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A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive

by Dave Pelzer

This book is a perfect example of how the human spirit can provide strength in the toughest of situations. David's spirit helped him to survive through his mother's emotional and physical abuse. He refused to let his mother win. He had no one to help him so he learned how to fend for himself. His courage and determination saved him.
The Lost Boy: A foster Child's Search for The Love of a Family

by Dave Pelzer

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent.
A Man Named Dave

by David Pelzer

He provides living proof that we can "stop the cycle" and lead fulfilling, rewarding lives full of healthy relationships. Ultimately triumphant, this book will have you living through the eyes of a terrified child, a struggling young man, and an adult finally forgiving his dying father.
Help Yourself: Finding Hope, Courage and Happiness

by Dave Pelzer

In this self-help book, Pelzer sticks with his warm and plainspoken narrative style (think Chicken Soup for the Soul) to offer advice on how to help yourself overcome adversity and let go of the past. Wisely, Pelzer often deflects attention away from his overpowering story. Instead, he offers anecdotes that pertain to more common, everyday scenarios: you feel taken advantage of at work but are afraid to quit; you have unresolved issues with your spouse.
WHEN LOVE GOES WRONG - What to Do When You Can't Do Anything Right

by Ann Jones and Susan Schechter

Strategies for coping with controlling partners. 1993, Harper-Perennial, 358 pages
HEALING THE SCARS OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE

by Gregory L. Jantz

In this provocative book, Gregory Jantz examines the pervasive yet overlooked problem of emotional abuse-and why it is so common and damaging. Whether you or a loved on has been abused by words, actions, or even indifference, this book will help you to understand the effects of the abuse, give you insight into the problems of the abuser, and show you how to overcome the past. Fourth printing, 1999, Revell
TO BE AN ANCHOR IN THE STORM -- A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women

by Susan Brewster, M.S.S.W.

A person in an abusive relationship can be desperate for a solid base to turn to, an anchor to lend perspective and nurture self-esteem. This book will help you assess whether or not, and how, you might become that anchor. 2000, Seal Press, 236 pages
SELF-ESTEEM

by Matthew McKay, PhD, and Patrick Fanning

This updated classic is still the most comprehensive guide on the subject. It uses proven cognitive techniques for talking back to the self-critical voice inside you. Third Edition, 2000, New Harbinger Publications, 316 pages
Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence:
A Workbook for Women

(New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

by Edward S., Ph.D. Kubany, Mari A. McCaig, Janet R. Laconsay

"Women who have been physically or emotionally abused by their husbands, boyfriends, or other intimate partners often experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story

by Lynn C. Tolson

An inspirational true story that reveals the therapeutic process and its effectiveness. In sharing her jouney the author provides a message of hope.
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