When Dad Hurts Mom

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

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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 themselvesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0425200310
  • 9780425200315
  • 92,028

About Lundy Bancroft

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."show more

Table of contents

When Dad Hurts MomPreface One: Partner Abuse Through Children's Eyes and Ears Part I: The Abusive Man and Your Children Two: The Abusive Mindset and Children Three: Abusive Men as Parents Four: Understanding Your Children's Inner World Five: Protecting your Children's Boundaries Part II: The Abusive Man and Family Dynamics Six: A Weekend with the Abbott Family Seven: Defending Your Role as Mother Eight: Maintaining Healthy Dynamics in Your Family Nine: To Leave or Not to Leave Ten: Dealing with Child Protective Services Part III: The Abusive Man and Your Children Post-Separation Eleven: What Separation and Divorce Mean for Your Children Twelve: Abusive Men as post-Separation Parents Thirteen: making your Way in the Family Court System Part IV: Children Moving Forward Fourteen: Helping Your Children Heal Fifteen: Empowering your Children Sixteen: Stopping the Cycle of Abuse Resources Hearing the Personal Accounts of Abused Mothers Indexshow more