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    For men who have struggled with or are currently being violent in an intimate relationship. Filled with real stories of men who have harmed the ones they love and found the courage to change, this book has helped thousands acknowledge and reform their abusive behavior.

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    The Quincy Solution

    by Barry Goldstein

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    Barry Goldstein has spent his career working to prevent abuse. By reviewing the successful practices in Quincy, San Diego, and Nashville he learn that domestic violence is not inevitable, and it is not surprising it can be prevented with a group of best practices.

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    Domestic violence in gay male relationships is the third largest health problem for gay men in America today. Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them breaks the silence surrounding gay male domestic violence and examines the criminal, mental health, medical, political, and interpersonal issues involved.

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    The author concentrates on a group of 37 women detained at Rikers Island, who come from a background of poverty and physical and emotional abuse. Richie claims that their experiences represent the extreme of what many women undergo as a result of marginalization and hard choices. Throughout she emphasizes her theory of gender entrapment that makes incarceration almost inevitable.

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    True fear is a gift, unwarranted fear is a curse. How to tell the difference, how to trust your instincts, and how to act when a stranger approaches, when to fear someone close to you, what to do if you are being stalked, how to uncover the source of anonymous threats and the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person. Spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

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    In Dream Big, the visionaries behind the Family Justice Center movement use testimonies of survivors, staff in existing Centers, and domestic violence movement leaders to paint a future where families come first, and professionals come together to stop family violence. Everyone can play a role. Dream Big will show you how.

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    Examines the dysfunction of family courts that too often fail to protect the people they were designed to help. Chronicles cases where mothers are disbelieved and punished for protecting their children, shows how judges, private attorneys, caseworkers and other system practitioners produce a setting that looks like madness to everyone else, and offers reform solutions.

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    Transforming a Rape Culture

    by Emilie Buchwald and Pamela Fletcher

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    First published in 1993, Transforming a Rape Culture has provided a new understanding of sexual violence and its origins in this culture. This groundbreaking work seeks nothing less than fundamental cultural change: the transformation of basic attitudes about power, gender, race, and sexuality.

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    This book is an account of the resources for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and IPV survivors' experiences with them in three communities in the United States.

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    Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls sex lives in the modern world.

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    This book is written to help you protect yourself from cyberabuse and stalking and to empower you to fight back. It is vital to regaining control over your life in case you and a cyberpredator or stalker ever cross paths. Alexis Moore is the foremost cyberstalking authority in the world. In this book she shares her creative tactics overcoming cyberstalking.

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    Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. Option B goes beyond her loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships.

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    Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the worlds foremost experts on trauma, uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain.

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    Winner, 2019 Written Media Award, International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation. How to navigate the therapeutic relationship with trauma survivors, to help bring recovery and growth.

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    The book's 15 chapters are divided into three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women; types of violence against women and programs that work.

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