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Domestic abuse book list
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Breaking the Chains of Abuse: A Practical Guide.
By Sue Atkinson
Sue Atkinson, author of the highly acclaimed Climbing Out of
Depression and Building Self-Esteem, turns her
attention to the subject of sexual and emotional abuse. Writing
from her own experience, she gets alongside survivors to offer hope
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and
Controlling Men. By Lundy Bancroft.
This volume offers women guidelines on how to improve and
survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of
abusive men, analysing societal myths surrounding abuse, and
answering questions about the warning signs of abuse.
Domestic Violence. Edited by Craig Donnellan.
This title in the 'Issues' series covers a range of topics on
the theme of domestic violence including the cycle of abuse, abused
men, the effects of domestic violence on children, and the sources
of help available.
It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive
Relationship or Domestic Violence. By Meg Kennedy
Dugan and Roger R Hock.
This text is for women who have recently left an abusive
relationship and are attempting to face the challenge of putting
their lives back together. During this difficult period, women who
have managed to leave the relationship are faced with the scary and
daunting prospect of living independently, rebuilding self-esteem
and self-worth, and learning how to establish healthy relationships
in the future. Many are tempted to return to the abuser and have to
mend or re-establish relationships with friends or family. This
book provides accessible practical information on how to protect
yourself once you've left the relationship, how to get through the
difficult emotions that accompany leaving an abusive relationship,
and includes exercises that are designed to help women monitor
their emotional progress as they get further away from their old
I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma
Survivors. By Aphrodite Matsakis.
This text discusses the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic
stress disorder, tells how to identify situations that trigger
attacks, and offers advice on recovering from rape, domestic
violence, natural disasters, vehicular accidents, and combat
Invisible Women: True Stories of Courage and Survival.
By Jacky Trevane.
In Fatwa, Jacky Trevane told her nightmare story of
domestic abuse. Now in Invisible Women she tells the true
stories of some of these women who have lost their identities and
are forced to make the tough choice of remaining invisible to
survive, or fight to be who they really are.