When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

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By (author) Reader Lundy Bancroft

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 229mm x 25mm | 395g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0425200310
  • ISBN 13: 9780425200315
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 103,855

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Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother? Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. Here, a counselor reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate children-and how mothers can help their children recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse. This book, the first ever of its kind, shows mothers how to: Protect children and help them heal emotionallyProvide love, support, and positive role models, even in the midst of abuseIncrease their chances of winning custodyHelp their kids feel good about themselves

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Lundy Bancroft has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in domestic abuse and the behavior of abusive men and is considered one of the world's experts on the subject. He is the author of journal articles on abuse that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Contemporary Psychology. The former codirector at Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts while training various state and judicial agencies in dealing with domestic abuse situations.