• Adventure
      September 2012

      ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK

      by Kurt Kamm

      One Foot in the Black tells the coming-of-age story of a young wildland firefighter. At eighteen, Greg Kowalski, leaves an abusive home in Michigan for California to become a helitack (helicopter attack) wildland firefighter. He finds a new family in fire crew but suffers the loss of his captain and mentor while fighting a major burn on a mountainside. In time, Greg comes to terms with the death of his captain but has greater difficulty overcoming his abusive father s influence on his life.

    • Violence in society
      May 2015

      Giving Children a Voice

      The Transforming Role of the Family

      by Editor(s): Catherine Bernard, John Shea

      Society today often fails to hear the wake-up call embedded in the happenings of the world, which, in many ways, are driven by technology and concerns of profit at the cost of human lives, especially the lives of children. It is important to protect children and strengthen their voices, which are often muffled or silenced by abuse, victimization, crime, domestic abuse, abandonment, poverty, labour, wars, pornography, crime and similar atrocities.This collection of papers presented by international experts at a global conference titled “Giving Children a Voice – The Transforming Role of the Family in a Global Society” challenges society at large to note the seriousness of child abuse, and the impact of technology on children. It raises questions on the rights of the child, and the role of parenthood in today’s contexts. The book, an excellent resource manual for researchers and those in professional practice, is sure to be a perennial source of inspiration to all those dealing with children.

    • Social, group or collective psychology
      February 2013

      The Secret Keepers

      Narratives Exploring the Inter and Transgenerational Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence

      by Author(s): Susan Dale

      Keeping the stories relating to childhood sexual abuse and violence secret within families seems core to the traumatic effect such abuse has on the lives of not just the person who has been abused, but also on their children and even their children’s children. This book demonstrates the uses of narrative practices both as a means to explore, through a collaborative research process, the effect of this traumatic legacy within families, and also the use of narrative as a dynamic therapeutic process which finds creative ways for people to break through the silence and live beyond being defined by abuse and violence. The contributors to this volume range in age, background and experience, but are linked through the common theme of inter and transgenerational trauma.

    • Social, group or collective psychology
      February 2013

      The Secret Keepers

      Narratives Exploring the Inter and Transgenerational Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence

      by Author(s): Susan Dale

      Keeping the stories relating to childhood sexual abuse and violence secret within families seems core to the traumatic effect such abuse has on the lives of not just the person who has been abused, but also on their children and even their children’s children. This book demonstrates the uses of narrative practices both as a means to explore, through a collaborative research process, the effect of this traumatic legacy within families, and also the use of narrative as a dynamic therapeutic process which finds creative ways for people to break through the silence and live beyond being defined by abuse and violence. The contributors to this volume range in age, background and experience, but are linked through the common theme of inter and transgenerational trauma.

    • Violence in society
      May 2015

      Giving Children a Voice

      The Transforming Role of the Family

      by Editor(s): Catherine Bernard, John Shea

      Society today often fails to hear the wake-up call embedded in the happenings of the world, which, in many ways, are driven by technology and concerns of profit at the cost of human lives, especially the lives of children. It is important to protect children and strengthen their voices, which are often muffled or silenced by abuse, victimization, crime, domestic abuse, abandonment, poverty, labour, wars, pornography, crime and similar atrocities.This collection of papers presented by international experts at a global conference titled “Giving Children a Voice – The Transforming Role of the Family in a Global Society” challenges society at large to note the seriousness of child abuse, and the impact of technology on children. It raises questions on the rights of the child, and the role of parenthood in today’s contexts. The book, an excellent resource manual for researchers and those in professional practice, is sure to be a perennial source of inspiration to all those dealing with children.

    • Child abuse
      March 2002

      Therapeutic Work with Sexually Abused Children

      by Wickham, Randall Easton

      This book is a creative and practical guide for professionals working directly with those who have suffered sexual abuse and their carers. Child sexual abuse is an issue which crosses professional boundaries and requires an integrated, interprofessional approach. will therefore be of interest to those undertaking specialist work or training in this area including social workers, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and health and education professionals.

    • Child abuse
      November 1998

      Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children

      Understanding Small Voices

      by Hewitt, Sandra K.

      Written to help frontline practitioners assess and manage cases with children aged 18 months to six years who present allegations of child abuse, this book provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Extensive experience is integrated with the research literature to provide: an overview of child development information as it applies to interviewing young children a protocol for assessment of preverbal children that is grounded in theory and research a format for assessment of children aged three to five a review of the strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats a technique for structured interviewing

    • Child abuse
      October 2000

      Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts

      Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services

      by Guterman, Neil B.

      Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies arise. An essential text for child welfare courses, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in the child abuse and neglect field.

    • Child abuse
      June 2004

      Helping Abused Children and Their Families

      by Trotter, Chris

      Helping Abused Children and their Families is a timely guide to the main challenges faced by those working in the context of child abuse and child protection. Written in a sensitive and accessible style, the book outlines the knowledge and skills needed for effective practice. By drawing upon current international research, Chris Trotter shows that rates of re-abuse and client and worker satisfaction can be improved with certain approaches to intervention.

    • Child abuse
      June 1997

      Sibling Abuse

      Hidden Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma

      by Wiehe, Vernon R.

