A true story of child sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish world -- and one girl's courage to survive and heal.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Genendy grew up in a large, ultra-Orthodox family – the third of twelve brothers and sisters – that held a dark secret. When she was a young girl, the people who were meant to protect her committed violent atrocities that left her battered and broken. But after years of struggle, torment, and therapy, Genendy was able to build her life and confront her abusers. But that confrontation came with a steep price.
Memoirs of an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse
Author: Randy Gardner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This story is for you, whether you are a victim or a survivor of child abuse, or know someone who is. This is the compelling story of a child’s struggle to survive emotional, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her own family. It is also the story of her lifelong struggle to deal with the pain and to heal the emotional scars resulting from years of abuse. Sandi’s Story is taken directly from the journals of the victim herself. Anyone concerned about child abuse will, without a doubt, want to read and learn from this personal account. This story is also enriched by helpful comments, quotes, poetry, and prose; much of it written by other survivors or experts in child abuse. Remember… tell your story
Author: Carol-Ann Hooper
Category: Social Science
Despite increased recognition of the high incidence of child sexual abuse, little attention has so far been paid to the women on whom children primarily depend for care adn protection - their mothers. Informed by theory and research on other situations involving loss, secrecy and moral dilemmas, as well as the rapidly accumulating knowledge of child sexual abuse, Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse offers a new analysis of mother's reactions and resposes, presenting a fresh perspective on a shocking porblem for practitioners and policy-makers involved in child protection, as well as students and lecturers of social work and social studies and women's studies.
One Child's Courage to Survive
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
The Experience of Abuse for the Child, the Adult, and the Helper
Author: Walker, Moira
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
In recent years considerable attention has been paid to the subject of abuse in childhood. Less attention has been paid to what happens to the vast number of women and men who have reached adulthood with this experience haunting them. Moira Walker overviews the experience and its implications, dealing with physical, sexual and psychological abuse. An essential part of the content is based on interviews with survivors of child abuse, voicing their views on the effects of the experience and the effectiveness of the help offered. At the same time Surviving Secrets seeks to understand the context in which abuse takes place, the society which itself contains and sustains abuse at various levels. It is a moving account of the experience and effects of childhood abuse and a handbook for those in the caring professions, in voluntary organizations and elsewhere who are helping survivors of abuse.
Volume 3: Systemic Disorders and Social Pediatrics
Author: Piyush Gupta,PSN Menon,Siddarth Ramji,Rakesh Lodha
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
The book attempts to provide the essential information that postgraduates throughout India need to capture to effectively address the health problems that our children and youth may face in the times to come. Our objective is to be comprehensive yet concise and reader friendly, embracing both the new advances in science as well as the time-honored art of pediatric practice. Both Indian and international experts in respective fields have provided the details which have been further scrutinized for exposition and usefulness to pediatric postgraduates by a chosen team of eminent academicians. We have liberally included tables, line diagrams, images, clinical photographs, illustrative figures, flowcharts and algorithms in the main text. The book is divided in 10 major Parts and further arranged into 51 Sections to cover all aspects of postgraduate pediatric curriculum. Themes which have major public health relevance for India are extensively covered. It is almost impossible to cover all pediatric problems with the same degree of detail and hence a careful balance has been made in the details of description of diseases and their management to the needs of the students, and to keep the book to a manageable size. Take-home messages are provided at the end of each chapter. Selected recent references, mostly leading articles, reviews and position statements, are provided for more detailed information if desired by the student or the teacher.
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Keine andere Autorin hat über die Jahrzehnte hin den Rassenkonflikt in Amerika so konsequent und leidenschaftlich beschrieben wie die Literaturnobelpreisträgerin Toni Morrison. "Gott, hilf dem Kind" setzt den mit "Jazz" begonnenen Zyklus fort, in dem Morrison die Situation der Schwarzen in den USA beleuchtet. Ein weiterer großer Roman der im Kampf gegen Rassismus engagierten Autorin. Lula Ann ist ein so tiefschwarzes Baby, dass ihre Mutter Sweetness bei der Geburt fast zu Tode erschrickt und der Vater die junge Familie auf der Stelle verlässt, weil er nicht glauben kann, dass dieses Kind von ihm ist. Sweetness erzieht Lula Ann zu Gehorsam und Unterwürfigkeit, nur nicht auffallen, aus Angst vor rassistischen Angriffen. Doch die heranwachsende Tochter sträubt sich gegen die verordnete Angepasstheit. Sie ändert ihren Namen, in Bride, kleidet sich in provokant strahlendes Weiß, macht Karriere bei einer Kosmetikfirma, verliebt sich in einen geheimnisvollen Mann und befreit sich auf ihre Weise von der Vergangenheit. Zwei starke Frauen, zwei verschiedene Lebensentwürfe, in dem Versuch, sich zu schützen und gleichzeitig zu behaupten. Ein Roman, der zur Weltliteratur gehört.
Author: Sarah Wilson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The shocking first true account from one of the young girls who lived through and survived the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.
Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.
Gefangen und missbraucht in einer Sekte - unsere wahre Geschichte
Author: Celeste Jones,Kristina Jones,Juliana Buhring
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Kristinas, Celestes und Julianas Familie ist die Sekte »Kinder Gottes«, in der sie den Misshandlungen und dem Missbrauch durch erwachsene Sektenmitglieder hilflos ausgesetzt sind. Die Schwestern werden schon früh voneinander getrennt und leben in verschiedenen Missionsstationen der Gemeinschaft. Sie träumen von einem Wiedersehen, fürchten aber den Zorn Gottes, wenn sie sich dem Willen der »Familie« widersetzen. Schonungslos offen erzählen die Schwestern von den seelischen Grausamkeiten und der Gewalt unter dem Deckmantel des Glaubens. Ihre Geschichte ist voller schmerzlicher Erinnerungen, aber auch das Zeugnis einer mutigen Befreiung und dem Weg in ein neues Leben.
My Own True Story of Child Abuse and the Fight for Survival
Author: Kate Skylark,Siobhan Lennon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
An horrific true story of extreme bullying and childhood sexual abuse. Kate Skylark has previously co-authored two books about child abuse. But now, it's time for Kate (real name Siobhan) to tell her own story. Ugly Child, is a moving and shocking account of Siobhan's own childhood bullying and sexual abuse. Siobhan's life at school is a nightmare of constant verbal and physical attacks. As the abuse escalates, Siobhan begins to fear for her life and she must take drastic action to escape the torment. The story builds to a crescendo and one final, shocking act of sexual violence changes the lives of all concerned for ever. This is a story of extreme bullying, sexual abuse and heartbreak. But ultimately it is also one of forgiveness and redemption, as Siobhan learns to lay to rest the ghosts of her past. For every book sold, a donation will be made to the NSPCC.
Of the Abused and Silent
Author: Theresa Westbrook & John Borgstedt
World-wide published author, John Borgstedt, has done it again in this new co-authored book, The Advocates ... Of the Abused and Silent. Mr. Borgstedt, along with his co-author Theresa Westbrook, has created a book that will both move you and motivate you to be the voice of change for the children of our nation. Because of the enormous success of Mr. Borgstedt’s first book, I Love You Mom – Please Don’t Break My Heart, his personal story of surviving and overcoming unspeakable child abuse is now available in the docudrama entitled I Love You Mom - Please Don’t Break My Heart. “When you are in the presence of a ‘real’ person, you know it. They are the ones who inspire you for the better and genuinely share their lives with others. Theresa Westbrook is genuine and I am pleased to work together for the purposes of ending child abuse, helping victims and positively influencing troubled youth.” John Borgstedt * * * The Advocates ... Of the Abused and Silent is an excellent addition to author Theresa Westbrook’s first book, A Strand of Pearls, endorsed by nationally known author, Frank Minirth MD. A Strand of Pearls is widely used by counselors and others who help victims and treat offenders of child sex abuse, and The Advocates ... Of the Abused and Silent will be a welcomed resource. Using unique fictional televised settings, co-authors John Borgstedt and Theresa Westbrook blend facts, true stories, their exemplary lives and wit into this power-packed, no-holds-barred, ingenious book. “I am encouraged by John Borgstedt’s remarkable story and relentless efforts to bring awareness and change in the lives of abused children and troubled youth. Combining our personal experiences and knowledge of physical and sexual child abuse, we become a dynamic duo delivering a one-two punch to knock out child abuse in society.” Theresa Westbrook
Author: Nola Katherine Trewin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I Can Begin Again will take you into the complex and perplexing mind of an adult who bears the scars of child abuse. It was the voices of abused children both past, present, and yet to come who beckoned the author to tell her own story of childhood sexual abuse. For thirty years God would not let her rest until she finally listened and obeyed His call on her life to reach out and help others who are stuck in the grips of this devastating affliction. This very personal story will help the adult, who was abused as a child, to understand who they are and why they behave the way they do. It will prove that they do not have to remain stuck in their pain and it will show them how to reclaim the power that was stolen from them as a precious, innocent child. This revealing account will encourage those who have endured any type of abuse to believe they can do more than just survive . . . they can begin life again! The author also brings insights to those of you who live with one who has been wounded by child abuse. It is her hope that understanding will bring healing to relationships that are often torn apart because of the confusing behavior of the abused adult/child. She will also open the eyes of abusers who have no clue what they are actually doing to their precious, innocent victims. It is her prayer that her story will save other innocent children from becoming victims. There are many subjects covered in this book, and everyone who reads it will take from it something of value. Please won’t you join the author as the Master Artist guides her brush as she paints the canvas of her life for you? Cry with her, laugh with her, and be touched . . . perhaps even changed . . . by the power of her incredible story. And then share it with others —everyone knows someone who has been abused.
