Stories from a Domestic Violence Advocate : Participant's Edition
Stories of a Domestic Violence Advocate, Participants Edition, is a workbook and companion volume to the book Stories of a Domestic Violence Advocate. It was created to be used in group settings, classrooms, or on an individual basis to encourage introspection and open the floor for discussion on topics related to domestic violence and abuse by presenting open ended questioning. Participants will be prompted to read the stories then examine their own perceptions, beliefs, and opinions regarding various abuse related themes. This valuable tool is designed to help the individual achieve greater awareness and education regarding their own situation. It can also help those who have a loved one who is in an abusive situation by providing insight and understanding. The Stories of a Domestic Violence Advocate, Participants Edition includes questions for discussion and reflection based on a collection of fact based stories as told from the perspective of domestic violence advocates. The stories are a combination of real and hypothetical events. Those stories that have events based in fact are constructed in such a way to protect the privacy and confidentiality of those involved. This collection of stories covers a diversity of groups in terms of ethnicity, age, religious belief, and gender. Each story focuses on at least one relevant issue related to domestic violence, including custody disputes, restraining orders, struggles to obtain emergency food and housing, the challenges of obtaining help from social services, dealing with law enforcement, and various attitudes of loved ones, battered women, and the advocates who try to help them. This book is a great way to build awareness and educate women as well as the public in general a topic that so is so prevalent in our society today - and so destructive. Stories from a Domestic Violence Advocate is a gripping account of real life abuse situations and is appropriate for leisurely reading as well as reflective, therapeutic exploration of attitudes and ideas surrounding domestic. It is arranged in such a way that the reader is drawn into the day-to-day drama of the characters with life's twists and turns, joys and sorrow. The stories are short and fast passed, told in the style as if one were watching them on television.
- Paperback | 268 pages
- 203.2 x 254 x 15.49mm | 671.31g
- 20 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Ed Gaskin
Ed's interest in domestic violence was deepened when he got involved with the ministry of Hagar Sisters, a Christian organization focused on helping women in crisis or healing from domestic violence. Ed is the author of the best selling "Latanya" series, which includes "Latanya: A Story of Gangs, Girls and Guns," "Latanya: Hindered but Not Defeated," "Latanya: Gangs, Girls and Guns Leaders Guide," and "Latanya: Gangs Girls and Guns Participant's Edition."He is also author of "Regenerative Medicine and Human Genetic Modification" Ed has a Masters of Science in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Ed says, "After completing the Latanya series, I felt there was an opportunity to use the same technique to tell the story of those who suffered from domestic violence. We think we know their story, so we tune out, but in fact we really don't know the half of it. This book was written to tell their story in a way that it might be heard. Ed Gaskin is the founder of Aspen & Stowe, LLC, which creates, writes, produces, directs, and distributes entertainment across a variety of media platforms, and he is also the founder of Sunday Celebrations, a line of "Smart Gourmet" food, which is defined as gourmet food that meets universally recognized clinical definitions of health in terms of their salt, fat, and sugar content and use of allergens.