Free Yourself from an Abusive Relationship A Guide to Taking Back Your Life

ISBN-10: 0897932579

ISBN-13: 9780897932578

Edition: 2000

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Recognizing Abusive Behavior
Identifying Abuse
Patterns of Domination and Control
The Domestic Violence Cycle
Types of Abuse
Emotional Abuse
Patterns of Emotional Abuse
Emotional Abuse Inventory
Physical Abuse
Patterns of Physical Abuse
Physical Abuse Inventory
Sexual Abuse
Patterns of Sexual Abuse
Rape
Incest and Other Sexual Abuse of Children
Sexual Abuse Inventory
Social Abuse
Patterns of Social Abuse
Social Abuse Inventory
Financial Abuse
Patterns of Financial Abuse
Financial Abuse Inventory
Religious and Spiritual Abuse
Patterns of Spiritual Abuse
The Misuse of Religious Doctrine
Religious and Spiritual Abuse Inventory
Learning About Abusers and Victims
Recognizing Abusers
Characteristics and Attitudes of Abusers
Female Abusers
Abuser Inventory
Recognizing Danger Signals
Indicators of Potentially Dangerous Behavior
Potential Danger Inventory
Victims of Abuse
Myths About Victims of Abuse
Why Victims Stay in or Return to Abusive Relationships
Victim Dependencies
Mutual Dependency
Examining Your Reasons for Staying in or Returning to an Abusive Relationship
Specific Victim Circumstances and Concerns
Abusers with Money, Influence, and Power
Cultural Concerns
Male Abuse Victims
Victims in Rural Areas
Same-Sex Partners
Victims with Disabilities
Abuse During Pregnancy
Abuse at Different Ages
Abuse of Children
Adolescents, Teenagers, and Dating Violence
Abuse of Seniors
Preparing for Emergencies
Violent Crisis and Emergency Situations
Emergency Plans and Safety Plans
If You Leave Home During a Crisis
Remaining at Home
Taking Care of Children in a Crisis
Avoiding Child Abduction
Hostage Taking
Stalking
The Legal Process
Civil and Criminal Courts and Protective Orders
Protective Orders
Criminal Court Procedures
Victim-Related Court Concerns
Mediation
Court Advocates
Attorneys
Federal Laws and Civil Lawsuits
Getting Help After a Crisis
Getting Help Immediately After a Crisis
Medical Attention and Evidence
Support from Family and Friends
Community Resources and Shelters
Getting Help for the Longer Term
From Victim to Survivor
Keeping Safe After a Crisis
Money Matters
Immigration Help
Work Issues
Transportation Issues
Making the Decision to Stay or Leave
Evaluating Your Relationship
The Examination Process
Restricting Abuser Communication
Abuser Assessment
Effects on Children
Assessing the Impact on You
Examination Do's and Don'ts
Evaluation Questions for Victims of Abuse
Planning for Change
Forming Realistic Expectations
Building Alternatives to Abuse
Making Goals and Plans
Rebuilding Your Sense of Self
Establishing Nonabusive Boundaries
Taking Action
Taking Action
The Decision to Stay or to Leave
Learning to Heal and Rebuild
Healing and Rebuilding
Grief and Abuse
After Grief
Healing Strategies
Long-Term Rebuilding and Restoration Strategies
Counseling After Abuse
Why Seek Counseling?
Choosing a Counselor
Programs for Abusers
Couples Counseling
Depression
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Remaining Abuse-Free
Precautions for Your Protection
General Safety Precautions
New Dates and Acquaintances
New Relationships
Precautions for Seniors
Rape Safeguards
Safeguards to Avoid Child Abduction
Maintaining Your Life Free from Abuse
Establish and Maintain Financial Security
Know Your Legal Rights
Maintain Healthy Personal Behaviors
Maintain Individual Interests and Relationships
Teach Your Children Nonabusive Behavior
Welcoming a Life Without Abuse
A Heritage of Violence
Collaborating in Your Community
A Victim's Bill of Rights
Resources
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