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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

McPherson, Catriona

Summary: Jessie Constable has learned the hard way to always keep herself safe. But meeting Gus King changes everything. Before she knows it, Jessie is sleeping at Gus's house, babysitting his kids, becoming a part of his family. And yet, she can't ignore the unsettling questions. Who does she keep seeing from the corner of her eye? Why are strange men threatening her? Most importantly, what really...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Midnight Ink 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCP

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: 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: 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: 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: After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify many of the specific symptoms of physical abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting abuse, understand the context and prevalence of child abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers can exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Harrison, Kathryn.

Summary: From the bestselling author of The Kiss comes a riveting account of true crime-- the murder of a family in a small Midwestern town-- and the gripping exploration of its haunting aftermath. The Gilley family murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors-- one a convicted murderer, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 HAR

Summary: After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify the acts and behaviors that are considered sexual abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting sexual abuse, understand the context and prevalence of sexual abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers may exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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St. Clair, Chip.

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences of abuse at the hands of Michael Grant, the man he thought to be his father, how he eventually turned the man over to the police, and his discovery that Grant was a wanted child murderer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ST.CLAIR StC

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

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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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Magariel, Daniel

Summary: "A riveting and emotionally harrowing debut about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father--One of the Boys is 160 perfect, stunning pages by a major new talent. The three of them--a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father--have won the war: the father's term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAG

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