Connects children with a volunteer family to keep kids safe and families intact. Once a parent’s life has stabilized and the home environment is healthy, they work with parents to reunite their family ASAP.
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LC books about abuse
After Campus Sexual Assault by Susan B. Sorenson"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.
A Breath Too Late by Rocky CallenThe 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 Steve Pemberton"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 Deborah VinallGaslighting 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
Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)This book will help children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they're capable of positive, loving actions--like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.
Call Number: LC 371.782 AGASS MAR
Publication Date: 2009-03-15
Protecting Your Child from Predators by Beth EdD Robinson; Latayne C. ScottResearch 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
Whatever Gets You Through by Jen Sookfong Lee; Stacey May Fowles (Editor)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 Michael GraubartYou 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
Books about healing from trauma
Authentic Power by Ashley Bernardi; Emma Seppala (Foreword by)In Authentic Power, Ashley Bernardi shares useful techniques to help you transcend your fears and dark days, drawing from her own personal history of overcoming trauma and adversity. Featuring professional insights and holistic healing methods, Bernardi offers a path toward hope, healing, and ultimately, freedom.
Courageous Love by Laura Montan BaileyIn Courageous Love, author Laura Montané Bailey draws on both professional and personal experience to offer grandparents the hero status they deserve and the encouragement they need, to continue to fight for the lives of the grandchildren they love. This book explores the devastating impact of trauma to brain development and function, and provides instructions for helping grandchildren to experience Post Traumatic Growth rather than Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bailey presents the idea of the Healing Circles to provide what traumatized children need most:
• Safety, basic needs, and structure
• Family gatherings that create identity and foster a sense of belonging
• Clear rules, authority agreements and non-toxic relationships
Call Number: LC 649.1 BAILE LAU
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Happily Ever Resilient by Stephanie GolowayIn Happily Ever Resilient, Dr. Stephanie Goloway uses current trauma research and beloved multicultural variants of classic children's fairytales to create joyful, playful learning experiences for young children.
Call Number: LC 155.41824 GOLOW STE
Publication Date: 2022-06-14
Trauma Treatment Toolbox by Jennifer SweetonThe 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.