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Young People and Sexual Exploitation - 'It's Not Hidden, You Just Aren't Looking' (Paperback): Jenny J.... Young People and Sexual Exploitation - 'It's Not Hidden, You Just Aren't Looking' (Paperback)
Jenny J. Pearce
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Work with sexually exploited young people can be rewarding yet difficult. They can be hard to access, often presenting challenging behaviour. Sometimes it is painful to hear their life stories, whether these include abuse through the Internet or exploitation experienced through having been trafficked into and within the country. Jenny J. Pearce draws on young people's voices to explore the difficulties that arise for researchers and for practitioners when working with sexually exploited young people. While child protection interventions must guide social work, she argues that other agencies such as health, education, housing and training each have a role to play in supporting a sexually exploited young person. Challenging the uncritical acceptance of the child as victim, the book suggests 'therapeutic outreach' as an approach to working with sexually exploited young people that can complement child protection procedures, support practitioners in the field and enhance the young person's sense of autonomy and responsibility during their transition to adulthood. The book advocates the relationship between practitioners and the young people they aim to support to be one of the most important resources in practice. Young People and Sexual Exploitation will be essential reading for anyone interested in preventing the sexual exploitation of children and young people. It will be particularly relevant for academics, students, practitioners and policymakers in the fields of social policy and social work, child and family work, child protection and youth work.

The History of Terrorism - From Antiquity to ISIS (Paperback, Nd Final Chapter Ed.): Gerard Chaliand, Arnaud Blin The History of Terrorism - From Antiquity to ISIS (Paperback, Nd Final Chapter Ed.)
Gerard Chaliand, Arnaud Blin
R830 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R213 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, threats, and reprisals. Some of the best international specialists on the subject examine terrorism's complex history from antiquity to the present day and find that terror, long the weapon of the weak against the strong, is a tactic as old as warfare itself. Beginning with the Zealots of the first century CE, contributors go on to discuss the Assassins of the Middle Ages, the 1789 Terror movement in Europe, Bolshevik terrorism during the Russian Revolution, Stalinism, "resistance" terrorism during World War II, and Latin American revolutionary movements of the late 1960s. Finally, they consider the emergence of modern transnational terrorism, focusing on the roots of Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda, and the contemporary suicide martyr. Along the way, they provide a groundbreaking analysis of how terrorism has been perceived throughout history. What becomes powerfully clear is that only through deeper understanding can we fully grasp the present dangers of a phenomenon whose repercussions are far from over. This updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing the rise of ISIS and key events such as the 2015 Paris attacks.

Lovey (Paperback): Mary Maccracken Lovey (Paperback)
Mary Maccracken 1
R233 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R52 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher Mary MacCracken could reach. Mary had reservations about eight-year-old Hannah joining her class. The three emotionally disturbed boys she was currently looking after had been making steady progress, and Hannah, who had a reputation for being a withdrawn and incredibly troubled child, would only be a disruptive influence. For the first fortnight Hannah retired to a cupboard and refused to come out. Howling almost non-stop she was displaying the worst symptoms that Mary had ever seen. How could Mary help a child who had been shut up in closets and treated like an animal? What could she say to a child who had been locked out of her own home, and beaten by both her brother and her father? How could she reach this lost girl? This is the remarkable story of Hannah and Mary's journey together. Deep within Hannah, Mary recognises an amazing strength. And with love, skill and patience, she gradually starts to make a difference. It's a long road to recovery, but Mary never gives up. As this moving true story unfolds, we feel Mary's joy, we share her hope and, in time, her faith that Hannah will be okay.

The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World (Hardcover): Werner Riess, Garrett G. Fagan The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World (Hardcover)
Werner Riess, Garrett G. Fagan
R1,785 R1,581 Discovery Miles 15 810 Save R204 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What soldiers do on the battlefield or boxers do in the ring would be treated as criminal acts if carried out in an everyday setting. Perpetrators of violence in the classical world knew this and chose their venues and targets with care: killing Julius Caesar at a meeting of the Senate was deliberate. That location asserted Senatorial superiority over a perceived tyrant, and so proclaimed the pure republican principles of the assassins. The contributors to The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World take on a task not yet addressed in classical scholarship: they examine how topography shaped the perception and interpretation of violence in Greek and Roman antiquity. After an introduction explaining the "spatial turn" in the theoretical study of violence, "paired" chapters review political assassination, the battlefield, violence against women and slaves, and violence at Greek and Roman dinner parties. No other book either adopts the spatial theoretical framework or pairs the examination of different classes of violence in classical antiquity in this way. Both undergraduate and graduate students of classics, history, and political science will benefit from the collection, as will specialists in those disciplines. The papers are original and stimulating, and they are accessible to the educated general reader with some grounding in classical history.

