the variety of traumatic experiences, the intensity of the stress, and the number of people who were forced to deal with multiple issues in childhood, including sexual and physical abuse, alcoholism, neglect, and violence. The stories told in Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread explore: when the trauma began common feelings associated with trauma therapy and support groups getting married escaping abuse the role of religion and spirituality significant people who provided help types of homes where abuse occurred the positive effects of surviving trauma school life patterns of survival and much more Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood: The Dark Thread also includes a list of resources that might be helpful to those in the process of transcending trauma and a self-study guide for developing a deeper understanding of the healing process.

Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Healing Through Group Work¿Beyond Survival
Author: Terry S Trepper,Judy Chew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317791274
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
View: 6710
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse is a detailed discussion of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings involved in conducting group psychotherapy with women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Offering the practical “how to’s” of conducting a thirteen-session group, this unique book emphasizes the discovery of solutions, strengths, and internal/external resources and highlights the temporal nature of “being a victim” and “being a survivor” at theoretical and clinical levels. The book’s integration of theory and clinical intervention provides a thorough basis for addressing some of the key themes in the resolving of sexual abuse. In Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, you’ll uncover topics related to healing such as: the theoretical rationales for group treatment, which include the Ericksonian approach, the feminist perspective, narrative therapy, and the solution-oriented approach resiliency- and resource-based approaches the importance of language in recovery from sexual abuse how to deal with issues such as relationships, telling one’s story of abuse, building safety/boundaries, spirituality, cultivating a future, dealing with flashbacks A practical guide for students in counseling practicums, Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse provides you with a systematic method with which to conceptualize and conduct group work. Experienced counseling practitioners in psychology, social work, psychiatry, and nursing will also benefit as you gain a session-by-session account of how to conduct group work. In today’s institutional setting, private practice, and professional climate in general, there is growing interest in how to do more with less, how to maximize financial and professional resources, and how to take care of our therapist selves. This book will help you achieve these goals through leading clients to personal empowerment, self-compassion, and resourcefulness.

I Can Begin Again


Author: Nola Katherine Trewin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462802559
Category: Self-Help
Page: 308
View: 7677
DOWNLOAD NOW »
I Can Begin Again will take you into the complex and perplexing mind of an adult who bears the scars of child abuse. It was the voices of abused children both past, present, and yet to come who beckoned the author to tell her own story of childhood sexual abuse. For thirty years God would not let her rest until she finally listened and obeyed His call on her life to reach out and help others who are stuck in the grips of this devastating affliction. This very personal story will help the adult, who was abused as a child, to understand who they are and why they behave the way they do. It will prove that they do not have to remain stuck in their pain and it will show them how to reclaim the power that was stolen from them as a precious, innocent child. This revealing account will encourage those who have endured any type of abuse to believe they can do more than just survive . . . they can begin life again! The author also brings insights to those of you who live with one who has been wounded by child abuse. It is her hope that understanding will bring healing to relationships that are often torn apart because of the confusing behavior of the abused adult/child. She will also open the eyes of abusers who have no clue what they are actually doing to their precious, innocent victims. It is her prayer that her story will save other innocent children from becoming victims. There are many subjects covered in this book, and everyone who reads it will take from it something of value. Please won’t you join the author as the Master Artist guides her brush as she paints the canvas of her life for you? Cry with her, laugh with her, and be touched . . . perhaps even changed . . . by the power of her incredible story. And then share it with others —everyone knows someone who has been abused.

