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RECOMMENDED READING and SELF-HELP BOOKS:

 
  1. Bancroft, Lundy, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the minds of angry and  controlling men.
    New York, New York: Berkley Publishing Group - 2002 (An absolute must read for anyone suffering now, or in the past with domestic violence and abuse in any way. Also, an incredible eye-opener for counselors, judges, law enforcement, mediators and advocates! Two-thumbs up! Also highly recommended by the ODVN-Ohio Domestic Violence Network)
     
  2. Wilson, K.J., When Violence Begins at Home: A comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Violence
    Alameda, CA: Hunter House 1997 (Very Informative!)
     
  3. Nelson, Noelle, Dangerous Relationships: How to Identify and Respond to the Seven Warning Signs of a Troubled Relationship
    Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press – 1997 (Very Informative!)
     
  4. Lissette, Andrea and Kraus, Richard, Free Yourself from an Abusive Relationship: 7 Steps to Taking Back Your Life
    Alameda, CA: Hunter House 1999 (Incredible book! A must read for survivors!)
     
  5. Potter-Efron, Ron, Angry all the Time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control
    West Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications 1994
     
  6. Jones, Ann, Next Time She’ll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It
    Boston, MA: Beacon Press 1994 (Excellent book!)
     
  7. Rule, Ann, Kiss Me, Kill Me: and Other True Cases, Ann Rule’s Crime Files: Vol.9
    New York, NY: 2004 (Totally Awesome!)
     
  8. Smith, Judith R., Time to Break Free: Meditations for the First 100 Days after Leaving an Abusive Relationship
    Center City, Minn: Hazelden 1999
     
  9. Smith, Judith R., Time to Fly Free: Meditations for Those who have Left an Abusive Relationship
    Center City, Minn: Hazelden 2001 (Wonderful little book!)
     
  10. Biebel, David, If God is So Good, Why do I Hurt So Bad?
    Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, Felming H. 1989 (Helps with the “Why?” Wonderful book to read!)
     
  11. Evans, Patricia, The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and Hot to Respond
    Avon, Mass: 1992 (Great book – very helpful!)
     
  12. De Becker, Gavin, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect us From Violence
    Canada. Little, Brown & Co. Ltd. 1997 (Absolute must read for anyone!)
     
  13. De Becker, Gavin, Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
    New York, NY. Dell Publ.. 1999 (Great Book!)
     
  14. Kubany, Edward S., McCaig, Mari A., Laconsay, Janet R., Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women: Step-by-step exercises for recovering from the abuse you’ve endured & taking back your life
    Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publ.. 2003 (Excellent Workbook – extremely helpful!)
  15. Tiddle, Deanna Hessedal, Hold on, Jessica, Don't Let Go
    1st Books Library  2002  (A great children's book about a young girl living with an alcoholic father and how she deals with it. ) Author Website
  16. Allender, Dan B., PhD. The Healing Path  (How the hurts in your past can lead you to a more abundant life.)
  17. Weinhold, Barry K., PhD. & Weinhold, Janae B. PhD. Breaking Free of the Co-dependency Trap - (A classic on understanding and healing dysfunctional relationships.)
  18. Melody Beattie - Beyond Codependency - (And Getting Better All The Time) - (also author of: Codependent No More)
  19. Allender, Dan B., PhD. The Wounded Heart - (Hope for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse.)
  20. Paymar, Michael - Violent No More - (Helping men end domestic abuse-Violent Men Can Change. This book shows them how.)
  21. McNaulty, Faith - The Burning Bed - The true story of Francine Hughes-A beaten wife who rebelled. Great read!
  22. Lawless, Elaine J., - Women Escaping Violence - "Empowerment through Narrative." Professor Lawless has transformed the true stories of women going through shelters. Their stories are real, compelling riveting and virtually captivating. The Introduction explains the who, what, when, how and why. Excellent book. 

 

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