Know My Name - The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story (Hardcover): Chanel Miller Know My Name - The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story (Hardcover)
Chanel Miller 1
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) In stock

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR 'Incredibly moving and haunting' Roxane Gay 'I read this book cover to cover and it stunned me' Jia Tolentino 'Powerful, honest and necessary' Marian Keyes 'To girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought every day for you. So never stop fighting, I believe you.' Chanel Miller's story changed our world forever. In 2016 Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was caught sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. His light sentencing, and Chanel's victim impact statement, which was read by eleven million people in four days, sparked international outrage and action. Know My Name is an intimate, profoundly moving memoir that exposes a patriarchal culture biased to protect perpetrators, a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and ultimately shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. Entwining pain, resilience, and humour, this breath-taking memoir will stand as a modern classic. 'I could not put this phenomenal book down' Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of UNTAMED 'To read Know My Name inspires hope' Guardian 'A searing, beautiful book' Sunday Times 'Know My Name marks the debut of a gifted young writer. Miller's words are purpose. They are maps. And she is a treasure who has prevailed' New York Times

Overcoming Sex Addiction - A Self-Help guide (Paperback): Thaddeus Birchard Overcoming Sex Addiction - A Self-Help guide (Paperback)
Thaddeus Birchard
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Overcoming Sex Addiction is an accessible self-help guide which uses the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy to help those with problematic or unwanted patterns of sexual behaviour. It is designed for those who are not yet ready to seek professional help or who live in a place where little help is available and can be used in conjunction with general psychotherapy. Written by a leading expert in the field, the book offers an insight into the origins of sex addiction, before going on to explain the cycle of addiction and how to break it. The book has a do-it yourself week-by-week programme of action to tackle compulsive sexual behaviour, and provides extensive advice on relapse prevention to help the reader move forward in recovery. Overcoming Sex Addiction will provide clear, informed guidance for sex addicts and those professionals working with them.

Physical Abuse and Neglect - A Training Curriculum, With CME/CNE (Spiral bound, New): Angelo P. Giardino, Randell Alexander,... Physical Abuse and Neglect - A Training Curriculum, With CME/CNE (Spiral bound, New)
Angelo P. Giardino, Randell Alexander, Mark Hudson
R5,233 R4,484 Discovery Miles 44 840 Save R749 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Physical abuse and neglect are the most common forms of child maltreatment, and professionals who work with children have a duty to possess a thorough understanding of them in order to identify and intervene in abusive situations. This curriculum teaches participants eight lessons on the socioeconomic and familial factors that place children at risk, the signs indicative of abuse and neglect, and methods for medically evaluating and treating physically abused or neglected children. Among the issues discussed in detail are types of radiological studies and their uses, types of common fractures and how they are produced, the ways to differentiate between abusive and accidental head injury, and the distinction between intentional and unintentional neglect. The CD-ROM contains 208 clinical photographs illustrative of common injuries, diagnostic imaging methods, and forms of neglect. The training curriculum contains activities, test questions, photographic references, and a PowerPoint teaching presentation and is accredited through Saint Louis University's School of Medicine and School of Nursing to provide CME/CNE credit(s).

Broken Wings (Paperback): Jia Pingwa Broken Wings (Paperback)
Jia Pingwa; Translated by Nicky Harman
R290 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence (Paperback): Clive R Hollin The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence (Paperback)
Clive R Hollin
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence is a textbook which gives comprehensive coverage of interpersonal violence - exploring the various violent acts that occur between individuals in contemporary society. * Examines in detail the controversial use of corporal punishment * Explores ways that psychology can add to our understanding of interpersonal violence * Offers directions for future research that can help to prevent or reduce incidents of interpersonal violence

Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment - A Handbook of Prevention and Intervention (Paperback): Charles A. Maher, Joseph... Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment - A Handbook of Prevention and Intervention (Paperback)
Charles A. Maher, Joseph Zins, Maurice Elias
R1,405 Discovery Miles 14 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A comprehensive examination of theory, research, prevention and intervention, and professional practice issues - in one source. Teasing, shunning, and bullying can have serious detrimental effects on both victim and perpetrator. Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment: A Handbook of Prevention and Intervention comprehensively gathers emerging research, theory, and effective practice on this subject into one invaluable source. This thorough review of a wide spectrum of innovative, evidence-based practices targets the complex problems of victimization, peer harassment, and bullying in our schools. Interventions range from individuals and their peers to broad, systems-level change within schools and communities. The challenge of prevention is also explored, using the latest studies as a practical foundation. Suggestions are provided detailing effective strategies to make changes in the culture within schools while offering directions for future research and practice. Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment discusses research on current intervention programs now in place that, until now, has never been evaluated. Several of the studies address middle school issues and multi-ethnic populations, including those from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Peer sexual harassment and dating-related aggression are examined that includes and goes beyond traditional views of bullying and peer intimidation. This valuable handbook provides concise yet extensive information on the most current theory, empirical research, practice guidelines, and suggestions for preparing schools for programmatic initiatives. Topics in Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment include: theory and conceptual issues in victimization, bullying, and peer harassment assessment results from a four-year longitudinal study on peer victimization in early adolescents youth perceptions toward bullying high school students' victimization profiles immigrant children and victimization evaluating an adolescent violence prevention program a school-based intervention program peer group intervention interventions for victims multiple perspectives involving sexual harassment school-wide approaches to prevention and intervention and much more! Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment is a crucial resource for researchers and mental health professionals who work in schools and who work with children and their families, such as school psychologists, counselors, clinical child psychologists, social workers, and community psychologists.

Hunting Girls - Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape (Hardcover): Kelly Oliver Hunting Girls - Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape (Hardcover)
Kelly Oliver
R651 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games), Bella Swan (Twilight), Tris Prior (Divergent), and other strong and resourceful characters have decimated the fairytale archetype of the helpless girl waiting to be rescued. Giving as good as they get, these young women access reserves of aggression to liberate themselves-but who truly benefits? By meeting violence with violence, are women turning victimization into entertainment? Are they playing out old fantasies, institutionalizing their abuse? In Hunting Girls, Kelly Oliver examines popular culture's fixation on representing young women as predators and prey and the implication that violence-especially sexual violence-is an inevitable, perhaps even celebrated, part of a woman's maturity. In such films as Kick-Ass (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Maleficent (2014), power, control, and danger drive the story, but traditional relationships of care bind the narrative, and even the protagonist's love interest adds to her suffering. To underscore the threat of these depictions, Oliver locates their manifestation of violent sex in the growing prevalence of campus rape, the valorization of woman's lack of consent, and the new urgency to implement affirmative consent apps and policies.

The #MeToo Reckoning - Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct (Paperback): Ruth Everhart The #MeToo Reckoning - Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct (Paperback)
Ruth Everhart
R332 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ending Child Abuse - New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training (Paperback, New): Victor I. Vieth, Bette L Bottoms,... Ending Child Abuse - New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training (Paperback, New)
Victor I. Vieth, Bette L Bottoms, Alison Perona
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Get the tools to coordinate a plan in your community! The highly anticipated Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training presents an exciting vision: to end or significantly reduce child abuse. Respected social scientists and legal scholars discuss empirically sound short- and long- term multidisciplinary strategies that can be implemented in our society. Innovative and well-established concepts and approaches are clearly presented, such as specialized education, rational preventative methods, effective investigation and prosecution strategies, and the analysis of factors that influence law enforcement investigations and child abuse prevention efforts. Several obstacles stand in the way of the elimination of child abuse, such as the failure to investigate most child abuse reports, inadequate training of frontline child protection professionals, lack of financial resources, and the dilemma that child abuse is not addressed at the youngest ages. Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training tackles these problems and others with practical guidelines and aggressive creative strategies that can be applied to every community in the United States. This collection is impeccably referenced and soundly supported with research. Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training discusses: implementation of a model curriculum in child advocacy for undergraduate and graduate institutions forensic interview training extensive education of the nation's child protection professionals development and funding of prevention programs at the community level educational reforms of Montclair State University in New Jersey designed to better prepare professionals who advocate for children research-based interview techniques with best practice guidelines possible broader social and system-level reforms vertical prosecution of child abuse cases with a model for its operation Ending Child Abuse: New Efforts in Prevention, Investigation, and Training is an ambitious eye-opening source perfect for social services professionals, mental health professionals, practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and medical and legal professionals who deal with child abuse and children's welfare.

