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Starishevsky, Jill.

Summary: "Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening--or that it's wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 613.6 STA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 613.6 STA

Chase, Truddi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: E.P. Dutton 1987

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHASE, TRUDI CHA

Wexler, Richard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 1990

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Gil, Teresa

Summary: This book highlights the resilient capacities of mothers who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and gives them the opportunity to break their silence, share their struggles, and give voice to their experiences, pains, and triumphs. By offering their stories, Teresa Gil sheds light on the challenges of mothering after childhood sexual abuse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85 GIL

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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Berman, Ella

Summary: "A deep dive into the psyche of a young actress raised in the spotlight under the influence of a charming, manipulative film director and the moment when she decides his time for winning is over. At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared. Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

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: 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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Everhart, Donna

Summary: "In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC EVE

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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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 Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DV TCFF CAP
1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CAP

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Hill, Jess

Summary: "A deeply researched account from an award-winning journalist that uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest-and most intimate-ways imaginable We fear dark alleys when in truth, home is the most dangerous place for a woman. Of the 87,000 women killed globally in 2017, more than a third (30,000) were killed by an intimate partner, and another 20,000 were killed by a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 HIL

Ancco

Summary: "Jinju is bad. She smokes, drinks, runs away from home, and has no qualms about making her parents worry. Her mother and sister beg her to be a better student, sister, daughter; her beleaguered father expresses his concerns with his fists. Bad Friends is set in the 1990s in a South Korea torn between tradition and Western modernity and haunted by an air of generalized gloom. Cycles of abuse...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 ANC

McCandless, Carine

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCANDLESS, CARINE MCC

Everhart, Donna

Summary: "In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION EVE

Levithan, David

Summary: "Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it. Ezra never expected to be left behind with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother, how is he supposed to navigate life without Bea? Bea Ahern already knew sh eneeded to get as far away from home as possible. But a message in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called "It", Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood-one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2015

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Quinn, Anna

Summary: Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl's face appears above the students' desks and terror rushes through Nora's body. Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

Check, William A.

Summary: Discusses the forms of child abuse, its historical and cultural context, and society's methods of dealing with it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.76 CHE

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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Hall, Shyima.

Summary: The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 HAL

Tingle, Tim

Summary: When his mother leaves, sixteen-year-old Bobby, a Choctaw, begins living in a hole in his backyard to avoid his abusive father, and is surprised to find friends and neighbors willing to help him. Inspired by the traditional Choctaw story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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