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Tough Topics to Discuss
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This book provides an innovative framework for understanding and treating intimate partner violence. Integrating a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, the author demonstrates that male abusiveness is more than just a learned pattern of behavior--it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration.
This book presents collection of stories of domestic violence perpetrators who have stopped being abusive. Includes first-person stories and photographs of men who worked on themselves over years in violence intervention programs and discussion of stages of accountability and behavioral change. Includes chapter for women in abusive relationships trying to assess whether their partners are capable of making needed changes.
We all have our own needs at different times within relationships, and it is important to give and take in terms of these needs and to show each other respect. Everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated fairly, and to be valued and accepted for who they are. This book presents advice for young people on how to develop skills to negotiate relationship needs respectfully and safely in partner relationships, friendships and family relationships. Issues addressed include peer pressure and teen friendships; dating pressures and expectations; domestic violence and abusive relationships
This book includes chapters entitled; Intimate partner violence and recidivism following interventions with men who batter; El hombre noble buscando balance: the noble man searching for balance; Fire and firewater:co-occurring clinical treatment model for domestic violence, substance abuse, and trauma; Healing and confronting the African American male who batters;African-American men who batter: a community-centered approach to prevention and intervention; A postcolonial perspective on domestic violence in Indian country; He Waka Tapu : working together for the well-being of family; Asian-American domestic violence : a critical psychohistorical perspective; Asian men and violence.
Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library
Books on abusive relationships can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
HV6626 This section focuses on the sociological view of abusive relationships
HQ535 This section focuses on abusive relationships within the context of family and marriage
RC569 This section focuses on the psychological aspect of an abuser
Using the stories of several couples in their study, the authors look at the dynamics of abusive relationships, refuting prevalent myths. Never underestimating the inherent risk or danger involved, the authors discuss how women in their study group prepared themselves to leave an abusive relationship, where a battered woman can get help, and how she can keep herself safe.
Physical violence may be the most overt manifestation of relationship abuse, but maltreatment of intimate partners takes many other forms as well. This book explores the nature of male abusiveness by focusing on the development of a particular personality constellation--one that is easily threatened, jealous, and fearful, and that masks these emotions with anger and demands for control.
This book contains interviews with forty women to examine how African-American women contend with intimate partner abuse, and it looks at the extent of domestic violence against African-American women.
In millions of abusive relationships, men use a largely unidentified form of subjugation that more closely resembles kidnapping or indentured servitude than assault. This book refers to this pattern of manipulative behaviors as coercive control. Despite its great achievements, domestic violence interventions have failed to improve women's long-term safety in relationships or to hold perpetrators accountable because the singular focus on physical violence against women masks the reality of these other abusive manipulative relationships.
Getting Out tells how sixteen women gather the courage to leave an abusive relationship for good. This book recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the women's life histories leading up to the battering - and the resources they drew upon to escape.
This book focuses on the topic of the resiliency of long-term (over 5 years) survivors of intimate partner violence and abuse. Drawing on participant observation research and interviews with women years after the end of their abusive relationships, the author shares the factors that facilitated these women's success in gaining inner strength and personal transformation.
This book concentrates on the various forms of domestic abuse against women and its occurrence and manifestations within different contexts, it argues that gender is centrally implicated in the unique factors that shape violence across all these areas. Individual chapters outline the experiences of: mothers, older women, women with religious affiliations, refugee women, rural women, aboriginal women, women in same-sex relationships, and women with intellectual disabilities.