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The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics
Lundy Bancroft & Jay G. Silverman

This is by far the clearest and most insightful book to appear on domestic violence and custody issues, thoroughly grounded in both the research and the court system. — Joan Zorza

The Hostage Child: Sex Abuse Allegations in Custody Disputes
Leora N. Rosen & Michelle Etlin

The book highlights problems with the legal process and the current child protection system, including the anti-mother bias that frequently emerges in custody battles. — Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence

Next Time She’ll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It
Ann Jones

Significant and depressing, this [book reveals] the number of women who are battered and the obstacles they face trying to combat abuse. Jones asserts that there is an entrenched misogyny in the legal system… battered women are battered once again by the law. — Publishers Weekly

Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black, and Blue
Carolyn M. West, Ed.

For too long, Black women have been suffering the effects of violence in painful silence. Provides a forum where personal testimony and academic research meet to show you how living at the intersection of many kinds of oppression shapes the lives of Black women. — Routledge

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
Lundy Bancroft

Sound advice to women who are abused by their partners and are concerned about the impact on their children. Without judging women in abusive situations, Bancroft emphasizes that they are in the best position to help their children heal after witnessing abuse. — Booklist

When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right
Ann Jones & Susan Schechter

Abusive relationships are more common than many women think. Even men who have never been physically violent toward their partners may be abusers. A woman married to a manipulative or overly critical man is in a potentially dangerous situation. — Publishers Weekly

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Lundy Bancroft

Jargon-free analysis of the nature of abusive thinking, how abusive men manipulate their families and the legal system and whether or not they can ever be cured. — Publishers Weekly

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