Die Narben der Gewalt

Traumatische Erfahrungen verstehen und überwinden
Author: Judith Herman
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955717631
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 5295
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Dieses Buch ist das Ergebnis jahrzehntelanger Forschung und praktischer Arbeit mit Opfern sexueller und häuslicher Gewalt. Es spiegelt zudem die vielfältigen Erfahrungen der Autorin mit zahlreichen anderen traumatisierten Patienten wider, vor allem mit Kriegsveteranen und Terroropfern. 2015 fasste Judith Herman die neuesten Forschungen und Entwicklungen zusammen und ergänzte somit ihren Klassiker, der nie an Aktualität verloren hat. "Das Buch von Judith Herman ist eines der wichtigsten und gleichzeitig lesbarsten Bücher der modernen Traumaforschung. Es sollte in allen universitären Seminaren zum Thema psychische Traumatisierungen zur Pflichtlektüre gehören." - Dr. Arne Hofmann

Ending The Cycle Of Abuse

The Stories Of Women Abused As Children & The Group Therapy Techniques That Helped Them Heal
Author: Philip G. Ney,Anna Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135823677
Category: Psychology
Page: 246
View: 1590
DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Advocates

Of the Abused and Silent
Author: Theresa Westbrook & John Borgstedt
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456754998
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 6753
DOWNLOAD NOW »
World-wide published author, John Borgstedt, has done it again in this new co-authored book, The Advocates ... Of the Abused and Silent. Mr. Borgstedt, along with his co-author Theresa Westbrook, has created a book that will both move you and motivate you to be the voice of change for the children of our nation. Because of the enormous success of Mr. Borgstedt’s first book, I Love You Mom – Please Don’t Break My Heart, his personal story of surviving and overcoming unspeakable child abuse is now available in the docudrama entitled I Love You Mom - Please Don’t Break My Heart. “When you are in the presence of a ‘real’ person, you know it. They are the ones who inspire you for the better and genuinely share their lives with others. Theresa Westbrook is genuine and I am pleased to work together for the purposes of ending child abuse, helping victims and positively influencing troubled youth.” John Borgstedt * * * The Advocates ... Of the Abused and Silent is an excellent addition to author Theresa Westbrook’s first book, A Strand of Pearls, endorsed by nationally known author, Frank Minirth MD. A Strand of Pearls is widely used by counselors and others who help victims and treat offenders of child sex abuse, and The Advocates ... Of the Abused and Silent will be a welcomed resource. Using unique fictional televised settings, co-authors John Borgstedt and Theresa Westbrook blend facts, true stories, their exemplary lives and wit into this power-packed, no-holds-barred, ingenious book. “I am encouraged by John Borgstedt’s remarkable story and relentless efforts to bring awareness and change in the lives of abused children and troubled youth. Combining our personal experiences and knowledge of physical and sexual child abuse, we become a dynamic duo delivering a one-two punch to knock out child abuse in society.” Theresa Westbrook

Dialogues with Forgotten Voices

Relational Perspectives on Child Abuse Trauma and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Author: Harvey L. Schwartz
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 520
View: 6256
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Harvey Schwartz's territory is the severe end of the child sexual abuse continuum, where victims' experiences are so unthinkable and their adaptations so bizarre that the rest of us are tempted to pronounce them fictions - whereupon we become complicit by subverting the survivors' struggles to heal. Schwartz synthesizes trauma theory and relational psychoanalysis to make sense of perpetrator, collaborator, and victim pathologies, and exposes the tortuous double-binds of therapy for and with dissociative patients. His office is the last stop on a kind of underground treatment railroad; his say-it-isn't-so case material reverberates throughout.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 1558743669
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 184
View: 4319
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

Never a Hero To Me

An innocent girl. A father’s sins. And the men who closed ranks against her
Author: Tracy Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857203304
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 7377
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Tracy Black was only five years old when her mother was hospitalised for the first of many occasions, leaving Tracy in the care of her father. His behaviour, seemingly overnight, changed from indifferent to violently abusive and, for the next seven years, Tracy was sexually and physically abused by her father, his friends and her own brother. All of the men were in the British Armed Forces. Tracy's father compounded the abuse by sending her to baby-sit for his paedophile friends - whilst their own children slept in other rooms, these men would find excuses to leave later or return earlier than their wives in order to abuse her, with her own father's blessing. When she sought help and safety the doors were closed as the authorities closed ranks. In this shocking and compelling book, Tracy Black pieces together the jigsaw of a story that has haunted her for the past forty years. She reveals the horrific betrayal of trust perpetrated by men who were considered upstanding citizens and heroes. Tracy's tale reminds us all of the terrible ways in which paedophiles work and the secrets too many children are forced to carry alone. It is only now that she can tell her full story of recovery.

