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Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life
     

Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life

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by Ginny NiCarthy
 

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Since its original publication in 1982, Getting Free has changed the lives of tens of thousands of women. Written in an accessible style, packed with practical information and answers, special exercises designed to help a woman recognize abuse, and several success stories, Getting Free remains an important resource today—and this updated edition

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Since its original publication in 1982, Getting Free has changed the lives of tens of thousands of women. Written in an accessible style, packed with practical information and answers, special exercises designed to help a woman recognize abuse, and several success stories, Getting Free remains an important resource today—and this updated edition makes it an all the more relevant resource.
In this expanded edition, Ginny NiCarthy features important new information from the latest studies and most recent research on the subject. New chapters include an analysis of whether batterers’ treatment really works, which programs help violent men change, and which do not; the results of research on the ways that many men who batter also abuse their children, and specific reactions of children to battering; the cultural and legal issues relevant to immigrant women; and a presentation of how religious beliefs and religious communities affect the real and perceived choices of women facing violence.

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"Highly recommended." —Library Journal

"Getting Free is a pioneering work which continues to be a valuable tool for battered women. Hundreds of women in our support groups have found it to be a source of hope and of practical assistance. Ginny NiCarthy has our thanks and appreciation." —Lois Loontjens, Executive Director, New Beginnings Shelter

Library Journal
Nicarthy's commonsense manuals show battered women the danger they face and help them map a way out, step by careful step. An essential purchase. You Can Be Free is useful for readers with low reading skills and those pressed for time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580051224
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Series:
New Leaf
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
735,352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ginny NiCarthy has written and co-written many books that have helped change the lives of thousands of women, including You Don’t Have to Take It!: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting Emotional Abuse at Work; You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women; The Ones Who Got Away: Women Who Left Abusive Partners; and Talking It Out: A Guide for Abused Women. For twenty-five years she worked as a therapist and was active in the movement to end violence against women.

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