The Little Girl on the Ice Floe (Hardcover): Adelaide Bon The Little Girl on the Ice Floe (Hardcover)
Adelaide Bon; Translated by Ruth Diver 1
R432 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Life itself is in these pages: in this candid, poetic style there is storytelling of real quality" - LEILA SLIMANI, author of Lullaby A powerful and personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape: a valuable voice for the #MeToo conversation. Adelaide Bon grew up in a wealthy neighborhood in Paris, a privileged child with a loving family, lots of friends and seemingly limitless opportunity lying ahead of her. But one sunny afternoon, when she was nine years old, a strange man followed her home and raped her in the stairwell of her building. She told her parents, they took her to the police, the fact of the crime was registered ... and then a veil was quietly drawn over that part of her childhood, and life was supposed to go on. Except, of course, it didn't. Throughout her adolescence and young adulthood, Adelaide struggles with the aftermath of the horror of that afternoon in 1990. The lingering trauma pervades all aspects of her life: family education, friendships, relationships, even her ability to eat normally. And then one day, many years later, when she is married and has a small son, she receives a call from the police saying that they think they have finally caught the man who raped her, a man who has hidden in plain sight for decades, with many other victims ready to testify against him. The subsequent court case reveals Giovanni Costa, the stuff of nightmares and bogeymen, finally vanquished by the weight of dozens and dozens of emotional and horrifying testimonies from all the women whose lives and childhoods he stole.

The Virtuous and Violent Women of Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts (Paperback): Emily C K Romeo The Virtuous and Violent Women of Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts (Paperback)
Emily C K Romeo
R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dismantling the image of the peaceful and serene colonial goodwife and countering the assumption that New England was inherently less violent than other regions of colonial America, Emily C. K. Romeo offers a revealing look at acts of violence by Anglo-American women in colonial Massachusetts, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Using Essex County as a case study, Romeo deftly utilizes seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources to demonstrate that Puritan women, both ""virtuous"" and otherwise, learned to negotiate the shifting boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable violence in their daily lives and communities. The Virtuous and Violent Women of Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts shows that more dramatic violence by women -- including infanticide, the scalping of captors during the Indian Wars, and even witchcraft accusations -- was not necessarily intended to challenge the structures of authority but often sprung from women's desire to protect property, safety, and standing for themselves and their families. The situations in which women chose to flout powerful social conventions and resort to overt violence expose the underlying, often unspoken, priorities and gendered expectations that shaped this society.

Inside 10 Rillington Place - John Christie and me, the untold truth (Paperback): Peter Thorley Inside 10 Rillington Place - John Christie and me, the untold truth (Paperback)
Peter Thorley 1
R229 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

10 Rillington Place: the house of death. John Reginald Halliday Christie and Timothy John Evans were hanged after a series of brutal murders in the 1940s and 1950s. But should they both have been executed? The sole survivor who grew up with Christie and Evans tells the untold story of what really happened inside 10 Rillington Place...

The Little Ghost Girl - Abused Starved and Neglected. A Little Girl Desperate for Someone to Love Her (Paperback): Maggie... The Little Ghost Girl - Abused Starved and Neglected. A Little Girl Desperate for Someone to Love Her (Paperback)
Maggie Hartley 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) In stock

An abused little girl desperate for someone to love her, and the foster carer who refused to give up on her. A heartbreaking true story by Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie Hartley. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Angela Hart and Rosie Lewis. ***** Abused, starved and neglected. Ruth was a little ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care. As soon as Ruth arrived on her doorstep, it was clear to foster carer Maggie Hartley that Ruth had seen and experienced things that no 11-year-old should have to. Pale, frail and withdrawn, Ruth had been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Raised by a cruel stepmother and father, Ruth had been abused, underfed and ignored, while her half-siblings lived a life of luxury. Ruth is in desperate need of help, but can Maggie get through to her and unlock the harrowing secret she carries? With no one left in the world to love Ruth, it's up to Maggie to help her find her voice; to be a ghost no more, and bring those who've harmed her to justice. An uplifting and ultimately redemptive read, perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Angela Hart and Rosie Lewis.

A War of Words - Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel (Paperback): Gerald Cromer A War of Words - Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel (Paperback)
Gerald Cromer
R975 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R435 (45%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines a series of controversies surrounding Israel's use of force and its failure to prevent violence.

