When Dad Hurts Mom

When Dad Hurts Mom

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by Lundy Bancroft
     
 
These are some of the questions most often asked by mothers who are verbally or physically abused by their partners. And now, for the first time, a book is available to answer these questions and many more, and offer solutions to help children heal from the abuse they witness. In When Dad Hurts Mom, leading abuse expert Lundy Bancroft shares the wisdom and insight he

Overview

These are some of the questions most often asked by mothers who are verbally or physically abused by their partners. And now, for the first time, a book is available to answer these questions and many more, and offer solutions to help children heal from the abuse they witness. In When Dad Hurts Mom, leading abuse expert Lundy Bancroft shares the wisdom and insight he has gained through sixteen years as a therapist for angry and controlling men and their partners and as a custody evaluator working with children who witness abuse. He reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate their children, what children learn from this behavior, and how mothers can protect their children and help them recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse. Written especially for mothers seeking guidance on how to help their children, When Dad Hurts Mom offers comfort, understanding, and a concrete plan of action to any woman who is concerned about the distress being caused to her children by her angry, controlling, or abusive partner.

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Library Journal
The author of Why Does He Do That? (see above) counsels battered mothers on how to rebuild their lives and heal the damage done to their victimized children. Especially notable are suggestions for repairing the mother/child relationship and valuable and shrewd advice on dealing with abusive fathers and the social institutions that impact their lives. (LJ 4/1/04). Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399151101
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.26(d)

Meet the Author

Lundy Bancroft has spent the last sixteen years of his career specializing in the field of domestic abuse, and is considered one of the world's experts on the subject. He is a court-appointed custody evaluator and the author of articles on abuse that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Contemporary Psychology. A former codirector of Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts, while also training various state and judicial agencies nationwide in dealing with domestic abuse situations.

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