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The Resource A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future, Kelly White

A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future, Kelly White

Label
A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future
Title
A safe place for women
Title remainder
surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future
Statement of responsibility
Kelly White
Title variation
Surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: As a young wife and mother, Kelly White experienced violence and terror at the hands of her husband. She knows firsthand the love-hate relationships women often have with their abusers and the devastating effects these feelings can have on independence and self-confidence. She has sought refuge in a women's shelter, worked to obtain help from law enforcement and struggled financially and emotionally as a single mother and sole breadwinner. Twenty-five years later, as the leader of nationally recognized programs for battered women, she has helped thousands of women and children rebuild their lives. White's own story, and those of other women who have survived and thrived, are related here. She also provides practical tools for abused women and the friends, family and professionals who seek to help them. You learn to: Recognize dangerous red flags and break through denial; Use the legal, law-enforcement and organizational resources available in your community; Overcome fear and stress to build a new life; Discover the ways in which you are more powerful, competent and capable than you thought. White includes important information on the impact of domestic violence on children, the role of drugs and alcohol in abuse, violence against people with disabilities and battering in the lesbian/gay/ bisexual/transgendered communities. While violence against women is not a thing of the past, using this resource can help battered women make it a part of their pasts - and create a safe and fulfilling future for themselves and their children
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.82/92
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6626
LC item number
.W484 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future, Kelly White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- My Story: Surviving An Abusive Marriage: -- Surviving And Speaking Out: Building My Life Free From Violence: -- Defining The Problem Of Domestic Abuse: -- Historical perspective -- Victims -- Underreporting of violence against women -- Indicators of an abusive relationship -- Battering and child abuse -- Battering and alcohol and/or drug use -- Intersection between domestic violence and sexual assault -- Generations: -- Tracing the roots of violence in my family -- Generational patterns of abuse -- Internalizing empowerment, both individually and organizationally -- Who Is At Risk?: -- Violence against people with physical and developmental disabilities -- Violence against women during pregnancy -- Violence against people with mental illness -- Battering in the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered (LGBT) communities -- Socioeconomic factors -- Race and ethnicity -- Additional factors -- Survivors: Much More Than Former Victims: -- Estrella Rochelli -- Donna Stockton-Hicks -- Ed Born-Long -- Kimberly Wisseman -- Thomasina Tijerina -- Batterer: -- Characteristics of a batterer -- Batterer's-invention programs -- Institutional and treatment approaches to battering -- Youngest Survivors: Children And Domestic Violence: -- Psychosocial characteristics of children living in home with domestic violence -- Long-term impact of domestic violence on children -- Battered women as perpetrators of child abuse -- Children as perpetrators -- Supporting children -- Child custody and domestic violence -- Children and teens: learning new behaviors -- Shelters: -- Why a battered-women shelter? -- Making the call for help -- Safety planning first -- Admission to the shelter -- Communal living -- Sheltering women and children with multiple issues -- Shelter for people with specific ethnicities, religions, or disabilities -- Building a shelter from the ground up -- Shelter and pets -- Maintaining a safe and secure shelter facility -- Empowering women to help themselves -- Defining success -- Beyond Shelter: -- Supportive-housing programs -- Counseling programs -- Additional services -- Lessons Learned From Survivors: -- Importance of being believed -- Awareness that no one is alone -- Healing power of telling one's story -- Resiliency of survivors -- Gift of fear -- Expertise of survivors on their own lives -- Ability to move beyond victimization -- Building Alliances: -- Blending cultures -- Informal alliances -- Working together to change and improve the system -- Effective partnering to assist the needy -- Providing organizational leadership -- Partnering with school districts -- Lessons Learned Through Leading Domestic-Violence Programs: -- Stay focused on the mission -- Remain customer driven -- Keep the board leadership engaged -- Recruit the right team -- Manage for the best among us rather than the worst among us -- Attend to the business of the agency -- Work toward a vision for the future -- Be nimble -- Remember that it really is all about the money-raising it, spending it, stewarding it -- Be a leader -- Our Work Isn't Done: -- Teen-dating violence-prevention programs -- Men as allies -- Elevating women and girls -- Ending violence on person at a time -- Notes -- Resources -- Index
Control code
ocn318422262
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780897935272
Lccn
2010007020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)318422262
Label
A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful future, Kelly White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- My Story: Surviving An Abusive Marriage: -- Surviving And Speaking Out: Building My Life Free From Violence: -- Defining The Problem Of Domestic Abuse: -- Historical perspective -- Victims -- Underreporting of violence against women -- Indicators of an abusive relationship -- Battering and child abuse -- Battering and alcohol and/or drug use -- Intersection between domestic violence and sexual assault -- Generations: -- Tracing the roots of violence in my family -- Generational patterns of abuse -- Internalizing empowerment, both individually and organizationally -- Who Is At Risk?: -- Violence against people with physical and developmental disabilities -- Violence against women during pregnancy -- Violence against people with mental illness -- Battering in the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered (LGBT) communities -- Socioeconomic factors -- Race and ethnicity -- Additional factors -- Survivors: Much More Than Former Victims: -- Estrella Rochelli -- Donna Stockton-Hicks -- Ed Born-Long -- Kimberly Wisseman -- Thomasina Tijerina -- Batterer: -- Characteristics of a batterer -- Batterer's-invention programs -- Institutional and treatment approaches to battering -- Youngest Survivors: Children And Domestic Violence: -- Psychosocial characteristics of children living in home with domestic violence -- Long-term impact of domestic violence on children -- Battered women as perpetrators of child abuse -- Children as perpetrators -- Supporting children -- Child custody and domestic violence -- Children and teens: learning new behaviors -- Shelters: -- Why a battered-women shelter? -- Making the call for help -- Safety planning first -- Admission to the shelter -- Communal living -- Sheltering women and children with multiple issues -- Shelter for people with specific ethnicities, religions, or disabilities -- Building a shelter from the ground up -- Shelter and pets -- Maintaining a safe and secure shelter facility -- Empowering women to help themselves -- Defining success -- Beyond Shelter: -- Supportive-housing programs -- Counseling programs -- Additional services -- Lessons Learned From Survivors: -- Importance of being believed -- Awareness that no one is alone -- Healing power of telling one's story -- Resiliency of survivors -- Gift of fear -- Expertise of survivors on their own lives -- Ability to move beyond victimization -- Building Alliances: -- Blending cultures -- Informal alliances -- Working together to change and improve the system -- Effective partnering to assist the needy -- Providing organizational leadership -- Partnering with school districts -- Lessons Learned Through Leading Domestic-Violence Programs: -- Stay focused on the mission -- Remain customer driven -- Keep the board leadership engaged -- Recruit the right team -- Manage for the best among us rather than the worst among us -- Attend to the business of the agency -- Work toward a vision for the future -- Be nimble -- Remember that it really is all about the money-raising it, spending it, stewarding it -- Be a leader -- Our Work Isn't Done: -- Teen-dating violence-prevention programs -- Men as allies -- Elevating women and girls -- Ending violence on person at a time -- Notes -- Resources -- Index
Control code
ocn318422262
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780897935272
Lccn
2010007020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)318422262

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