Our Concrete Angels


Author: Audrey Rose Addison
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412205336
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 324
View: 7193
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Who are our concrete Angels, you ask? They are the pure innocence of this world. They are the children who are living with people whose only attention that is bestowed upon them is pain and neglect. They are the children who are taughtat a very young age how cruel the world can be. These are the children that society wantsto hide. My book is written from the eyes of a concrete Angel and we are not hiding anymore. The names in my bookhave been changed to protect theinnocent but my words are true.My life is real. My voice will now be heardbecause I want every child to know you are not to blame and youdo not have to identify with how you were, or are being treated. Remember let those who hurt you carry the pain, for they bare the consequences of their actions, not you. This book is also for all those who can make a difference in a childs life. Please let that be you! Author: Audrey Rose Addison

Ugly Child

My Own True Story of Child Abuse and the Fight for Survival
Author: Kate Skylark,Siobhan Lennon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518892257
Category:
Page: 158
View: 9595
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An horrific true story of extreme bullying and childhood sexual abuse. Kate Skylark has previously co-authored two books about child abuse. But now, it's time for Kate (real name Siobhan) to tell her own story. Ugly Child, is a moving and shocking account of Siobhan's own childhood bullying and sexual abuse. Siobhan's life at school is a nightmare of constant verbal and physical attacks. As the abuse escalates, Siobhan begins to fear for her life and she must take drastic action to escape the torment. The story builds to a crescendo and one final, shocking act of sexual violence changes the lives of all concerned for ever. This is a story of extreme bullying, sexual abuse and heartbreak. But ultimately it is also one of forgiveness and redemption, as Siobhan learns to lay to rest the ghosts of her past. For every book sold, a donation will be made to the NSPCC.

Fear of Our Father

The True Story of Abuse, Murder, and Family Ties
Author: Stacey Kananen,Lisa Bonnice
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101619716
Category: True Crime
Page: 384
View: 7528
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Even after a childhood of abuse and fear, Stacey M. Kananen was shocked when her brother, Rickie, admitted his guilt in the cold-blooded murder of their terrifying father, and years later, their helpless mother. But the greatest shock was to come—when he claimed that Stacey had helped him. In 1988, when Rickie and Stacey’s father, Richard Kananen Sr., apparently left their home in Orlando, Florida, the family was so relieved that they never reported him missing. Fifteen years later to the day, their mother disappeared. When police became suspicious, Rickie admitted to Stacey that their father’s body was under the cement floor of their mother’s garage, and their mother was buried in Stacey’s own backyard. Overwhelmed by grief and horror, Stacey’s brother convinced her that they should commit suicide. After a failed attempt, she woke to discover her brother arrested—along with the realization that he had probably never intended to kill himself at all. But his betrayals were not yet over: On the eve of his trial in 2007, he suddenly claimed Stacey had been in on it, and she found herself charged with murder with a gung ho rookie detective out to put her away no matter what. This is the tragic and triumphant account of one woman’s struggle to overcome her past, clear her name in what would become a dramatic public spectacle of a trial, and finally escape the nightmares that had haunted her entire life. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641108632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 2186
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.

Reading with an "I" to the Heavens

Looking at the Qumran Hodayot through the Lens of Visionary Traditions
Author: Angela Kim Harkins
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110251817
Category: Religion
Page: 334
View: 3087
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book examines the collection of prayers known as the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). The thesis of this book is that the ritualized reading of reports describing visionary experiences written in the first person “I” had the potential to create within the ancient reader the subjectivity of a visionary which can then predispose him to have a religious experience. The author offers new interdisciplinary insights into meditative ritual reading as a religious practice for transformation in antiquity.