Overcome violation and build the life you deserve.
You're free, strong, and capable. You made the choice to be a survivor and not a victim. But your life from here on out should be about more than just getting by. Written by women who have taken a similar journey, Surviving Domestic Violence helps you find your path toward healing, change, and the future you've always wanted.
Authors Danielle F. Wozniak and Karen N. Allen have used their vast experience and years of teaching and researching to create a clinically tested program that not only helps you understand the devastating effects of domestic violence, but also leads you through the four stages of recovery. Through a series of meditations, activities, and pieces of inspiration, you will learn to reclaim your personal power, restore your life trajectory, reconnect with your community, and re-envision what lies ahead. With the guidance of this book, you can finally conquer your past and step into a brighter future.
Simple, straightforward, and practical, Surviving Domestic Violence helps you heal from the violation you have experienced and thrive once again.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Danielle F. Wozniak, MSW, ACSW, PhD, is an associate professor and BSW Program Director at the University of Montana's School of Social Work. She spent nine years as a social worker and twenty years in clinical research, focusing on domestic violence, motherhood, sexuality, ethnography, and cultural diversity.
Karen N. Allen, MSW, LCSW, PhD, is the Social Work Program Director at Oakland University. She has spent eighteen years in the field as a caseworker and director of social work at various institutions. She also sits on the annual conference committee for the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to Your Healing Journey 9
Healing Unit 1 A Last Look Back: Understanding Abuse 15
Healing Unit 2 Reclaim Your Place 37
Healing Unit 3 Reclaim Your Identity 71
Healing Unit 4 Reclaim Your Life Path 115
Healing Unit 5 Reclaim Your Right to Your Future 153
Healing Unit 6 You Are Not Alone: Spirituality, Ritual, and Change 199
Conclusion: A Plan for Continued Healing 229
Appendix: Additional Resources 247