A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Books by Topic: Supporters of Survivors

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(We have not read all of these books so this particular list is in alphabetical order.)
Family and Friends’ Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk and Take Action When Someone You Care About is Being Abused.

by Elaine Weiss.

Helping Her Get Free:  A Guide for Families & Friends of Abused Women

by Susan Brewster. Guidance for those who support victim-survivors.  This book was originally published as To be an Anchor in the Storm.

How He Wins: Abusive Intimate Partners Going Free.

by Don Hennessy. Excerpt from the back of the book: In this challenging book, Don Hennessy offers advice to women experiencing coercive control, and presents powerful first hand testimony from a number of these women. He pays particular attention to the impact of domestic violence on the target-woman’s wider family. He examines our practices and procedures, our attitudes and beliefs in relation to those he terms “psychefiles”, and argues that we have made few inroads in this area – either into the prevalence of male intimate abuse or in relation to the tactics that support the ability of the abuser to establish and maintain his control.

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence:  A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse.

by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Dr. Patricia Easteal, and Dr. Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck. This is an authoritative resource for all professionals who work with IPSV victims including counselors, social workers, refuge workers, victim advocates, mental health professionals, pastoral workers, lawyers, police, and health practitioners.  This book brings together advice from professionals working with individuals who have experienced IPSV, including Barbara Roberts who has contributed a chapter in this book;  the chapter is entitled “Pastoral Responses to Christian Survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence”.

Response Based Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Violence

by Allan Wade, Margareta Hyden, David Gadd. Recommended for all professionals who are in some way or other dealing with interpersonal violence and abuse. We have not read this yet but are comfortable endorsing it as we have great respect for Allan Wade one of the authors / editors, and are confident his co-editors would be of similar integrity.

What Parents Need to Know about Dating Violence:  Advice and Support for Helping Your Teen

by Barrie Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggam.  Recommended by Lundy Bancroft.

The books that follow under this line have not yet been categorized in order of how strongly we recommend them.
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