Influenced by Weber's definition of the state as the 'monopoly of violence', politcial scientists and criminologists alike have focused their attention on the legitimation struggles of non-state actors who resort to violence. This book redresses the balance. Chapters are devoted to the public discourse about Palestinian and Jewish terrorism, the war in Lebanon, the alleged connection between verbal violence of government leaders and the physical violence of its supporters, and the use of history to justify the state use of force. The conclusion considers why these controversies play such a central role in Israeli politics and presents a number of suggestions as to the function they fulfil in other Western societies.

Home Safe Home - Housing Solutions for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (Paperback): Hilary Botein, Andrea Hetling Home Safe Home - Housing Solutions for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (Paperback)
Hilary Botein, Andrea Hetling; Epilogue by Carol Corden
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Housing matters for everyone, as it provides shelter, security, privacy, and stability. For survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), housing takes on an additional meaning; it is the key to establishing a new life, free from abuse. IPV survivors often face such inadequate housing options, however, that they must make excruciating choices between cycling through temporary shelters, becoming homeless, or returning to their abusers. Home Safe Home offers a multifaceted analysis that accounts for both IPV survivors' needs and the practical challenges involved in providing them with adequate permanent housing. Incorporating the varied perspectives of the numerous housing providers, activists, policymakers, and researchers who have a stake in these issues, the book also lets IPV survivors have their say, expressing their views on what housing and services can best meet their short and long-term goals. Researchers Hilary Botein and Andrea Hetling not only examine the federal and state policies and funding programs determining housing for IPV survivors, but also provide detailed case studies that put a human face on these policy issues. As it traces how housing options and support mechanisms for IPV survivors have evolved over time, Home Safe Home also offers innovative suggestions for how policymakers and advocates might work together to better meet the needs of this vulnerable population.

The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens - Worksheets, Quizzes, Games, & Skills for Putting the Keys Into... The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens - Worksheets, Quizzes, Games, & Skills for Putting the Keys Into Action (Paperback)
Signe Whitson
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Organised around the groundbreaking principles of 8 Keys to End Bullying, the two-book 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Program for Kids & Tweens builds key social-emotional skills in readers ages 8-12, empowering them to cope with conflict and end bullying in their communities and schools. Younger kids can complete the activities with a parent or teacher's guidance, while older kids can complete the activities independently. These simple activities cultivate (1) assertiveness, emotion management and friendship skills in kids vulnerable to bullying, (2) problem-solving skills for kids who witness bullying and (3) empathy and kindness skills in kids who are likely to bully their peers.

Sex Trafficking - Federal Criminal Law & Child Trafficking Issues (Hardcover): Darla Glover Sex Trafficking - Federal Criminal Law & Child Trafficking Issues (Hardcover)
Darla Glover
R2,905 Discovery Miles 29 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sex trafficking is a state crime. Nevertheless, it is also a federal crime when it involves conducting the activities of a sex trafficking enterprise in a way that affects interstate or foreign commerce or that involves travel in interstate or foreign commerce. Section 1591 of Title 18 of the United States Code outlaws the activities of sex trafficking enterprise that affects interstate or foreign commerce, including patronising such an enterprise. The Mann Act outlaws sex trafficking activities that involve travel in interstate or foreign commerce. This book provides an overview of sex trafficking. It focuses on the sex trafficking of children in the United States and reviews the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.

Dangerous Families - Queer Writing on Surviving (Paperback): Matt Bernstein Sycamore Dangerous Families - Queer Writing on Surviving (Paperback)
Matt Bernstein Sycamore
R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Queer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives! Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer literature of investigation, exploration, and transformation. Twenty-six stories illuminate the reality of growing up in fear, struggling to rebuild lives damaged by sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. The book explores how abuse turns queer survivors male, female, and transgendered into healers, heartbreakers, and homicidal maniacs, presenting brilliant stories that sear and soar. Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving addresses all forms of abuse head-on, representing a cross-section of queer survivors in terms of race, class, ethnicity, education, origin, sexuality, and gender. Contributors use their own life experiences to create a book that takes back control from well-meaning "outsiders," as they recount the daily struggle to overcome the damage done to their minds, bodies, and spirits in a world that denies their gender, sexual, and social identities. From the editor: "Dangerous Families consists entirely of writing by survivors of childhood abuse. That's right no therapists analyzing our plight, no talk-show hosts exploiting us just survivors, exploring our complicated, frightening, and fulfilling lives. These stories dispense with the usual technique of carefully massaging the reader's fragile worldview before plunging this unsuspecting innocent into a world of horror. They go right to the horror, the beauty, and the joy, often throwing the reader off-guard, revealing layers of meaning before the reader can step back." Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving is an anthology of 26 true stories of growing up queer in families that magnify the horrors of the outside world instead of offering protection. The book is an essential read for therapists, caseworkers, cultural studies specialists, and anyone struggling to survive childhood abuse.

Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools - The Next Generation of Prevention (Paperback): Joseph Zins,... Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools - The Next Generation of Prevention (Paperback)
Joseph Zins, Maurice Elias
R1,003 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R459 (46%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bullying and harassment threaten academic achievement and mental health in our schools. Look beyond your work with individual students to address these problems in their larger context! This book presents enlightening empirical studies and reviews of the literature on peer harassment, bullying, and victimization. Designed to expand our knowledge and understanding of these topics, Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools: The Next Generation of Prevention documents the widespread nature of the phenomena both inside and outside the United States, identifies risk and protective factors, and provides practitioners with specific, evidence-based guidelines for effective preventive action. From the editors: The problem of bullying, peer harassment, and victimization is a serious one in our schools. It greatly affects the climate for learning and productivity and the emotional health of students and staff. This book presents empirical data and theoretical and legal case reviews to show how pervasive and serious these problems are and how they threaten both academic achievement and mental health within many of our schools. Taking a longitudinal and developmental perspective, the authors begin to outline the next generation of research in this field that will shape knowledge and practice for the next few decades. For practitioners, the book is a call to action, particularly at the school-wide level, focusing on reducing the substantial social/emotional harm done to perpetrators, bystanders, and especially, victims. Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools provides vital information on: what mental health professionals can do to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in schools the relationship between middle-school adjustment and bullying aggressive behavior and friendship patterns in immigrant children school-based intervention strategies the relationship between the cultures of childhood and sexual harassment from developmental, domestic violence, and legal perspectives risk factors and protective factors affecting victimization and more! It has been estimated that bullying affects more than half of the students in American schools. This book can add significantly to your ability to combat and prevent this pervasive problem. Use it to improve the quality of education received by students in your community!

Violence - A Micro-sociological Theory (Paperback): Randall Collins Violence - A Micro-sociological Theory (Paperback)
Randall Collins
R869 R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Save R154 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies. Randall Collins challenges this view in "Violence," arguing that violent confrontation goes against human physiological hardwiring. It is the exception, not the rule--regardless of the underlying conditions or motivations.

Collins gives a comprehensive explanation of violence and its dynamics, drawing upon video footage, cutting-edge forensics, and ethnography to examine violent situations up close as they actually happen--and his conclusions will surprise you. Violence comes neither easily nor automatically. Antagonists are by nature tense and fearful, and their confrontational anxieties put up a powerful emotional barrier against violence. Collins guides readers into the very real and disturbing worlds of human discord--from domestic abuse and schoolyard bullying to muggings, violent sports, and armed conflicts. He reveals how the fog of war pervades all violent encounters, limiting people mostly to bluster and bluff, and making violence, when it does occur, largely incompetent, often injuring someone other than its intended target. Collins shows how violence can be triggered only when pathways around this emotional barrier are presented. He explains why violence typically comes in the form of atrocities against the weak, ritualized exhibitions before audiences, or clandestine acts of terrorism and murder--and why a small number of individuals are competent at violence.

"Violence" overturns standard views about the root causes of violence and offers solutions for confronting it in the future.

Violence in Psychiatry (Hardcover): Katherine D. Warburton, Stephen M. Stahl Violence in Psychiatry (Hardcover)
Katherine D. Warburton, Stephen M. Stahl
R1,734 R1,324 Discovery Miles 13 240 Save R410 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The association between violence and mental illness is well studied, yet remains highly controversial. Currently, there does appear to be a trend of increasing violence in hospital settings, including both civilly and forensically committed populations. In fact, physical aggression is the primary reason for admission to many hospitals. Given that violence is now often both a reason for admission and a barrier to discharge, there is a pressing need for violence to be re-conceptualized as a primary medical condition, not as the by-product of one. Furthermore, treatment settings need to be enhanced to address the new types of violence exhibited in inpatient environments and this modification needs to be geared toward balancing safety with treatment. This book focuses on violence from assessment, through underlying neurobiology, to treatment and other recommendations for practice. This will be of interest to forensic psychiatrists, general adult psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and rehabilitation therapists.

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