      Often excused by parents as `kids will be kids' behaviour, sibling abuse remains largely unrecognized. Symptoms of such abuse and its devastating effects on victims go undetected, victims do not receive appropriate therapeutic intervention, and transgressors do not come to the attention of the courts. The author of this book brings this neglected area `out of the shadows' with personal accounts of adult survivors, insights into why sibling abuse occurs, suggestions for prevention and implications for treatment.

    • Child abuse
      October 2001

      Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families

      by Friedrich, William N.

      Designed for professionals in the field of child maltreatment, this authoritative book presents a compelling theoretical framework that guide's assessment of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and their parents. The book is designed to make it easier for clinicians to select a number of measures or procedures across three dimensions that have considerable clinical relevance – attachment, dysregulations, and self-perception. Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families features in particular the assessment of sexually aggressive children and an extensive set of interview formats, checklists, and other forms that clinicians will find especially useful in evaluating children and their families. The book is also richly illustrated with case studies.

    • Child abuse
      November 1998

      Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children

      Understanding Small Voices

      by Hewitt, Sandra K.

      Written to help frontline practitioners assess and manage cases with children aged 18 months to six years who present allegations of child abuse, this book provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Extensive experience is integrated with the research literature to provide: an overview of child development information as it applies to interviewing young children a protocol for assessment of preverbal children that is grounded in theory and research a format for assessment of children aged three to five a review of the strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats a technique for structured interviewing

    • Child abuse
      October 2000

      Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts

      Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services

      by Guterman, Neil B.

      Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies arise. An essential text for child welfare courses, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in the child abuse and neglect field.

    • Child abuse
      March 2002

      Assessing and Treating Physically Abused Children and Their Families

      A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

      by Kolko, David J.; Cupit Swenson, Cynthia;

      A professional book aimed at practitioners and practitioners in training, this volume is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive, practical approach to the assessment and treatment of physically abused children. While there are other books that cover certain aspects of assessment and treatment, this book is comprehensive in that it covers child-specific, parent-specific, and family-specific interventions. The volume will present an overview of child physical abuse (including statistics and consequences), it will discuss outcome studies and treatment implications, and it will thoroughly discuss assessment and treatment. It will help practitioners: Understand children’s abuse experiences, views, exposures to violence, and it will help expose thinking errors or negative attributions. It will also help the practitioner help the children with anxiety management, anger management, social skills, and safety plans. Help parents with child management and development, expectations and cognitive distortions, behavior management, and discipline. Facilitate family communication and problem solving.

    • Child abuse
      March 2002

      Therapeutic Work with Sexually Abused Children

      by Wickham, Randall Easton; West, Janet;

      This book is a creative and practical guide for professionals working directly with those who have suffered sexual abuse and their carers. Child sexual abuse is an issue which crosses professional boundaries and requires an integrated, interprofessional approach. will therefore be of interest to those undertaking specialist work or training in this area including social workers, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and health and education professionals.

    • Child abuse
      February 1999

      Childhood Sexual Abuse

      An Evidence-Based Perspective

      by Mullen, Paul E.; Fergusson, David M.;

      This book critically reviews research into child sexual abuse (CSA), and provides a concise and clear guide to current knowledge. The topics covered include: the prevalence of CSA; who molests children; the effects of such abuse, both immediate and long term; the risk factors for abuse; and the influences and interventions that may amplify or ameliorate the impact of CSA on the victim. Areas of debate, such as the false memory syndrome, are approached in terms of the research data relevant to their resolution.

    • Child abuse
      July 2000

      Getting Ready for Court

      Criminal Court Edition: A Book For Children

      by Copen, Lynn M.; Pucci, Linda M.;

      A fun, friendly first step in helping prepare primary-aged children to testify in criminal cases involving abuse.

    • Child abuse
      July 2000

      Getting Ready for Court

      Civil Court Edition: A Book For Children

      by Copen, Lynn M.; Martin, Sheila; Pucci, Linda M.

      A counterpart to the Getting Ready for Court: Criminal Court Edition workbook, this child-friendly book is a first step in helping prepare primary aged children to testify in civil cases involving abuse.

    • Child abuse
      September 1994

      How to Interview Sexual Abuse Victims

      Including the Use of Anatomical Dolls

      by Morgan, Marcia K.

      The appropriate and sensitive use of anatomical dolls is one of the topics explored in this comprehensive introduction to the process of interviewing child sexual abuse victims. Co-creator of the dolls, Marcia Morgan, takes readers through an interview from beginning to end. She provides guidelines on how to create an environment intended both to minimize a child's trauma and to enhance the amount, quality and validity of information obtained. She examines problems practitioners might encounter with young children and provides material on pre-interview preparation, training exercises and a listing of audio-visual resources.

    • Child abuse
      February 1995

      The Survivor's Guide

      by Lee, Sharice A.

      Designed for adolescent survivors of sexual abuse who are in group or individual counselling and written in a style appropriate for this age group, this excellent resource provides information on how survivors may have been affected by abuse. The Survivor's Guide will also be valuable to counsellors, psychotherapists and others helping survivors. The author helps readers to stop blaming themselves and to let go of the image that survivors often have of themselves of being in some way 'bad' and therefore deserving of the abuse. Case histories are included throughout to illustrate concepts introduced by the author. Lee also provides a 'language' that enables survivors to better communicate their experiences and feeling

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