Author: Adriana Bellini
ISBN: 9780615885063
Size: 75.21 MB
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In the small farm town of Arbor Falls, NJ, a young girl named Anelisse must convince her love-struck mother that her new husband is not the man he appears to be. Once his violent true colors are revealed, Anelisse desperately attempts to convince her mother to leave him, but to no avail. After realizing she no longer has the support of her mother, Anelisse must do what she can to protect herself, as well as her siblings, in order to make it out of the house alive. Anelisse is the chilling true story of a young New Jersey girl who struggles to survive emotional, physical, and verbal abuse at the hands of her alcoholic stepfather. Based on author Adriana Bellini's real-life battle with child abuse, Anelisse provides a chilling, detailed look inside the dysfunctional world many abused children come from. WARNING: Contains graphic violence and strong language.

Where Children Run

Author: Karen Emilson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480008151
Size: 67.77 MB
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The true story of twins David and Dennis Pischke and how they survived twelve years of abuse at the hands of their violent, unstable step-father. A disturbing, heart wrenching first hand account from two men who survived a horrific childhood then went on to become hardworking, upstanding citizens. Where Children Run opens with one of David's earliest memories: the day their step-father, Boleslaw Domko, threw their infant step-sister against the wall. The twins recall years of neglect, starvation and enslavement on the farm west of Moosehorn, Manitoba; regular beatings and nights they sought refuge in the nearby St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Neighbours intervened but little could be done for the children since their mother-who also lived in fear-refused to press charges. Where Children Run is a timeless, important book about the horrors of child abuse, one that once picked up can't be put down until the final page is turned. The twins' story is not easily forgotten and a true testament to the strength and adaptability of the human spirit.

Surviving Abuse

Author: Beth Johnson
Publisher: Townsend Press
ISBN: 1591940575
Size: 78.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"'Abuse' is an ugly word. And to many people, abuse is an ugly reality of life. This book tells the stories of two men and two women whose lives have been painfully marked by abuse. As a child, Kenyon was beaten first by his mother, later by his father and stepmother. Dawn grew up surrounded by abusive people, then married a violent man. Ryan's stepfather terrorized his entire family, physically and emotionally. Eunice was only a child when an adult relative targeted her for sexual abuse. The things that Kenyon, Dawn, Ryan, and Eunice experienced could have destroyed them inside. But that's not what happened. Read Surviving Abuse to learn how people can grow strong and healthy even after suffering at the hands of others."--Back cover.

Recognizing Child Abuse And Domestic Violence

Author: Gloria Edmonson-Nelson
ISBN: 9780966823233
Size: 34.74 MB
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Shares the cause of abuse, discusses the various types including (male, incest, rape, emotional, etc.), as well as recommendations for healing. There are 300 organizations, divided by category, who are helping to alleviate abuse. Many police depts in California are using this resource as well as agencies. A great resource for health educators.

Tears Of The Silenced

Author: Misty Griffin
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633539326
Size: 73.48 MB
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Misty Griffin's story ─ Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal, sexual assault, and Amish cruelty A true crime memoir: When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where they were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse and extreme physical violence. Their step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door at all times to make sure the young girls were too terrified to try to escape. They also knew that no rescue would ever come because only a couple of people even knew they existed and did not know them well enough to care. Amish Sexual abuse: When Misty reached her teens, her parents feared she and her sister would escape and took them to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. Misty was devastated to once again find herself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse. Going to the police was severely frowned upon. A few years later, Misty was sexually assaulted by the bishop. As Misty recalls, "Amish sexual abusers are only shunned by the church for six weeks, a punishment that never seems to work. After I was assaulted by the bishop I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. After reporting the bishop I left the Amish and found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second-grade education and no ID or social security card. To all abuse survivors out there, please be encouraged, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Today, I am a nursing student working towards my master's degree and a child abuse awareness activist. This is my story." If you have read Scared Selfless, A Child Called It, The Sound of Gravel, or Etched In Sand, then Tears of the Silenced is a must read.

Case Studies In Family Violence

Author: Robert T. Ammerman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306462481
Size: 44.77 MB
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The past 20 years have seen the emergence of family violence as one of the most critical problems facing society. The alarming incidence figures of abuse and neglect directed toward family members justify this atten tion. For example, over 1 million children are thought to be abused and neglected each year. Similarly, almost 2 million women are victims of wife battering each year. Annual rates of elderly mistreatment are thought to be as high as 32 per 1000 population. Accurate epidemiologi cal data only now are being compiled on more recently recognized forms of mistreatment, such as psychological abuse, ritualistic abuse of chil dren, and child witnessing of adult violence. The pervasiveness of do mestic mistreatment makes it a priority for clinicians and researchers alike. For clinicians, intrafamilial violence represents a formidable chal lenge with respect to assessment and treatment. The etiology of abuse and neglect is multidetermined. There are numerous pathways in the development of family violence, and these interact and converge in a nonlinear fashion. The consequences of family violence are equally com plex and divergent. Victims of mistreatment can display a variety of physical injuries and psychological disturbances. No single psychiatric syndrome or symptom constellation has been consistently implicated in any form of family mistreatment. The perpetrators of family violence are equally heterogeneous in their clinical presentations. Illustrative dys functions in perpetrators include skill deficits, substance abuse, mental illness, and impulse-control disorders."

The Little Prisoner How A Childhood Was Stolen And A Trust Betrayed

Author: Jane Elliott
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007359012
Size: 65.67 MB
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From the age of four, Jane Elliott was forced to carry a terrible secret... Dominated, bullied and sexually abused by her stepfather for 17 years, The Little Prisoner is a devastating true story of one girl’s struggle from freedom.

Treatment Of Child Abuse

Author: Robert M. Reece
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141273X
Size: 69.74 MB
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"Highly recommended for expert and beginner alike. It is well written, well organized, easy to read, and packed with useful information." -- Child Abuse & Neglect "This book represents a milestone in expanding the resource base for professionals working in the child abuse field." -- Journal of Child and Family Studies

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Author: Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472529081
Size: 11.90 MB
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With its bleak urban environments, psychologically compelling heroes and socially engaged plots, Scandinavian crime writing has captured the imaginations of a global audience in the 21st century. Exploring the genre's key themes, international impact and socio-political contexts, Scandinavian Crime Fiction guides readers through such key texts as Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Novel of a Crime, Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum series, Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Henning Mankell's Wallander books, Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and TV series such as The Killing. With its focus on the function of crime fiction in both reflecting and shaping the late-modern Scandinavian welfare societies, this book is essential for readers, viewers and fans of contemporary crime writing.

Democracy Under Assault

Author: Michele Swenson
Publisher: Sol Ventures Press
ISBN: 0976678802
Size: 19.77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Swenson presents an in-depth examination of the fracture of the church-state divide, challenges to the independent judiciary, resurrected 19th-century science and socioeconomic Darwinism, as well as revisionist history.