One Child's Story of Survival and Hope
Author: Martha Nibley Beck
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims
In a thoughtful, moving, and ultimately inspiring memoir, bestselling author Martha Beck chronicles her difficult decision to leave behind her Mormon childhood and upbringing, and reveals her lifetime struggle to overcome a dark secret buried in her childhood. While growing up as 'Mormon royalty' within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the church's high elders - known as the Apostles - and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct. When her son was born with Down syndrome, she and her husband left their graduate programmes at Harvard to return to Provo, Utah, and the supportive Mormon community of Martha's youth. But after Martha began teaching at Brigham Young University, she saw at firsthand the church's ruthlessness as it silenced dissidents and masked truths that contradicted its beliefs. Most troubling of all, Martha was Jolted into recovering memories of sexual abuse at the hands of one of the church's most respected leaders. entertaining wit, Leaving the Saints is an unforgettable autobiography that offers a rare glimpse inside one of the world's most secretive religions while telling a profoundly moving story of personal courage, survival, and the transformative power of spirituality.
Author: Paul Valent
At the end of the Second World War approximately 1.5 million Jewish children had been killed by the Nazis. In this book, ten child survivors tell their stories. Paul Valent, himself a child survivor and psychiatrist, explores with profound analytical insight the deepest memories of those survivors he interviewed. Their experiences range from living in hiding to physical and sexual abuse. Child Survivors of the Holocaust preserves and integrates the personal narratives and the therapist's perspective in an amazing chronicle. The stories in this book contribute to questions concerning the roots of morality, memory, resilience, and specifc scientific queries of the origins of psychosomatic symptoms, psychiatric illness, and trans-generational transmission of trauma. Child Survivors of the Holocaust speaks to the trauma facing contemporary child victims of abuse worldwide through past narratives of the Holocaust.
Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.
A Sister's Harrowing Story of Survival from The Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho
Author: Regina Calcaterra,Rosie Maloney
Category: Family & Relationships
In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra pairs with her youngest sister Rosie to tell Rosie’s harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant, story of childhood abuse and survival. They were five kids with five different fathers and an alcoholic mother who left them to fend for themselves for weeks at a time. Yet through it all they had each other. Rosie, the youngest, is fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blows in and out of their lives “like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path.” But when Regina discloses the truth about her abusive mother to her social worker, she is separated from her younger siblings Norman and Rosie. And as Rosie discovers after Cookie kidnaps her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother is living in Cookie’s presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settles in Idaho, Rosie refuses to give in. Like her sister Regina, Rosie has an unfathomable strength in the face of unimaginable hardship—enough to propel her out of Idaho and out of a nightmare. Filled with maturity and grace, Rosie’s memoir continues the compelling story begun in Etched in Sand—a shocking yet profoundly moving testament to sisterhood and indomitable courage.
Traumatische Erfahrungen verstehen und überwinden
Author: Judith Herman
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
Dieses Buch ist das Ergebnis jahrzehntelanger Forschung und praktischer Arbeit mit Opfern sexueller und häuslicher Gewalt. Es spiegelt zudem die vielfältigen Erfahrungen der Autorin mit zahlreichen anderen traumatisierten Patienten wider, vor allem mit Kriegsveteranen und Terroropfern. 2015 fasste Judith Herman die neuesten Forschungen und Entwicklungen zusammen und ergänzte somit ihren Klassiker, der nie an Aktualität verloren hat. "Das Buch von Judith Herman ist eines der wichtigsten und gleichzeitig lesbarsten Bücher der modernen Traumaforschung. Es sollte in allen universitären Seminaren zum Thema psychische Traumatisierungen zur Pflichtlektüre gehören." - Dr. Arne Hofmann
A Journey Through Incest Survival
Author: Marcia J. Terpstra
Publisher: Author House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is about the absolute raw pain of surviving through life after childhood incest. The raw pain emotionally. The raw pain physiologically. The raw pain spiritually. The raw pain mentally. The raw pain physically. The raw pain sexually. The horrific damage done to one's entire soul. This book is about surviving in a sphere far beyond just walking this earth. This book is about the destruction done as a result of incest far beyond those physical moments of that touching. This book is about the carnage left behind long after those moments of incest were over; the touch was gone. This book was written not only for incest survivors but also for those who are living with raw pain from abuse of any kind. So survivors of all forms of abuse can tap into and embrace and validate their own life stories of abuse; each one's individual feelings of raw pain no matter where they came from. This book was written from a realm beyond a physical existence. This book is written to tell the world that incest and abuse of any kind, especially done to a child, is a lifelong sentence. Surviving after those moments of touch whether done once or a thousand times has the same impact. Those moments of violation alter one's life and life choices FOREVER! There is no such thing as living a life that remotely seems fair or just; nothing even close to "normal". The changes of a healthy, full life are stolen from you - TAKEN! It takes years to put the pieces together; to make sense of any of it. But only if you are fortunately enough to do so!
The Stories Of Women Abused As Children & The Group Therapy Techniques That Helped Them Heal
Author: Philip G. Ney,Anna Peters
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.