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If you are trapped in an abusive situation, there is help...
Advocates at the Iowa Victim Service Center are available for you to call 24/7 at 1-800-770-1650 or text "IOWAHELP" to 20121
You can also learn about child abuse and how to prevent it from the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council 309-736-7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a survivor who would like to protect your address and contact information, seek resources from Safe at Home.
Learning & Literacy Collection books about abuse
After Campus Sexual Assault by "This book looks at the real stories of college students assaulted on campus and the steps they and their families can take together to acknowledge their experience and begin healing"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 371.78 SOREN SUS
Publication Date: 2021-06-10
The Big Bad Wolf in My House by A story for children about violence in the home with a hopeful ending.
Call Number: LC 362.8292 FONTA VAL
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
The Body Keeps the Score by An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.
Call Number: LC 616.8521 VANDE BES
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
A Breath Too Late by The day after she dies by suicide, seventeen-year-old Ellie finds herself in the midst of an out-of-body experience. She is a spectator, swaying between past and present, retracing the events that unfolded prior to her death. This book sensitively examines the beautiful and terrible moments that make up a life and the possibilities that live in even the darkest of places.
Call Number: LC FIC CALLE ROC
Publication Date: 2021-04-27
A Chance in the World by "An inspiring, suspenseful memoir for kids and tweens, A Chance in the World (Young Readers Edition) is the astonishing true story of Steve Pemberton, a discarded boy who, while uncovering the secrets of his past, discovers his own inner strength, the power of kindness, and the freedom to build a better future for himself and others"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 362.733 PEMBE STE
Publication Date: 2021-04-20
Gaslighting by Gaslighting is a targeted form of manipulation, deception, and control that makes you doubt your own perceptions, feeling, and memories. Whether you've experienced gaslighting or emotional abuse from someone in your life - or you think you might have - this gives you the tools to recognize the signs of it and begin the process of healing.
Call Number: LC 158.2 VINAL DEB
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
Protecting Your Child from Predators by Research indicates that 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males are sexually abused before age 18. In most cases the enemy is not a faceless stranger--it's somebody you know and trust. In this book the authors will teach you how to help your child develop awareness and strategies to face potential dangers without being fearful. Case studies and age-appropriate conversation starters help parents ask the right questions and provide the right boundaries.
Call Number: LC 362.767 ROBIN BET
Publication Date: 2019-08-06
Trauma Treatment Toolbox by The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery. Trauma Treatment Toolbox teaches clinicians how to take that brain-based approach to trauma therapy, showing how to effectively heal clients' brain with straightforward, easy-to-implement treatment techniques. Each tool includes a short list of post trauma symptoms, relevant research, application, and clinician tips on how to complete the exercise.
Call Number: LC 616.8914 SWEET JEN
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Whatever Gets You Through by Through the voices of twelve diverse writers, Whatever Gets You Through offers a powerful look at the narrative of sexual assault not covered by the headlines--the weeks, months, and years of survival and adaptation that people live through in its aftermath. With a foreword by Jessica Valenti, an extensive introduction by editors Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee, and contributions from acclaimed literary voices such as Alicia Elliott, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Heather O'Neill, and Juliane Okot Bitek, the collection explores some of the many different forms that survival can take.
Call Number: LC 362.883 WHATE GET
Publication Date: 2019-04-16
Sober Dad by You are a parent (or you’re about to become one). A father! A sober dad. If the word sober led you to pick up this book, you are on the right track. You know you want to be a sober dad. Physically sober. Emotionally sober. Here’s your guide to giving up being a “guy” and to becoming a better man, so that you become a better dad. You aren’t going to get everything right. Everything isn’t going to be perfect. Perfectly imperfect is okay. Your role as a dad will last a lifetime. You’ll soon see that perfection isn’t the point. Showing up, being present, getting up, and trying again with your eyes wide open and crystal clear—that’s what counts. That’s what separates the guys from the sober dads. Those are the things your kids will remember.
Call Number: LC 306.8742 GRAUB MIC
Publication Date: 2017-03-07