In this book, in which definitions and examples of abuse from men and women from every continent and a very diverse set of backgrounds are considered. The volume provides information on the extent to which family violence is a recognized problem in each country, research findings available on different forms of family violence, and information on governmental responses to family violence. Finally, the value of an international human rights approach to abuse and violence in families is considered.
A child survives being sexually abused for 7 years by a 4 time convicted sex offender. William ,(the author & survivor), gives insight on being sexually abused as a child, the aftermath, and positive thoughts and advice to other survivors on how to live a positive,healthy life now.
Break the silence about male victims of incest and sexual abuse The pseudonymous author of A Man's Recovery from Traumatic Childhood Abuse: The Insiders had everything a man could want: intelligence, physical strength, financial security, close friends, a loving girlfriend, a home in the most beautiful part of California. But he also had mysterious physical pains, a bisexual father who had been beaten to death in an unsolved murder, a mother who was always ailing, a brother who had been killed in a car accident on the way to his eighteenth birthday party. And a sense that all these facts were somehow connected, that there was a secret story that would link everything together.He also had the Insiders. These subpersonalities knew the story. They kept the secrets and held the pain. As he went through therapy, they emerged, told their stories, and helped him face the brutal, ongoing sexual abuse by his parents that had made his childhood a nightmare of terror, shame, and pain. Few male survivors of sexual abuse have spoken out to tell their stories. A Man's Recovery from Traumatic Childhood Abuse breaks the silence. Because the author is a trained therapist as well as a survivor, he weaves psychological theory with the biographical material. This unique dual view allows emotional and intellectual comprehension to develop in parallel. A Man's Recovery from Traumatic Childhood Abuse also discusses essential concepts in understanding abuse survivors, including: inflating versus deflating abuse the emotional triangle of fear, sadness, and anger post-traumatic decline attachment disorders repressed, recovered, narrative, and procedural memory somatization dissociation, ego states, and subpersonalitiesThis passionately honest book is a unique resource for therapists, abuse survivors, and the people who love them. You will never forget A Man's Recovery from Traumatic Childhood Abuse or the brave man who dared to tell the truth about sadistic sexual abuse.
Catherine Ruyter grew up on her parents' dairy farm in Northern Holland. As a child, she rode her bike to school, skated with her family in winter, and in summer swam in the canals that bordered the family farm. In May, 1940, when she was about to turn seven, Hitler invaded Holland and the German army ruled the country. Life changed. There were food and fuel shortages, radios and guns were confiscated, young men were arrested and deported to work in German labor camps. One day a man in a long black leather coat came to the farm to talk to Catherine's father. He was Wim Stolp, a leader in the Dutch resistance. After his visit, the Ruyter family became involved with the Underground. In this brief, compelling memoir, Catherine tells the story of one family's courage in opposing the German occupation and the terrible price they paid. This is an unforgettable story of loss and, ultimately, of forgiveness.
For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs by Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer answers questions about alcoholism asked by teenagers. Included are: What causes alcoholism? Where can I get help? What do I do about the abuse? Should I stay at home? Where can I go? How can anyone expect me to concentrate in school? Why do I fight with my parents even when they are sober?
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