Other Resources

 Additional Resources:

“Off Limits: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse”

“A Must-Read Parenting Book!”

Featuring a foreword by Marilyn Van Derbur, former Miss America 1957, incest survivor, and motivational speaker.

Off Limits is written by two leading sexual assault prevention specialists, Sandy K. Wurtele, Ph.D. and Feather Berkower, MSW, of Parenting Safe Children.

Child sexual assault can be prevented. Parents are the front line.

This is the unwavering message of hope and empowerment underlying every page of Off Limits: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse – quite possibly the most important book you will ever read as a parent.

 parentingsafechildren.comhttp://www.parentingsafchildren.com/

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Sexual Abuse REcovery #DealwithIt by Dr John A. King

“#dealwithit is a book for anyone who has lost it all. If you have been shot at, faced with sudden loss, blown up, screwed over (or in my case, screwed), this book is for you. I like to think of it as duct tape for the soul.” 

Domestic Shelters.org

Search 539 helpful articles in 26 topical categories ranging from identifying abuse to healing from it.  Find help, find a shelter in your area, speak to a trained counselor.

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Riley the Brave by Jess Sinarski

A playful and engaging picture book celebrating the courage of a young bear who had a tough start in life. www.RileytheBrave.org

101 Great Sources for Domestic ViolencThe Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing by Beverly Engeleswd-dvp-header

Violence between domestic partners is unsettling common in the U.S. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.3 million women are the victim of physical assault by their domestic partner annually in America

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The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing by Beverly Engele

“Engel doesn’t just describe-she shows us the way out.”
-Susan Forward, author of Emotional Blackmail Praise for the emotionally abusive relationship

“In this book, Beverly Engel clearly and with caring offers step-by-step strategies to stop emotional abuse. . . helping both victims and abusers to identify the patterns of this painful and traumatic type of abuse. This book is a guide both for individuals and for couples stuck in the tragic patterns of emotional abuse.”
-Marti Loring, Ph.D., author of Emotional Abuse and co-editor of The Journal of Emotional Abuse

Intimate Partner Violence & Substance Abuse:

An informative tool from ASAM on a major public health concern, intimate partner violence. This guide reveals that substance abuse is prevalent in 40%-60% in IPV with a bunch of other helpful statistics on the strong relationship between domestic abuse and addiction.

Domestic Violence & Addiction

A comprehensive guide on the correlation between the two, with great sections on how to recognize symptoms of domestic violence, how to get out of an abusive relationship, and how to help an abuse victim. I thought this guide had helpful, applicable information on the complexity of domestic violence.

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