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Glass, Cathy.

Summary: A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten. The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers UK 2015

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Summary: Overviews the five basic categories of child abuse and their effects on children. The video also examines the reasons adults abuse children, and describes ways to stop current abuse and prevent future abuse. Also stressed are means of obtaining help for victims.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Childhood sexual abuse affects all social and economic groups. Psychiatrists, social workers, and law enforcement officials explain how the pattern of abuse is frequently spread throughout the family; why children can be manipulated into silent acceptance of abuse; the signs of sexual abuse and how and to whom they should be reported; the reliability of children as witnesses; teaching...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The story of legendary movie star Joan Crawford as she struggles for her career and battles the inner demons of her private life. This torment manifests itself into her relationships with her adopted children, Christina and Christopher.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MOM

Summary: Families destroy themselves, so families have to heal themselves. If I Could is the heart-wrenching chronicle of Tracy Marasco, a single mother struggling to help her adolescent son James cope with severe emotional trauma resulting from abandonment by his father and sexual abuse by his father's cousin. To complicate the situation, Tracy herself was victimized as a child, sexually abused by her...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Inspired by "simulated baby" counseling programs for teenage students, this video uses a classroom setting and dramatizations to teach personal responsibility and self-awareness in parenting and childcare. It helps young people recognize various forms of abusive behavior, including physical injury, sexual abuse, emotional humiliation, neglect of parental duties, and imminent risk, or knowingly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This compilation of ABC News segments reports on the complex, ongoing challenges facing families and organizations that shelter endangered children. The three segments are "Calling All Angels," which explores dangers and frustrations familiar to many foster kids and visits a Kentucky institution for girls who have been in and out of foster homes; "A Call to Action," which examines...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The Taking of Logan Marr tells the tragic story of a young girl who was killed while in state custody. On January 31, 2001, 5-year-old Logan Marr was found dead in her foster mother's home in Chelsea, Maine. The foster mother, Sally Schofield, was a highly-respected former caseworker for Maine's Department of Human Services (DHS) who would later be convicted of manslaughter. As suspected, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2003

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Summary: After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise twelve-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they've given him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CAP

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CAP

Webb, Jonice.

Summary: A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they're suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn't happen. It's the white space in their family picture, the background rather than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgan James Publishing 2012

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Summary: Kids who grow up facing brutality and neglect are lucky if a teacher or daycare provider catches on. Tragically, child abuse often goes unnoticed-and if a first-responder does detect it, he or she may not understand what measures must be taken. This program spells out the Four Rs of child abuse-the harsh Reality of its presence in our society, the Results it leads to, the many ways to Recognize...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Sarcastic and rude statements to children can leave as deep a wound as a cigarette burn or welts from a belt. This important program looks at both physical and emotional child abuse, and the lifetime effects they may have on children. We touch on what you can do if you recognize abuse of someone you know.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Fowler, Connie May.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 Fowler

Glass, Cathy.

Summary: Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass. From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author. At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers UK 2014

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Summary: This video speaks directly to adults and children with two helpful segments on confronting child abuse. The first emphasizes that adults in supervisory roles have clear responsibilities, not only to overcome fears of reprisal and report suspected abuse, but also to create a safe environment in which children can freely express problems. The reassuring second segment counsels children that they...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

View online at AVOD

3 holds on 3 copies

Summary: A victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts the horrors of his past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Emerson, Kevin

Summary: Five years ago Elian was kidnapped. Physicall and emotionally abused, brainwashed, now his captor sends him into the mall-- with a bomb strapped to his chest. Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way. When Maya keeps Eli from detonating the bomb, nothing is the same. They are drawn together by their dark pasts-- and only time will tell if meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC EME

Summary: What is the future of our children in America? Kids today live in a volatile world where violence in the school, home, and streets is an everyday occurrence. Statistics are staggering as children are not only abused by adults, but are killing each other. This program looks at the sources of violence that affect our children. Among the experts featured in the program are Dr. James Garbarino,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The key to reducing violence is understanding its roots. This program offers insights and suggestions that can stop dangerous incidents before they start. Among the topics explored are ways to avoid becoming a victim of campus crime, domestic abuse and the cycle of violence theory as defined by psychologist Lenore Walker, date rape and guidelines for preventing it, the triggers for bias crimes,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Dugard, Jaycee Lee

Summary: "In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 DUG

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DUGARD, JAYCEE LEE DUG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B DUGARD DUG

Julien, Maude

Summary: "Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JULIEN, MAUDE JUL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Julien 2017

Fowler, Connie May.

Summary: Award-winning author Connie May Fowler chronicles the emotional battery and physical abuse that she suffered from her boyfriend and explains how the dedication of her dog Kateland got her through the difficult times.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 FOW

Overton, Hollie

Summary: "You've been held captive in one room, mentally and physically abused every day, since you were sixteen years old. Then, one night, you realize your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years, you're free. This is about what happens next ... Lily knows that she must bring the man who nearly ruined her life to justice. But she never imagined that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Redhook 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OVE

McCandless, Carine

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The ... story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just ... Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, became an international bestseller ... and Sean Penn's ... film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014

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