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When Dad Hurts Mom by Lundy Bancroft
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Mar 01, 2005 | ISBN 9780425200315

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“If you have a child who has seen or heard abuse, this book is for you.”—Patricia Evans, author of Teen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School

“The perfect, long-awaited guide for mothers who have been abused…also essential reading for every social worker, custody evaluator, guardian ad litem, custody attorney, child protection worker, and judge.”—Joan Zorza, Esq., editor, Domestic Violence Report

“The system to protect the abused is seriously flawed. Bancroft helps mothers win the battle using the court’s rules while empowering them to write new ones.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A gift to mothers who are in abusive relationships. With exceptional compassion and deep understanding, Lundy Bancroft helps abused mothers understand how their children are affected by an abuser’s attitude and behavior, and empowers them to…help their children heal…I strongly recommend the book to mothers who are currently being abused or who have been abused in the past, as well as to therapists who work with abused women and their children.”—Beverly Engel, MFT, author of The Emotionally Abused Woman and Loving Him Without Losing You
“Wonderful—this book covers the most important concerns facing an abused mother, in a friendly and compassionate tone that helps women avoid self-blame, while empowering them to promote their children’s well-being.”—Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D., psychologist, Siena College

Table Of Contents

When Dad Hurts MomPreface

One: Partner Abuse Through Children’s Eyes and Ears

Part I: The Abusive Man and Your Children
Two: The Abusive Mindset and Children
Three: Abusive Men as Parents
Four: Understanding Your Children’s Inner World
Five: Protecting your Children’s Boundaries

Part II: The Abusive Man and Family Dynamics
Six: A Weekend with the Abbott Family
Seven: Defending Your Role as Mother
Eight: Maintaining Healthy Dynamics in Your Family
Nine: To Leave or Not to Leave
Ten: Dealing with Child Protective Services

Part III: The Abusive Man and Your Children Post-Separation
Eleven: What Separation and Divorce Mean for Your Children
Twelve: Abusive Men as post-Separation Parents
Thirteen: making your Way in the Family Court System

Part IV: Children Moving Forward
Fourteen: Helping Your Children Heal
Fifteen: Empowering your Children
Sixteen: Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

Hearing the Personal Accounts of Abused Mothers

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