All But My Soul; Abuse Beyond Control

Jeanne I. King, PhD, 2001

This is a true story of wife abuse and child abuse: the personal account of Dr. Jeanne King. It shows how a well-documented family abuser uses the system to further abuse the family by pushing the protective mother out of their abused children’s lives.

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This is the first book in print, written in first person, on re-victimization and on-going entrapment in the cycle of violence.

All But My Soul tells you what can happen when a victim returns to an abusive relationship and what could be ahead on her way out. This compelling expose’ is has many insights on what supports and what breaks the abusecycle, giving choices before it is too late.

Available through your public library, local or on-line bookstore.

Building Bridges Between Domestic Violence Organizations and Child Protective Services

A new resource for advocates seeking to strengthen efforts to help battered women with abused and neglected children. This paper provides both background information and a framework for collaboration with child protection agencies that will support the work of domestic violence advocates as they try to improve safety for women and their children.

Building Bridges resource

Ordinary Magic: Lessons From Research on Resilience in Human Development

Author: Ann S. Masten, University of Minnesota

This article highlights key lessons learned from research on resilience that may guide practices and policies aimed at promoting positive development amon children exposed to high levels of risk or adversity.

Ordinary Magic: Lessons From Research on Resilience in Human Development

Wrestling With Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering

Produced Media Education Foundation, 60 minutes.

Wrestling with Manhood is the first educational program to pay attention to the enormous popularity of professional wrestling among male youth,addressing its relationship to real-life violence and probing the social values that sustain it as a powerful cultural force. Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, this video illustrates how so-called“entertainment” is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence.

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The authors further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become“men.”

Also available from the Media Education Foundation:

  • Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity
  • Dreamworlds II: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video

To see 5 min. Wrestling with Manhood clip, go to

Parenting Arrangements After Domestic Violence

Safety as a Priority in Judging Children’s Best Interest
Peter G. Jaffe, et al., Author
Published in the Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Volume 6, p. 81, 2005.

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This article discusses some of the controversies surrounding parent-child access and outlines practical guidelines within a clinical and legal context.

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It begins with an overview of the relevance of domestic violence in custody and access disputes, then provides a framework for differential assessment and interventions that are based on a thorough understanding of the dynamics of violence in a particular relationship.Finally, it identifies factors that should be associated with terminating access, supervising access, or supervising exchanges, which are the most common remedies in these circumstances.

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