A successful co-parenting relationship is as vital to your child’s well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. Research, anecdotal evidence, and plain common sense all point to the fact that children are happier, healthier, and better adjusted when both of their parents play an active role in their lives. Studies also show that the trauma children experience in the wake of a divorce or separation can be lessened when they see their parents getting along. Kids whose parents successfully co-parent feel more secure than those who have limited or no connection to one of their parents post divorce. Co-Parenting 101is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents-not just the primary guardian-is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse.
The ABC’s of Sexual Assault provides a solid foundation of knowledge for every member of a Sexual Assault Response Team (law enforcement officers, child protection case managers, prosecutors, victim advocates, medical and mental health professionals, and forensic interviewers) as well as any victim, family member, friend, accused, defense attorney, judge or potential juror. This book is designed to be a reliable resource for anyone sorting through the unique forensic and legal aspects of a sexual assault case.
How to Work with Sex Offenders is a cutting edge, state-of-the-art book that provides mental health professionals best practice techniques on how to clinically evaluate, interview, and treat this challenging patient population. Successful models of individual, family, and group models of psychotherapy are provided for the reader. In addition, this handbook walks the reader through the investigation, arrest, prosecution and court hearing process, from start to finish.
The only available work that deals in-depth with the laws against sexual offending and highlights the significant role of the media in shaping sex offender legislation. The authors provide analysis of sexual offending from the unique perspectives of sexology and criminology, maintaining the premise that sex and sexuality are positive and healthy and that the only way to deal with the issue of sexual offending is through sex positive education and counseling.
Many child abuse prevention programs have targeted factors within the family, such as parenting skills. This book describes the next wave of prevention: the promotion of safer, healthier childrearing environments in entire communities.
Break the pattern of abuse–safely!
Battered women often become so frightened, isolated, and self-doubting that they don’t recognize they are being victimized. They may minimize the seriousness of the abuse and make excuses for the abuser. The checklists, questionnaires, and personal stories in Growing Free can provide the shock of recognition they need to be able to say, “This is wrong. It has to end.”
This fully updated Reader provides a comprehensive review of recent research and legislation relating to domestic violence and its consequences for children, and identifies the implications for practice. It enables professionals to develop informed child care and protection responses for children experiencing domestic violence.
St. Mary County is a rural Midwestern enclave with a unique approach to handling accusations of child sexual abuse. Hoping to spare all children the trauma of lengthy court appearances, professionals do their best to obtain confessions from accused sex offenders themselves instead of placing the burden of proof on the victim.
Grounded in the latest clinical and developmental knowledge, this book brings together leading authorities to examine the critical issues that arise when children and adolescents become involved in the justice system.